!!Jean Blondel - Curriculum Vitae
Born in Toulon, France (1929), educated in Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques and Faculté de Droit, 1950-1953) and in Oxford (St Antony's College, 1953-1955).
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*Research Student, University of Manchester, 1957-1958
*Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer in Political Institutions, University of Keele (Staffordshire) England, 1958-63
*American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, Yale University, 1963-1964
*Professor of Government, University of Essex, 1964-1984
*Occasional Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1968-78
*Visiting Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1969-70
*Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1984-1985
*Professor of Political Science, European University Institute, 1985-94
*Visiting professor, Colorado College, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2002
*Professorial fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, European University Institute, 1994-
*Visiting Professor, University of Siena, 1996-
*Founder of department and Chairman, Department of Government, University of Essex, 1964-1968
*Dean, School of Comparative Studies, University of Essex, 1967-69 and 1980-1981
*Deputy Vice-chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Essex, 198l-83
*Co-founder and Executive director, European Consortium for Political Research, 1970-79, which now groups over 150 departments and faculties across Europe
*Member of its executive committee, ECPR, 1979-1988
*Chairman, Law and Government Committee, Economic and Social Research Council, London, 1985-1987
*Chairman, Society and Politics Development Group, and Member of Council, Economic and Social Research Council, London, 1987-1990
*Member, Research Conference Working Party, European Science Foundation, 1990-1993
*Chairman, Science Policy Support Group, 1995-
*Chairman, British Election Study ESRC Management Committee, 1996-1997
*Chairman, Future of election studies ESRC Working Party, 1997-1998
*Consultancies with World Bank, OECD (SIGMA programme) 1998-1999
*Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, since 1990
*Hon. doctorates from: University of Salford (1991), University of Essex (1992), Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve (1993), University of Turku (1995), University of Macerata (2007)
*Political Studies of the United Kingdom 50th Anniversary Award for Lifetime Achievement in Political Science (2000)
*Member American Academy of Sciences (2004)
*Awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for Lifetime Achievement in political science (2004)
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