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Rein Taagepera

Rein TAAGEPERA, Estonian Member of the Constitutional Assembly. V. Vitols Prize, 1985; F. Tuglas Prize for short stories, 1990. member, Association, for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 1969, Chairman, 1986-1988.


  • TAAGEPERA, Rein was born on February 28, 1933 in Tartu, Estonia. Parents: Karl Taagepera and Elfriede-Amalie Taagepera (née Erbak).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science., University Toronto, 1959. Master of Arts, University Toronto, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Delaware, 1965.

      Master of Arts in International Relations, University Delaware, 1969.


    • Research physicist duPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1964-1970. Member faculty University California, Irvine, 1970-1994, professor social science, 1978-1994. Dean Tartu University School of Society Sciences, Estonia, 1992-1994, professor Estonia, 1994-1995.

      Member Estonian Constnl. Assembly, 1991-1992, candidate for president Estonia, 1992.


    • The Baltic States, Years of Dépendance, 1940-1980, 1983 (with R. Misiunes). Softening Without Liberalisation in the Soviet Union: The Case of Juri Kukk. 1984.


    Member American Political Science Association, Association Advancement Baltic Studies (president 1986-1988), Social Science History Society.


    • Married Mare Rünk, October 14, 1961. Children: Tiina-Kai, Salme, Jaan.
    • father: Karl Taagepera
    • mother: Elfriede Amalie (Erbak) Taagepera
    • spouse: Mare Rünk
    • children: Tiina-Kai Taagepera
    • Salme Taagepera
    • Jaan Taagepera
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    Born February 28, 1933
    Died October 30, 1995
    (aged 62)