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Irving Louis Horowitz


Irving Louis Horowitz is the Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He is the founder of Studies in Comparative International Development—now in its 40th year. He is also chairman of Transaction-Aldine Publishers. From 1962 to1969, Horowitz was professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, Queen’s University in Canada, and the University of California, and a Fulbright Lecturer in Argentina, Israel, and India.

Dr. Horowitz is recognized as the individual who introduced the phrase "Third World" into the lexicon of social research.

Selected Publications:
  • Tributes: An Informal History of Social Science in the Twentieth Century (2004)
  • Taking Lives: Genocide and State Power (1982)
  • Behemoth: The History and Theory of Political Sociology (1999)
    Last Updated: Nov 28, 2007



    Volume 26, no. 12, December 1983
    Cuba and the Caribbean

    Volume 21, no. 9, September 1978
    Small Lives for Big Words: Individualism and State Power Reconsidered

    Volume 20, no. 9, September 1977
    Death and Transfiguration in the Third World

    Volume 19, no. 11, November 1976
    Book Review: A Funeral Pyre for America

    Volume 18, no. 12, December 1975
    A More Equal World: An Interview With Irving Louis Horowitz

    Volume 18, no. 1, January 1975
    Race, Class, and the New Ethnicity

    Volume 16, no. 12, December 1973
    Book Review: The People: Growth and Survival

    Volume 16, no. 5, May 1973
    Israel--The Years Ahead

    Volume 15, no. 11, November 1972

    Volume 15, no. 9, September 1972
    Israel Developing

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