Alan Wolfe


Biography of Alan Wolfe

Alan Wolfe is a political scientist and a sociologist and is currently on the faculty of Boston College and serves as director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of American Democracy Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation in partnership with Yale University Press and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, "dedicated to research and education aimed at renewing and sustaining the historic vision of American democracy".

A graduate of Central High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), he received a B.S. from Temple University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He has honorary degrees from Loyola College in Maryland and St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Alan Wolfe's Works:

An End To Political Science: The Caucus Papers With Marvin Surkin (Basic Books, 1970)
Political Analysis: An Unorthodox Approach With Charles A. McCoy (Crowell, 1972)
The Seamy Side Of Democracy: Repression In America (McKay, 1973)
The Politics And Society Reader With Ira Katznelson et al. (1974)
The Limits Of Legitimacy: Political Contradictions of Contemporary Capitalism (Free Press, 1977)
The Rise And Fall Of The `Soviet Threat (Institute for Policy Studies, 1979)
Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation (University of California Press, 1991)
One Nation, After All (1998)
Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice (2001),
The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Practice our Faith (2003).
Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It (Princeton University Press, 2005)
Does American Democracy Still Work? (Yale University Press, 2006)
The Future of Liberalism, Knopf, 2009
Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It Knopf, 2011

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