Diamond, Larry

Larry DiamondLarry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, both at Stanford University. He is also the founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and co-director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. During 2002-3, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a contributing author of its report Foreign Aid in the National Interest. He has also advised and lectured to the World Bank, the United Nations, the State Department, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies dealing with governance and development. At Stanford University, Diamond is also professor by courtesy of political science and sociology and coordinates the democracy program of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Among his published works are The Spirit of Democracy, Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq (2005), Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation (1999), Promoting Democracy in the 1990s (1995), and Class, Ethnicity, and Democracy in Nigeria (1989).

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