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Robert A. Dahl

AKA Robert Alan Dahl

Born: 17-Dec-1915
Birthplace: Inwood, IA
Died: 5-Feb-2014
Location of death: Hamden, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Political Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Who Governs?

Military service: US Army (infantry, WWII)

Wife: Mary Bartlett (m. 1940, d. 1970, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Christopher
Son: Eric
Daughter: Kirsten
Son: Peter (d.)
Wife: Ann Sale (m. 1973, until his death)

    University: University of Washington
    University: PhD, Yale University (1940)
    Professor: Political Science, Yale University (1946-86)
    Department Chair: Political Science, Yale University (1957-62)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    American Political Science Association President (1967)
    National Academy of Sciences
    Bronze Star
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science 1995

Author of books:
Politics, Economics, and Welfare: Planning and Politico-Economic Systems Resolved into Basic Social Processes (1953, politics)
Social Science Research on Business: Product and Potential (1959, social studies)
Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City (1961, politics)
Modern Political Analysis (1963, politics)
Pluralist Democracy in the United States: Conflict and Consent (1967, politics)
After the Revolution? Authority in a Good Society (1970, politics)
Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (1971, politics)
Size and Democracy (1973, politics)
Dilemmas of Pluralist Democracy: Autonomy vs. Control (1982, politics)
Controlling Nuclear Weapons: Democracy versus Guardianship (1985, politics)
Democracy and Its Critics (1989, politics)
Toward Democracy: A Journey: Reflections, 1940-1997 (1997, collection)
On Democracy (1998, politics)
How Democratic Is the American Constitution? (2002, politics)
After the Gold Rush: Growing Up in Skagway (2005, memoir)
On Political Equality (2006, politics)

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