Luc Huyse: from Academic to Public Intellectual
(Marc Hooghe) The Low Countries - 2010, № 18, pp. 293-294
This sociologist (born 1937) was one of the first to apply the theory of “consociational democracy”. In a number of more popular works he explained why Belgian politics can be regarded as “armed peace”. Always able to strike a perfect balance between academic rigour and social engagement, he also focused on the best way for new democracies in Africa to deal with crimes of a former dictatorship.
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