Jane J. Mansbridge
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.
Professor Mansbridge has been a Faculty Associate of the Ethics Center since 1998.