Starting his career as a jurist at the
University of Bordeaux ,
Duverger became more and more involved in political science and in
1948 founded one of the first faculties for political science in
Bordeaux, France . An emeritus professor of the Sorbonne and member of
FNSP , he has published many books and articles in newspapers,
Corriere della Sera
Duverger has studied the evolution of political systems and the institutions that operate in diverse countries, showing a preference for empirical methods of investigation rather than philosophical reasoning.
He devised a theory which became known as Duverger\'s law , which identifies a correlation between a first-past-the-post election system and the formation of a two-party system . While analysing the political system of France, he coined the term semi-presidential system .
From 1989 until 1994 he was a member of the Group of the Party of European Socialists in the European Parliament.
In 1981 he was elected a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts . He died at the age of 97 on 16 December 2014.
* 1 Career
* 1.1 Political parties
* 2 Duverger\'s Law * 3 Works * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
A member of Doriot\'s fascist
Parti Populaire Français from age 20,
Maurice Duverger completed his studies in from the
In his first publication, "The Constitutions of France" (1944), he explained that the French constitution of 1940 created a "de facto government". However, towards the end of the war, Duverger grew close to the Resistance, and in Libération analyzed the legitimacy of the new government of France and devoted himself to social-scientific theory.
After the War, he t