Spiro, Herbert (John)
SPIRO, Herbert (John)
SPIRO, Herbert (John). American (born Germany), b. 1924. Genres: Politics/Government, Autobiography/Memoirs, International relations/Current affairs. Career: Teaching Fellow in Government, 1950-53, Instructor in Government, 1954-57, and Assistant Professor of Government, 1957-61, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Amherst College, 1961-65; Chairman, Asian and African Studies Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College, 1964-65; Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1965-70; with the U.S. Dept. of State, senior member, Policy Planning Staff, 1970-75; Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, 1975-76; Ambassador to the United Republic of Cameroon, 1975-77; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, 1977-79; Visiting Professor, Defense Intelligence School, 1979-80; University Professor of Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University, Berlin, 1980-89; Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, Austin, 1989-91 (Visiting Scholar, 1984-89). Host, "Spiros Conversations," weekly program of Austin Community TV (conversations with authors, scholars, etc.). Publications: (co-author) Governing Post-War Germany, 1953; The Politics of German Codetermination, 1958; (co-author) Patterns of Government: The Political Systems of Europe, 1958, 1962; Government by Constitution: The Political Systems of Democracy, 1959; Politics in Africa: Prospects South of the Sahara, 1961; (co-author) Five African States 1963; World Politics: The Global System, 1966; Africa: The Primacy of Politics, 1967; (ed.) Patterns of African Development, 1968; (co-author) Why Federations Fail, 1968; The Dialectic of Representation 1619-1969, 1969; Responsibility in Government: Theory and Practice, 1969; Politics as the Master Science: From Plato to Mao, 1970; A New Foreign Policy Consensus?, 1979; (co-author) The Legacy of the Constitution, 1987; (co- author) Anti-Americanism, 1988; (co-author) Texas and Four World Regions, 1990; "Privatizing" American Embassies, 1996. Address: 1 Towers Park Ln., San Antonio, TX 78209-6412, U.S.A.