Raymond Duncan Gastil (December 19, 1931 – December 14, 2010) was an American social scientist, best known for evaluating political freedom in the Freedom in the World reports published by Freedom House".
Gastil received his BA (social relations, 1953), MA (Middle Eastern Studies, 1956) and PhD (Social Science, 1959) from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Pakistan (1953-4), and taught anthropology and social science at the University of Oregon. He spent seven years as a researcher at the Hudson Institute, analysing national security and other policy issues, and contributed to the Institute's 1968 book, Can We Win in Vietnam?. In the early 1970s he worked at the Battelle Memorial Institute. From 1977 to 1988 he was Director of Freedom House's annual survey.
- (co-editor), Can We Win in Vietnam?, Armbruster et al. (Praeger, 1968).
- (co-editor), Why ABM?: Policy issues in the missile defense controversy, Holst and Schneider, eds. (Pergamon, 1969).
- Cultural Regions of the United States, University of Washington Press, 1976
- Social Humanities: Toward an Integrative Discipline of Science and Values (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1977).
- (co-editor), Promoting Democracy: Opportunities and Issues, Goldman and Douglas, eds. (Praeger, 1988).
- (co-editor), Democracy and Development in East Asia: Taiwan, South Korea, and The Philippines, Robinson (ed.) (American Enterprise Institute, 1991).
- Progress: Critical Thinking About Historical Change (Westport: Praeger, 1993).
- (with Barnett Singer), The Pacific Northwest: Growth of a Regional Identity, McFarland, 2010
- "Paid Notice: Deaths GASTIL, RAYMOND DUNCAN BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER". http://www.nytimes.com). The New York Times. 19 Dec 2010. Retrieved 14 Mar 2015.
- Why ABM?:Policy issues in the missile defense controversy, Holst and Schneider, eds. (Pergamon, 1969). p304
- Can We Win in Vietnam?, Armbruster et al (Praeger, 1968). p425
- Gastil (1991, p. 21)
- Raymond D. Gastil (1971), "Homicide and a Regional Culture of Violence", American Sociological Review, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Jun., 1971), pp. 412-427
- Raymond D. Gastil (1976), "A More Pluralistic Ethic: In Response to DeMarco and Richmond", Worldview, April 1976
- Staffan I. Lindberg. Democracy and elections in Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. p171
- Gastil, Raymond Duncan (1991), "2 The comparative survey of freedom: Experiences and suggestions", in Inkeles, Alex, On measuring democracy: Its consequences and concomitants (second printing, 1993 ed.), New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Transactions Publishers, pp. 21–46, ISBN 0-88738-881-7
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