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Irving Louis Horowitz

Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University

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.

Last Updated: July 5, 2017

  • 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)