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brooke ackerly

Brooke Ackerly

Brooke A. Ackerly received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her research interests include democratic theory, cross-cultural human rights theory, feminist theory, social criticism, and feminist methodologies and methods. She integrates into her theoretical work empirical research on democratization, human rights, credit programs, and women's activism. Her publications include Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and "Women's Human Rights Activists as Cross-Cultural Theorists" in International Journal of Feminist Politics (2001). She was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Studies, University of Southern California and Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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corey brettschneider

Corey Brettschneider

Corey Brettschneider is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. He is the author of “The Value Theory of Democracy,” in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, (forthcoming) and an article on judicial review and democracy that will appear in Political Studies. Brettschneider has also published articles on capital punishment and the role of rights in Marxian thought. He is the recipient of the Cornell University Young Scholar Award and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Brettschneider received his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2002. During the current academic year he is a visiting scholar in the Stanford Political Science Department and is completing a book entitled Democratic Rights.

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joshua cohen

Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of the Humanities at MIT, where he is professor of philosophy and political science, and chair of political science. Co-author of On Democracy and Associations and Democracy, Cohen has written extensively on issues of democratic theory, with a particular focus on issues of deliberation and democracy, and more recently on human rights. He is also, since 1991, an associate editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs, and editor of Boston Review. Cohen has edited (or coedited) more than 20 books that have come out of debates first published in the Review--including Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy, The Place of Tolerance in Islam, Just Marriage, For Love of Country?, and Do Americans Shop Too Much?

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judith goldstein

Judith Goldstein

Judith Goldstein is the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Political Science and by courtesy, Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Studies. She is a specialist in international trade policy and has written extensively about economic relations among advanced industrial nations as well as about international institutions, especially the GATT/WTO. Along with her research, she has taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses, and is a recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award.

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Russell Hardin

Russell Hardin is Professor of Politics at New York University and formerly Professor of Political Science at Stanford. He is the author of Collective Action (1982), Morality within the Limits of Reason (1988), One for All (1995), Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy (1999), Trust and Trustworthiness (2002), and Indeterminacy and Society (2003).

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sally haslanger

Sally Haslanger

Sally Haslanger is Professor of Philosophy in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy; she also teaches regularly in the MIT Women's Studies Program. Her publications have addressed topics in metaphysics, epistemology and feminist theory, with a recent emphasis on feminist epistemology and theories of social construction, particularly the social construction of gender and race. Her book, Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays, co-edited with Charlotte Witt, is just out from Cornell University Press.

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robert keohane

Robert Keohane

Robert O. Keohane (PhD., Harvard University), James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, has taught at Swarthmore College, Stanford University, Brandeis University, and Harvard University where he was Stanfield Professor of International Peace. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton University Press, 1984), for which he was awarded the second annual Grawemeyer Award in 1989 for Ideas Improving World Order. He is also the author of Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (Routledge, 2002), International Institutions and State Power: Essays in International Relations Theory (Westview, 1989), co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition (Little, Brown, 1977, third edition, Addison-Wesley, 2001), and co-author (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research (Princeton, 1994). He is editor or co-editor of, and contributor to, eleven other books, most recently, Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge 2003), with J. L. Holzgrefe. Between 1974 and 1980 he was editor of the journal, International Organization. He was president of the International Studies Association, 1988-89, and of the American Political Science Association, 1999-2000. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the National Humanities Center. He will be on leave at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California, in 2004-05.

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chandran kukathas

Chandran Kukathas

Chandran Kukathas is Neal A. Maxwell Professor of political theory, Public Policy, and Public Service, in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. He completed his D. Phil. at Oxford University in 1986. Prior to coming to the University of Utah, he taught in the School of Politics at University College, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He has also taught at the Australian National University and Oxford University.

Professor Kukathas's recent research has been mainly in the field of multiculturalism and political theory. He is the author of The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom (Oxford University Press 2003), and is presently completing a book, Multiculturalism, for Polity Press. He has also published books and papers on liberal political theory, immigration and refugee policy, and Australian politics. His other books include: Hayek and Modern Liberalism (Oxford University Press 1989); Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (with Philip Pettit, Stanford University Press 1990); The Theory of Politics: An Australian Perspective (with David Lovell and William Maley, Longmans 1990); and The Australian Political System (with David Lovell, William Maley and Ian McAllister, Addison Wesley Longman 2nd ed.1998); He has also edited Rawls: Critical Assessments (4 vols., Routledge 2003) and The Sage Handbook of Political Theory (with Gerald F. Gaus, Sage 2004)

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catharine mackinnon

Catharine MacKinnon

Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, is a teacher, lawyer, writer, and activist on sex equality under constitutional and international law. Her ten books include Sex Equality (2001), Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989), Only Words (1993), and Sexual Harassment of Working Women (1979). She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and recognition of the harms of pornography. In representing Bosnian women survivors of Serbian genocidal sexual atrocities, she established rape as an act of genocide. She co-directs The Lawyers Alliance for Women (LAW) Project of Equality Now, an international NGO promoting sex equality. She is one of the most widely-cited legal scholars in the English language.

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david miller

David Miller

David Miller is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford and an Official Fellow of Nuffield College. A contemporary of Susan Okin's in graduate school at Oxford, he taught at the Universities of Lancaster and East Anglia before moving to his present post in 1979. His recent books include On Nationality (1995), Principles of Social Justice (1999), Citizenship and National Identity (2000), and Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2003). He is currently working on national responsibility and global justice, and on problems of social justice in multicultural societies. He is an Associate Editor of Ethics, and is also currently editing an expanded set of readings on Liberty and a selection of Michael Walzer's essays in political theory. In 2002 he was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy.

