Speakers and Discussants

Arash Abizadeh (MPhil Oxford, PhD Harvard) is associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Associate Member of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. His research focuses on democratic theory and questions of identity, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism; immigration and border control; and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophy. He has recently completed a monograph forthcoming with Cambridge University Press titled Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics.

Christopher Achen is a professor in the Politics Department at Princeton University, where he holds the Roger Williams Straus Chair of Social Sciences. His primary research interests are public opinion, elections, and the realities of democratic politics, along with the statistical challenges that arise from those fields. He is the author, coauthor, or co-editor of six books, including Democracy for Realists (with Larry Bartels), published by Princeton University Press in 2016, and The Taiwan Voter (with T.Y. Wang), published by the University of Michigan Press in 2017. He has also published many articles.

Achen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1995, and has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and Princeton’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. He was the founding president of the Political Methodology Society, and he received the first career achievement award from The Political Methodology Section of The American Political Science Association in 2007. He has served on the top social science board at the National Science Foundation, and he was the chair of the national Council for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) from 2013-2015. He is also the recipient of an award in 1996 from the University of Michigan for lifetime achievement in training graduate students and a student-initiated award in 2017 from Princeton University for graduate student mentoring.

Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Together with Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht), he coordinates GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights. His most recent book publication is: Democratic Inclusion. Rainer Bauböck in Dialogue, Manchester University Press, Critical Powers Series, December 2017.

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Contemporary Critical Thought. She was the President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2006-07 and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1995. She has previously taught at the New School for Social Research and Harvard Universities, where she was Professor of Government from 1993-2000 and Chair of Harvard’s Program on Social Studies from 1996-2000. She is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the RESET Foundation, an Italian-European NGO that has organized the Istanbul Seminars at Bilgi University from 2008 to 2015. Professor Benhabib is the recipient of the Ernst Bloch prize for 2009, the Leopold Lucas Prize from the Theological Faculty of the University of Tubingen (2012), and the Meister Eckhart Prize (2014; one of Germany’s most prestigious philosophical prizes). A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient (2011-12), she has been research affiliate and senior scholar in many institutions in the US and in Europe such as Berlin’s Wissenschaftkolleg (2009), NYU Strauss Center for the Study of Law and Justice (2012), the European University Institute in Florence (Summer 2015) and Columbia University Law School (Spring 2016; Spring 2018).

Her most recent books include: The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, (2002); The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004), winner of the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association (2005) and the North American Society for Social Philosophy award (2004); Another Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press, 2006); Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (UK and USA: Polity Press, 2011); Gleichheit und Differenz. Die Würde des Menschen und die Souveränitätsansprüche der Vőlker (Equality and Difference. Human Dignity and Popular Sovereignty. Bilingual edition in English and German: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), and edited together with Volker Kaul, Toward New Democratic Imaginaries. Istanbul Seminars on Islam, Culture, and Politics (Springer 2016). Her new book, Exile, Statelessness, and Migration. Playing Chess with History from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin is Forthcoming in 2018 from Princeton University Press. She is currently at work on a book called Sovereignty. The Future of an Illusion, to be based on her Page-Barbour lectureship at the University of Virginia (Fall 2018).

Aysen Candas (PhD 2005, Columbia University) is an associate professor at Bogazici University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations. She is a dissident who has worked extensively on human rights violations and all varieties of minority rights in Turkey and she is currently prosecuted in Turkey as an Academic for Peace (for signing the Peace Petition criticizing the gross human rights violations in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey). She is currently a visiting professor at Yale University’s Department of Political Science and a Rice Fellow at the MacMillan Center and the Council on Middle East Studies. Her interests are in political and social theory, at the intersection of democratization, liberal and democratic rights, and social justice.

Isabelle Ferreras is a tenured fellow of the Belgian National Science Foundation (F.N.R.S., Brussels), a professor at the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) where she is a permanent researcher at the CriDIS (Centre for interdisciplinary research Democracy, Institutions, Subjectivity, Louvain), and a senior research associate of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA). Ferreras is an elected member of the Royal Academy for Science and Arts of Belgium. Ferreras is a sociologist (PhD, Louvain, 2004) and a political scientist (MSc, M.I.T., 2004). She is also an alumnus of the Trade Union Program (Harvard University, Class of 2005). Her research agenda has developed toward an exploration of firms as political entities from both a descriptive and normative perspective. Her main publications include monographs: Critique politique du travail. Travailler à l’heure de la société des services (2007, Les Presses de Sciences Po, Paris); Gouverner le capitalisme? Pour le bicamérisme économique (2012, Presses universitaires de France, Paris), book chapters for Cambridge University Press, Frommann-Holzboog (Stuttgart), Academia-Bruylant (Bruxelles), L’Harmattan (Paris), Armand Colin (Paris), Peter Lang (Brussels-London), academic peer-reviewed papers in Political Theory (with Hélène Landemore), Raisons pratiques, Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques, International Journal of Manpower (with Jean De Munck), Cahiers de droit de l’entreprise, Concepts and Methods (with Richard Freeman and Damian Raess), and contributions to journals like Boston Review, La Revue Nouvelle, Politique, Vacarme. Her forthcoming book will be released this Fall 2017 with Cambridge University Press: Firms as Political Entities. Saving Democracy through Economic Bicameralism.

