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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 L. Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government. Her field of research is historical and contemporary political theory.

Her books include Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (2016); On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship, which received the Walter Channing Cabot Fellow Award from Harvard University in 2010 for scholarly eminence; Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (1998), which was awarded the APSA David Easton Prize in 2000; Another Liberalism: Romanticism and the Reconstruction of Liberal Thought (1987). She is editor of Thoreau: Political Writings, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (1996). Her other edited works are Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair with Martha Minow (2002); Civil Society and Government with Robert Post (2002); Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (2000); and Liberalism and the Moral Life (1989).  Prof. Rosenblum is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Co-Editor of Annual Review of Political Science, past President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, and past Vice-President of the American Political Science Association. She served as chair of the Department of Government from 2004 to 2011. Her current book project is Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Political Theory.


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