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Rein Taagepera

Member of the Constitutional Assembly

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

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

Connections

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