Jane Mansbridge

Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Value
Harvard Kennedy School

Jane Mansbridge served as President of the American Political Science Association from 2012 to 2013. In this video, Jane and her students discuss her compelling approach to teaching Democratic Theory, a survey of philosophical writings on democracy through the ages. Committed to making material relevant and immediate to her students’ diverse political contexts and aspirations, Mansbridge brings would-be esoteric texts to life through inclusive and rigorous discussions while equipping students to think critically about democracy.

Full Class Session

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