Diamond, Larry 1951–

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Diamond, Larry 1951–

(Larry Jay Diamond)

PERSONAL: Born October 2, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1974, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1980.

ADDRESSES: Office—Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010. Agent—Scott Mendel, Mendel Media Group, 205 St. John's Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer and educator. Institute for Contemporary Studies, public policy fellow, 1979–80; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, assistant professor of sociology, 1980–85; Stanford University, Stanford, CA, professor of political science and sociology and senior fellow at Hoover Institution, codirector of Center for African Studies, 1994, 1999–2000, coordinator of democracy program at Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford Institute for International Studies, 2002–. National Endowment for Democracy, codirector of International Forum for Democratic Studies. Bayero University, visiting lecturer, 1982–83; Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, resident at Sun Yat-sen Institute of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 1997–98; University of Denver, member of international advisory board, International Human Rights Consortium, 2001–; University of California, Irvine, Harry Eckstein lecturer, 2003; guest speaker at other institutions, including University of Notre Dame, and Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain; presenter at seminars and workshops in the United States and abroad. Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, senior advisor on governance, 2004; U.S. Agency for International Development, member of advisory committee on voluntary foreign aid; East Asia Barometer, member of scientific team; consultant to World Bank, United Nations, U.S. State Department, and other agencies.

MEMBER: International Political Science Association, American Political Science Association, African Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies, Latin-American Studies Association, Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, Pacific Council on International Policy.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright fellow in Nigeria, 1982–83; grants from National Endowment for Democracy, 1984–87, MacArthur Foundation, 1987–90, Agency for International Development, 1987–89, 1990–93, and National Science Council of Taiwan, 1997–98; POSCO visiting fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, 1999; grant from Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, 1999–2000.


Class, Ethnicity, and Democracy in Nigeria: The Failure of the First Republic, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 1988.

Promoting Democracy in the 1990s: Actors and Instruments, Issues and Imperatives, Carnegie Corporation of New York (New York, NY), 1995.

Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1999.

Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, Times Books (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Foreign Policy for America's Third Century: Alternative Perspectives, edited by Thomas Henriksen, Hoover Institution Press (Stanford, CA), 2001; Taiwan's Presidential Politics: Democratization and Cross-Strait Relations in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Muthiah Alagappa, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2001; The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy, edited by Andrew Reynolds, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2002; Comparing Democracies: New Challenges in the Study of Elections and Voting, edited by Larry LeDuc, Richard Niemi, and Pippa Norris, Sage Publications (Newbury Park, CA), 2002; and Foreign Aid in the National Interest: Promoting Freedom, Security, and Opportunity, U.S. Agency for International Development (Washington, DC), 2002. Contributor to scholarly journals and other periodicals, including Journal of Contemporary China, Party Politics, Policy Review, Current History, Asian Survey, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Foreign Policy, Orbis, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Journal of Democracy.


(With Juan J. Linz and Seymour Martin Lipset; and author of introduction) Democracy in Developing Countries: Africa, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1988.

(With Juan J. Linz and Seymour Martin Lipset; and coauthor of introduction) Democracy in Developing Countries: Asia, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1989.

(With Juan J. Linz and Seymour Martin Lipset) Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1989, 2nd edition (with Linz, Lipset, and Jonathan Hartlyn), 1999.

(With Juan J. Linz and Seymour Martin Lipset) Politics in Developing Countries: Comparing Experiences with Democracy, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1990, 2nd edition, 1995.

The Democratic Revolution: Struggles for Freedom and Pluralism in the Developing World, Freedom House (New York, NY), 1992.

(And contributor) Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Countries, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1993.

(With Ehud Sprinzak; and contributor) Israeli Democracy under Stress, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1993.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1993.

(With Marc F. Plattner; and contributor) The Global Resurgence of Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1993, 2nd edition, 1996.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1994.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Economic Reform and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1995.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Civil-Military Relations and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1996.

(With Anthony Kirk-Greene and Oyeleye Oyediran; and contributor) Transition without End: Nigerian Politics and Civil Society under Babangida, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1997.

(With Marc F. Plattner, Hung-mao Tien, and Yun-han Chu; and contributor) Consolidating the Third-Wave Democracies, two volumes, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1997.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Democracy in East Asia, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1998.

(With Marc F. Plattner and Andreas Schedler) The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1999.

(With Marc F. Plattner; and author of introduction) Democratization in Africa, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1999.

(With Doh Chull Shin; and contributor) Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea, Hoover Institution Press (Stanford, CA), 2000.

(With Byung-Kook Kim; and contributor) Consolidating Democracy in South Korea, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2000.

(With Ramon H. Myers) Elections and Democracy in Greater China, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2001.

(With Marc F. Plattner) The Global Divergence of Democracies, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2001.

(With Richard Gunther; and contributor) Political Parties and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2001.

(With Marc F. Plattner) Democracy after Communism, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2002.

(With Marc F. Plattner and Daniel Brumberg; and coauthor of introduction) Islam and Democracy in the Middle East, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2003.

(With Marc F. Plattner and Philip J. Costopoulos) World Religions and Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2005.

Founding coeditor, Journal of Democracy; coeditor of special issue, American Behavioral Scientist, March-June, 1992. Member of editorial board, Current History, 2000–, and India Review, 2001–.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on comparative problems of democratic development and consolidation, U.S. and international policies to promote democracy and foster development, democratic consolidation in Taiwan, democratic transitions and prospects in Africa, and public attitudes and values toward democracy in new democracies.