Divergent Democratic Practice, Where the Third Wave Began: The Iberian Divide


Location: Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Please join us on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30pm in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Room C103 for a lecture by Robert M. Fishman, Professor of Sociology and Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.

“Divergent Democratic Practice, Where the Third Wave Began: The Iberian Divide”

Robert M. Fishman, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame and faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Nanovic Institute for European Studies, is a comparative sociologist who works primarily on democracy, consequences of inequality, and interconnections between politics and culture. His books include Democracy’s Voices: Social Ties and the Quality of Public Life in Spain (Cornell University Press, 2004), winner of Honorable Mention for Best Book in Political Sociology (2005); Working Class Organization and the Return to Democracy in Spain (Cornell University Press, 1990); and, coedited with Tony Messina, The Year of the Euro: The Cultural, Social and Political Import of Europe’s Single Currency (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006). He is also the author of articles on regime transitions, labor movements, Weberian methodology, social determinants of the priestly vocations rate, and social capital. Fishman’s current research focuses on ways in which democratization scenarios shape enduring patterns of democratic practice. Fishman holds a PhD from Yale University.