John Markoff (sociologist)

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John Markoff

John Markoff (born 1942) is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh.

Life, Education and Career[edit]

Markoff received a BA from Columbia College in 1962 and a PhD from Johns Hopkins in 1972. Prior to taking a position at University of Pittsburgh in 1972, Markoff taught at the City College of New York. He has also done research at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.

He has published extensively in sociological, historical and political science journals. He states that his research "concerns the history of democratization, considered as a multi-continental process across several centuries".[1]

Representative Publications[edit]

  • The Great Wave of Democracy in Historical Perspective (1994), ISBN 0-8014-9658-6
  • Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change (1996), ISBN 0-8039-9019-7
  • The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution (1996), ISBN 0-271-01538-1
  • Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Doléances of 1789 (1998), ISBN 0-8047-2669-8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Markoff, John. "John Markoff Faculty Page". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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