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Ronald F. Inglehart

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Political Science.

Research Professor, Center for Political Studies.

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Dr. Inglehart's research focuses on cultural change and its consequences. Using World Values survey data from 78 countries, he has investigated linkages between the values and beliefs of mass publics and the presence or absence of democratic institutions. He studies how cultural transitions in industrial societies influence individual autonomy and self-expression, politics, motivation to work, sexual and religious norms, and other central society and political orientations.

Recent Publications

Books

Norris, Pippa, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2009. Cosmopolitan communications: Cultural diversity in a globalized world. New York : Cambridge University Press. Abstract.

Inglehart, Ronald F., and Christian Welzel. 2005. Modernization, cultural change, and democracy : the human development sequence. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Inglehart, Ronald F., and Pippa Norris. 2004. Sacred and Secular: Reexamining the Secularization Thesis. Cambridge University Press.

Inglehart, Ronald F. 2004. Islam, Gender, Culture and Democracy: Findings from the Values Surveys. Ontario: de Sitter Publications. Abstract.

Inglehart, Ronald F., Miguel Basanez, Jaime Diez-Medrano, Loek Halman, and Ruud Luijkx. 2004. Human Beliefs and Values: a Cross-cultural Sourcebook based on the 1999-2002 Value Surveys. Mexico City: Siglo XXI.

Journal Articles

Diener, Ed, Ronald F. Inglehart, and Louis Tay. 2013. "Theory and Validity of Life Satisfaction Scales." Social Indicators Research, 112(3): 497-527. DOI. Abstract.

Inglehart, Ronald F., and Others. 2012. "How We Got Here The Rise of the Modern Order." Foreign Affairs, 91(1): 7-+.

Norris, P., and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2012. "Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations." Political Studies, 60(2): 228-251. DOI. Abstract.

Alexander, A.C., Ronald F. Inglehart, and C. Welzel. 2012. "Measuring effective democracy: A defense." International Political Science Review, 33(1): 41-62. DOI. Abstract.

Inglehart, Ronald F., and Christian Welzel. 2010. "Changing Mass Priorities: The Link between Modernization and Democracy." Perspectives on Politics, 8(2): 551-567. DOI. Abstract.

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