CHIROT, Daniel. American (born France), b. 1942. Genres: History, Politics/Government, Sociology. Career: University of Washington, Seattle, professor of international studies, 1975-. Publications: Social Change in a Peripheral Society, 1976; Social Change in the Twentieth Century, 1977; Social Change in the Modern Era, 1986; Modern Tyrants, 1994; How Societies Change, 1994. EDITOR: The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe, 1989; The Crisis of Leninism and the Decline of the Left, 1991; (co) Essential Outsiders, 1997; (co) Ethnopolitical Warfare, 2001. Address: Jackson School, Box 353650, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A.