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People: Research Faculty

Ronald Inglehart

Deceased Emeritus Faculty


Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor Emeritus of Democracy, Democratization and Human Rights
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Research Professor Emeritus, Center for Political Studies


Ph.D. 1967 University of Chicago (Political Science)


Ronald Inglehart’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)



Author of more than 300 publications, Inglehart helped found the Euro-Barometer surveys and is founding president of the World Values Survey Association, which has surveyed representative national samples of the publics of 105 countries containing over 90 percent of the world’s population. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2011, he won the Johan Skytte prize in Political Science, often considered the highest prize awarded in the field of political science.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4255, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–936–1767
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Ronald Inglehart’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Inglehart, Ronald. Cultural Evolution People’s Motivations Are Changing, and Reshaping the World. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Inglehart, Ronald, and Pippa Norris. “Trump and the Populist Authoritarian Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse.” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 15, no. 02, 2017, pp. 443–454., doi:10.1017/s1537592717000111.

Inglehart, Ronald. “The Age of Insecurity: Can Democracy Save Itself?” Foreign Affairs (May-June):29-36. 2018.

Norris, Pippa and Ronald Inglehart. Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarianism Populism. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2019.

Haerpfer, C., Bernhagen, P., Inglehart, R. F., & Welzel, C. (2009). Democratization. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2nd edition forthcoming, 2019.

Research Projects

World Values Survey (WVS)