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carole pateman

Carole Pateman

Carole Pateman is Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, UK. She is a past-President of the International Political Science Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK Political Studies Association. Her publications include Participation and Democratic Theory, The Problem of Political Obligation and The Sexual Contract. She is currently writing a book with Charles Mills on the sexual and racial contracts and has recently published articles on the idea of a basic income for all citizens.

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robert reich

Rob Reich

Rob Reich is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ethics in Society, and, by courtesy, Education, at Stanford University. His main interests are in contemporary liberal theory, and he is working on two projects, the first on questions about the moral and legal status of the child in liberal democracies, the second about topics in ethics, public policy, and philanthropy.

He is the author of Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and other articles on the intersection of political theory and educational theory. He co-authored an article with Susan Moller Okin, "Families and Schools as Compensating Agents in Moral Development for a Multicultural Society" in the Journal of Moral Education. Rob is the recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University's highest award for teaching. He has also received fellowships from the Spencer Foundation and the Stanford Humanities Center. He is currently a Laurance Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

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nancy rosenblum

Nancy Rosenblum

Nancy L. Rosenblum, Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1973) joined the Department of Government at Harvard University in January, 2001. She was previously Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and Professor of Political Science at Brown University where she was founder and director of the Steven Robert Initiative for the Study of Values. Professor Rosenblum's fields of study are the history of modern political thought, contemporary political theory, and constitutional law. She is winner of the 2002 David Easton Award (ASPA) for her book Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America. She is currently working on a theoretical study of political parties.

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debra satz

Debra Satz

Debra Satz is Associate Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also Director of the interdisciplinary program in Ethics in Society. She teaches courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of the social sciences. Within these fields, her research has focused on the ethical limits of markets, theories of rational choice, democratic theory, feminist philosophy, and issues of international justice. Her articles have appeared in Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Journal of Philosophy and the World Bank Economic Review.

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ayelet shachar

Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She earned an LL.B and B.A. summa cum laude at Tel Aviv University and an LL.M. and J.S.D at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale, she served as a law clerk to Deputy Chief Justice (now Chief Justice) Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel. She has been nominated Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, for 2000-2001, and appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Princeton's Law and Public Affairs Program & Emile Noël Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law for Spring 2003. She is the recipient of the Connaught Research Fellowship in the Social Sciences for Spring 2005. Her research and teaching interests focus on citizenship theory, immigration law, multiculturalism, feminism, and legal process. Her most recent articles have been published in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, NOMOS, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, McGill Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, as well as in several edited volumes, including Multicultural Questions (Oxford, 1999), Citizenship in Diverse Societies (Oxford, 2000), From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World (Brookings, 2000), Breaking the Cycle of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair (Princeton, 2002), The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence (Cambridge, 2004); and Cultural Diversity and Political Theory (Cambridge, forthcoming). She is the author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights (Cambridge, 2001), Winner of the 2002 Best First Book Award by the American Political Science Association. She is currently writing a new book, entitled Citizenship as Inherited Property: The New World of Bounded Communities (Harvard, forthcoming), which critically assesses the normative foundations and global distributive functions of birthright citizenship.

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molly shanley

Mary Lyndon (Molly) Shanley

Mary Lyndon (Molly) Shanley is Professor of Political Science on the Margaret Stiles Halleck Chair at Vassar College. She is author of Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England (Princeton University Press, 1989), Making Babies, Making Families: What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Technologies, Surrogacy, Adoption, and Same-Sex and Unwed Parents (Beacon Press, 2001), and Just Marriage, ed. Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen (Oxford University Press, 2004). She is editor, with Carole Pateman, of Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory (Polity Press and Penn State Press, 1990), and with Uma Narayan, of Reconstructing Political Theory: Feminist Essays (Polity Press and Penn State Press, 1997). Her articles and reviews have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals. Her current work is on feminist perspectives on ethical issues in family law and on bioethics and human reproduction.

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Elizabeth Wingrove

Elizabeth Wingrove received the BA in 1984 from Reed College, and the PhD in 1994 from Brandeis University, where she worked under the supervision of Susan Okin. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1994, with a joint appointment in Political Science and Women's Studies. In addition to a monograph Rousseau's Republican Romance (Princeton, 2000), she is the author of various pieces on Arendt, Althusser, Wollstonecraft, and French feminisms. She is currently completing a book manuscript on epistolary politics in eighteenth-century France.

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iris young

Iris Marion Young

Iris Marion Young is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with the Gender Studies Center and the Human Rights program. Her research interests are in contemporary political theory, feminist social theory, and normative analysis of public policy. Her books include Justice and the Politics of Difference (Princeton University Press, 1990), Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory (Indiana University Press, 1990), Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy (Princeton University Press, 1997), and Inclusion and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2000). Her writings have been translated into several languages, including German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. She has lectured widely in North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

Young's teaching interests range broadly, including contemporary theories of justice; democracy and difference; feminist political theory; continental political theory including Foucault and Habermas; ethics and international affairs; gender, race and public policy.

Young holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University, 1974. Before coming to the University of Chicago she taught political theory for nine years in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and before then taught philosophy at several institutions, including the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Miami University. During the summer term of 1995 Young was a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Young has held a visiting fellowships at several universities and institutes around the world, including Princeton University, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Australian National University, and the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.

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