Archon Fung is the Academic Dean and Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research explores policies, practices, and institutional designs that deepen the quality of democratic governance. He focuses upon public participation, deliberation, and transparency. He co-directs the Transparency Policy Project and leads democratic governance programs of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School. His books include Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (Cambridge University Press, with Mary Graham and David Weil) and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press). He has authored five books, four edited collections, and over fifty articles appearing in professional journals. He received two S.B.s — in philosophy and physics — and his Ph.D. in political science from MIT.

Jeffrey Green teaches at the University of Pennsylvania where he is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. He is the author of The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy (Oxford, 2016) and The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship (Oxford, 2010).

David Singh Grewal is Professor of Law at Yale Law School and holds a secondary appointment in the Yale Political Science Department. His teaching and research interests include legal and political theory; intellectual history, particularly the history of economic thought; global economic governance and international trade law; intellectual property law and biotechnology; and law and economics. His first book, Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalization, was published by Yale University Press in 2008. His second book, The Invention of the Economy, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. He has published on legal topics in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and several other law reviews, and on a variety of questions in political theory and intellectual history in several peer-reviewed journals. His public writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a member of the Board of Directors of the BioBricks Foundation. Before joining Yale Law School, he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He holds B.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. (Political Science) degrees from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Jacob S. Hacker is Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is the author or co-author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a wide range of popular writings on American politics and public policy. His most recent book, written with Paul Pierson, is American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper. Previously, the two wrote Winner-Take- All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. Professor Hacker is known for his research and writings regarding health policy, especially his development of the so-called public option, a proposal to expand Medicare to those without secure workplace health benefits. He helped found—and now serves on the Steering Committee of—the Scholars Strategy Network, a nationwide organization of nearly a thousand university-based members who seek to improve U.S. public policy and strengthen American democracy. He is also a member of the OECD’s High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, and serves on several nonprofit boards, including that of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bernard Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of  Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H.  Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University.  His scholarship intersects social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, and penal law and procedure. He has authored several books, including The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (Basic Books, 2018), Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Harvard University Press, 2015, reviewed in the New York Review of Books, the L.A. Review of BooksThe InterceptBook ForumThe New Republic, and the Times Literary Supplement. He also authored The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order, Harvard University Press, 2011, and Occupy: Three Inquiries in Disobedience, (with W. J. T. Mitchell and Michael Taussig), University of Chicago Press, 2013. Harcourt is a directeur d’etudes at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. He has taught at several universities, including, most recently, as the University of Chicago’s Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science and chairman of the political science department. Harcourt represented death row inmates in Montgomery, Ala., at what is now the Equal Justice Initiative. He continues to represent inmates sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole pro bono. He has also served on human rights missions in South Africa and Guatemala. Harcourt served as visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2016-2017.

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He served as Editor in Chief of Perspectives on Politics, a flagship journal of the American Political Science Association, from 2009-2017, and in 2017 was awarded APSA’s Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Public Service to the profession for his work. He has published four books, edited two anthologies, and published over 75 articles and essays. His book Democracy in Dark Times (Cornell University Press, 1998) is published in Romanian as Democratia in Vremuri Intunecate (Bucharest: Polirom Press, 2000). He is a Contributing Editor of Dissent magazine, and also a Contributing Editor at Public Seminar, where he publishes regularly on current events. Public Seminar Books, a new digital publishing venture of the New School, will be publishing his book, Against Trump: Notes from Year One, in 2018.

John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), and Distinguished Professor at Beijing University. Renowned globally for his creative thinking about democracy, he is the Director and co-founder of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN). In recent years, he has contributed to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Harper’s, the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post. His online column ‘Democracy Field Notes’ appears regularly in the New York- and Melbourne-based The Conversation. Among his best-known books are the best-selling Tom Paine: A Political Life (1995), Violence and Democracy (2004), Democracy and Media Decadence (2013) and the highly acclaimed full-scale history of democracy, The Life and Death of Democracy (2009). His most recent books are A Short History of the Future of Elections (2016) and When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: Rethinking Democracy in China (2017).

