About the Department

Nancy Rosenblum

Nancy Rosenblum

Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government
Political Theory
political theory, both historical and contemporary political thought


Nancy Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government. Her field of research is political theory, both historical and contemporary political thought. On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship was published by Princeton University Press in 2008. It received the Walter Channing Cabot Fellow Award from Harvard in 2010 for scholarly eminence.

She is the author of Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (1998), which was awarded the APSA David Easton Prize in 2000. Her recent edited works include Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair with Martha Minow (2002) Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (2000) and Civil Society and Government, co-edited with Robert Post (2002).  She is editor of Thoreau: Political Writings, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. In addition to Government courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Prof. Rosenblum offers a course on "legalism" in the moral reasoning core curriculum. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, Vice-President of the American Political Science Association, and Co-Editor, Annual Review of Political Science. She served as chair of the Department of Government from 2004 to 2011. Her current book project is “Good Neighbor Nation: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America”.  In 2012-13 Prof. Rosenblum was a fellow at the Strauss Institute at New York University Law School.


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