2015 Democracy Seminar with Professor Pierre Rosanvallon

Professor Pierre Rosanvallon, the Anxieties of Democracy program's inaugural Democracy Fellow, led a two-part Seminar on current 'anxieties of democracy' with twelve doctoral students, representing a range of disciplines and universities, who competed for a spot at the table.

Pierre Rosanvallon, Professor and Chair of Modern and Contemporary History of Politics at the Collège de France, is renowned for his original historical and theoretical approach to the study of contemporary democracy. He has just released Le bon gouvernement (Seuil, 2015), the fourth volume in a series on the transformations of democracy in the twenty-first century.

Seminar Participants

  • Sarah DeMott (International Education), New York University
  • Zoltan Dujisin (Sociology), Columbia University
  • Emmanuel Guerisoli (Sociology), The New School
  • Nizar Harake (Public Policy), New York University
  • Isaac Jabola-Carolus (Sociology), CUNY Graduate Center
  • Gustav Kalm (Anthropology), Columbia University
  • Luise Papcke (Political Science), Columbia University
  • Luca Provenzano (History), Columbia University
  • Hari Ramesh (Political Science), Yale University
  • Sally Sharif (Political Science), CUNY Graduate Center
  • Daria Vaisman (Sociology/Criminal Justice), CUNY-John Jay College
  • Greg Yudin (Politics), The New School

Part I (November 9), Readings:

Hall, Peter A. 2014. "Anxieties of Democracy: Why Now?" in The Democracy Papers: Anxieties of Democracy program, Social Science Research Council.

Katznelson, Ira. "Opening the Debate" in Anxieties of Democracy Forum. Fortieth Anniversary Issue, Boston Review, September/October 2015.

Katznelson, Ira. "Reply" in Anxieties of Democracy Forum. Fortieth Anniversary Issue, Boston Review, September/October 2015.

Mansbridge, Jane. 2014. "Negotiation in the Crisis of Democracy" in The Democracy Papers: Anxieties of Democracy program, Social Science Research Council.

Mehta, Uday Singh. 2014. "Democratic and Institutional Anxieties" in The Democracy Papers: Anxieties of Democracy program, Social Science Research Council.

Moravcsik, Andrew. 2014. "Multilateralism and Democracy" in The Democracy Papers: Anxieties of Democracy program, Social Science Research Council.

Rosenblum, Nancy. 2014. "Why a Philosophy of History in which the Present Moment Is World-Altering Is Not Hubris and Is Politically Necessary" in The Democracy Papers: Anxieties of Democracy program, Social Science Research Council.

Part II (November 16), Reading:

Rosanvallon, Pierre. 2011. Introduction to Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Princeton: Princeton University Press.