Young, M. Crawford

Young, M. (Merwin) Crawford

(1931–  ) political scientist; born in Philadelphia, Pa. A Harvard Ph.D., he spent his academic career at the University of Wisconsin, as Rupert Emerson Professor of Political Science after 1969. He specialized in politics and development in developing countries, particularly Africa. His works include The Politics of Cultural Pluralism (1976), Ideology and Development in Africa (1982), and The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State (coauthored, 1985).