Silvert, Kalman H.

Silvert, Kalman H. (Hirsch)

(1921–76) political scientist; born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He ended a long teaching career at New York University (1967–76). He is credited with introducing quantitative techniques to political analysis, influencing changes in the United States government's Latin America policy in the 1970s, and promoting Latin American studies and social science research. His works include the posthumous Reason for Democracy (1977).
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