Leonard Binder

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Leonard Binder (born August 20, 1927)[1] is an American political scientist. He is a distinguished professor of political science and the former director of the Near East Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Binder was also Chair of the Political Science Departments of UCLA and the University of Chicago.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002[3]

Published works[edit]

  • Religion and Politics in Pakistan (1961)
  • Iran: Political Development in a Changing Society (1962)
  • The Ideological Revolution in the Middle East (1964)
  • In a Moment of Enthusiasm: Political Power and the second Stratum in Egypt (1978)
  • Islamic Liberalism (1988)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Faculty profile, UCLA International Institute, Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  3. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 20, 2011.