Hélène Landemore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She is the author of Hume. Probabilité et Choix Raisonnable (PUF: 2004) and Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many (Princeton University Press 2013; winner of the Spitz Prize 2015). She is also co-editor with Jon Elster of Collective Wisdom: Principles and Mechanisms (Cambridge University Press 2012). She is currently completing a second book in English entitled Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century, under contract with Princeton University Press, where she theorizes an alternative paradigm to representative democracy on the basis of concrete examples of participatory and deliberative democratic innovations. She has published articles on, among other things, the philosophy of social science, deliberative democracy, the Icelandic constitutional process of 2010-2013, crowdsourced policy-making in Finland, and workplace democracy. You can learn more about her work at www.helenelandemore.com

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, he taught at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. Lessig is a founding board member of Creative Commons. He serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association, he has received numerous awards, including a Webby, the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 Award, and Fastcase 50 Award. Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig has focused much of his career on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright. His current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. His books include: Republic, Lost v2 (2015), Republic, Lost (2012), Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (2009), Code v2 (2006), The Future of Ideas (2001), and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000). Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale.

Karuna Mantena is Associate Professor of Political Science. She holds a BSc(Econ) in International Relations from the London School of Economics (1995), an MA in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex (1996), and a PhD in Government from Harvard University (2004). Her research interests include modern political thought, modern social theory, the theory and history of empire, and South Asian politics and history. Her first book, Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism (2010), analyzed the transformation of nineteenth-century British imperial ideology. Her current work focuses on political realism and the political thought of M.K. Gandhi. Since 2011, Karuna Mantena has been serving as co-director of the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought. She is also currently the Chair of the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University.

John P. McCormick is Professor in the Political Science Department and the College at the University of Chicago. His latest book is Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements and the Virtue of Populist Politics (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2018).

Diana Mutz, Ph.D. Stanford University, teaches and does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication. At the University of Pennsylvania, she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. In 2011, she received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Political Communication from the American Political Science Association. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Mutz has published articles in a variety of academic journals including American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political SciencePublic Opinion QuarterlyJournal of Politics and Journal of Communication. She is also the author of Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes(Cambridge University Press, 1998), a book awarded the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the 2004 Doris Graber Prize for Most Influential Book on Political Communication published in the last ten years. In 2006, she published Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) which was awarded the 2007 Goldsmith Prize by Harvard University and the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association. In 2014, Mutz and co-author Seth Goldman published The Obama Effect: How the 2008 Campaign Changed White Racial Attitudes (Russell Sage Foundation), which won the Frank Luther Mott – Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award. Mutz’s latest book, In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media , was published by Princeton University Press in 2015.

Robert Post is a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and served as the School’s 16th dean, from 2009 until 2017. Before coming to Yale, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Post’s subject areas are constitutional law, First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited numerous books, including Citizens Divided: A Constitutional Theory of Campaign Finance Reform (2014), which was originally delivered as the Tanner Lectures at Harvard in 2013. Other books include, Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State (2012); For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (with Matthew M. Finkin, 2009); Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law (with K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Thomas C. Grey & Reva Siegel, 2001); and Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management (1995).

He publishes regularly in legal journals and other publications; recent articles and chapters include “Theorizing Disagreement: Reconceiving the Relationship Between Law and Politics” (California Law Review, 2010); “Constructing the European Polity: ERTA and the Open Skies Judgments” in The Past and Future of EU Law: The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty (Miguel Poiares Maduro & Loïc Azuolai eds., 2010); “Roe Rage: Democratic Constitutionalism and Backlash” (with Reva Siegel, Harvard Civil-Rights Civil-Liberties Law Review, 2007); “Federalism, Positive Law, and the Emergence of the American Administrative State: Prohibition in the Taft Court Era” (William & Mary Law Review, 2006); “Foreword: Fashioning the Legal Constitution: Culture, Courts, and Law” (Harvard Law Review, 2003); and “Subsidized Speech” (Yale Law Journal, 1996). He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society.

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, procedure, courts, prisons, equality, and citizenship. Her books include Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (with Dennis Curtis, 2011); Federal Courts Stories (co-edited, 2010); Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited, 2009), and the Daedalus volume The Invention of Courts (co-edited, 2014). Recent articles include Accommodations, Discounts, and Displacement: The Variability of Rights as a Norm of Federalism(s) (Jus Politicum, 2017); “Within Its Jurisdiction”: Moving Boundaries, People, and the Law of Migration (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 2016); Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mail (Nomos LVII: Immigration, Emigration, and Migration, 2017); and Globalization(s), privatization(s), constitutionalization and statization: Icons and experiences of sovereignty in the 21st century (International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON), 2013).

