Professor

Ian Shapiro

Yale University
Area
Social Sciences
Specialty
Political Science and International Relations
Member Since
2000
Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University. His principal research interests are in the methologies of the social sciences, theories of justice and distribution, and the prospects for democracy in post-communist societies and sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently engaged on a study of the types of redistribution that occur in capitalist democracies, with particular attention to why so little is redistributed to the bottom quintile of the population through the political process. Vice President, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. Books include The Real World of Democratic Theory, Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror, and The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences.
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