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Robert Morrison MacIver

Robert Morrison MacIverBorn: 17-Apr-1882
Birthplace: Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Died: 15-Jun-1970
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Web of Government

Military service: Canadian War Labor Board (WWI)


[1] Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Father: Donald MacIver (merchant)
Mother: Christine Morrison
Wife: Ethel Marion Peterkin (m. 1911, three children)

    University: BA, Oxford University (1907)
    University: PhD, University of Edinburgh (1915)
    Teacher: Lecturer on Political Science, University of Aberdeen (1907-11)
    Teacher: Lecturer on Sociology, University of Aberdeen (1911-15)
    Professor: Political Science, University of Toronto (1915-27)
    Professor: Barnard College (1927-36)
    Professor: Sociology, Columbia University (1929-50)
    Administrator: President, New School for Social Research (1963-65)
    Administrator: Chancellor, New School for Social Research (1965-66)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    American Sociological Association A.S. Society President (1940)

Author of books:
Community: A Sociological Study (1917)
Elements of Social Science (1921, textbook)
The Modern State (1926)
Society: Its Structure and Changes (1931)
Society: A Textbook of Sociology (1937, textbook)
Leviathan and the People (1939)
Social Causation (1942)
The Web of Government (1947)
The More Perfect Union (1948)
The Pursuit of Happiness (1955)
Academic Freedom in Our Time (1955)
The Nations and the United Nations (1959)
Life: Its Dimensions and Its Bounds (1960)
The Challenge of the Passing Years (1962)
Power Transformed (1964)
The Prevention and Control of Delinquency (1966)
As a Tale That Is Told (1968, memoir)
Politics and Society (1969)
On Community, Society, and Power: Selected Writings (1970)


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