Professor Resnik chairs Yale Law School’s Global Constitutionalism Seminar, a part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, and is the editor of the e-volumes from 2012 forward, including Reconstituting Constitutional Orders (2017). She is the founding director of Yale’s Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law; in 2015, the Center joined with the Association of State Correctional Administrators in co-authoring Time-in-Cell, the first to provide updated nationwide information on both the numbers of people in (80,000 to 100,000) and the conditions of solitary confinement. She is a Managerial Trustee of the International Association of Women Judges and an occasional litigator, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Frances Rosenbluth, the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics at Yale, is a comparative political economist with current research interests in electoral systems, war and constitutions, Japanese politics and political economy, and the political economy of gender. She has received research support from the Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation. Her recent books include Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain (with John Ferejohn, Norton 2016), Women, Work, and Politics (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press, 2010), Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Reform (with Michael Thies, Princeton University Press, 2010), War and State Building in Medieval Japan (co-edited with John Ferejohn, Stanford University Press, 2010), and The Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility (edited, Stanford Press, 2007).  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He is known primarily for his writing on democracy and the methods of social inquiry. In democratic theory, he has argued that democracy’s value comes primarily from its potential to limit domination rather than, as is conventionally assumed, from its operation as a system of participation, representation, or preference aggregation. In debates about social scientific methods, he is chiefly known for rejecting prevalent theory-driven and method-driven approaches in favor of starting with a problem and then devising suitable methods to study it. His most recent books are Politics Against Denomination (Harvard University Press, 2016); The Real World of Democratic Theory (Princeton University Press, 2012); Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror (Princeton University Press, 2007); and The Flight From Reality in the Human Sciences (Princeton University Press, 2003). His current research concerns the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth.

Melissa Schwartzberg is Silver Professor of Politics at New York University, and affiliated faculty at the NYU School of Law and in the Department of Classics. She is the author of Democracy and Legal Change (Cambridge, 2007), and Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule (Cambridge, 2014), for which she won the 2016 Spitz Prize for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory. She is currently writing a book about the emergence of the jury and suffrage as egalitarian institutions; an article from this project, “Justifying the Jury: Reconciling Justice, Equality, and Democracy,” is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review. She is the editor of NOMOS, the annual yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.

Rahul Sagar is Global Network Associate Professor of Political Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. He was previously Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale NUS and Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Sagar’s primary research interests are in political theory, political ethics, and public policy. His first book, Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy, published by Princeton University Press in 2013, received the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2014 Louis Brownlow Award. He is presently working on a book entitled Decent Regimes in which he makes the case for respecting regimes that are not liberal democratic but nonetheless greatly advance the well-being of their citizens. He has a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University (2007) and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University (2000).

Yves Sintomer is professor of political science at Paris 8 University, and member of the “bureau” (president’s advisory council) of this university. He is honorary Senior fellow at the French University Institute (IUF), a position which is awarded every year to less than 0.2% of the top French scholars. He is invited professor at Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Bask country universities (Switzerland and Spain), and is a sponsored identity researcher at Yale in January 2018. He has held academic positions at a number of other universities: Harvard, University College London, Tsinghua (Beijing), Peking University, Goethe (Frankfurt/Main), Complutense (Madrid), Louvain-la- Neuve (Belgium), Catania (Italy), and Humboldt (Berlin) Universities; Science Po Paris, Science Po Lille, Academia Sinica (Taipei), Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt/Main). He has been deputy director of the Marc Bloch Center (Berlin). His writings have been published in 18 languages, and include Between Radical and Deliberative Democracy. Random Selection in Politics from Athens to Contemporary Experiments, Cambridge University Press, 2018 (forthcoming). He is presently finishing a book on democracy in a global perspective (to be published by La Découverte, Paris, September 2018) and leading a research on the changes of political representation in a comparative perspective (Brazil/China/France/Germany/India).

Susan Stokes is John S. Saden Professor of Political Science and Director of the Yale Program on Democracy. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Fulbright, the American Philosophical Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies; distributive politics; and comparative political behavior. Her co-authored book, Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism (Cambridge, 2013) won best-book prizes from the Comparative Politics (Luebbert Prize) and Comparative Democratization sections of APSA. Among her earlier books, Mandates and Democracy: Neoliberalism by Surprise in Latin America (Cambridge, 2001), received prizes from the APSA Comparative Democratization section and from the Society for Comparative Research. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science ReviewWorld Politics, and the Latin American Research Review. She teaches courses on political development, political parties and democracy, comparative political behavior, and distributive politics.

J. Phillip Thompson is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Politics at MIT. Phil also heads the Health Working Group at the School of Architecture and Planning (and Media Lab) at MIT. Phil’s research focuses on black politics, community development, and political economy. Outside of campus he works with labor unions, community groups, and local government officials on strategies and policies for economic and social justice. Phil earned a PhD in Political Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center, a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.