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Lindahl, Folke

Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy

Case Hall
842 Chestnut Rd Room S319
East Lansing, MI 48825


Ph.D., University of Hawaii; Political Science

Professor Lindahl has taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of Hawaii, and York University in Toronto. He has published a monograph on Tocqueville's political theory, articles on political theory in journals in this country and in Sweden, and has received several grants and awards. Professor Lindahl's research and teaching interests include 19th and 20th century political theory, the philosophy of social science, American political thought, Caribbean politics and culture and Scandinavian social democracy.

Professor Folke Lindahl is the recipient of MSU's Outstanding Service to Study Abroad award. He received the award at the International Awards Center at the Huntington Club in Spartan Stadium in April.


Norm Graham and Folke Lindahl co-edited the book "Eurasian Political Economy and Public Policy Studies," the first of a collection published by the MSU Press. The collection is entitled "The Political Economy of Transition in Eurasia Democratization and Economic Liberalization in a Global Economy." In it, Professor Lindahl has a chapter entitled "The Dissidents and the Antipolitical Ideology of Civil Society."

Professor Lindahl presented a paper, "Foundational and Anti-Foundational Liberalism: What's the Difference" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, April 2005).