Jane J. Mansbridge

Harvard University
Political scientist; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Political Science

Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism, Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Political Negotiation. She was President of the American Political Science Association in 2012-13 and received the Skytte Prize in 2018.  Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, legitimate coercion, and the public understanding of free-rider problems. 

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