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Archon Fung is Ford Foundation
Professor of Democracy and Citizenship. His research examines the
impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and
transparency upon public and private governance. His Empowered
Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy examines two
participatory-democratic reform efforts in low-income Chicago
neighborhoods. Current projects also examine initiatives in
ecosystem management, toxics reduction, endangered species
protection, local governance, and international labor standards.
His recent books and edited collections include Deepening
Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory
Governance; Can We Eliminate Sweatshops?; Working Capital: The
Power of Labors Pensions; and Beyond Backyard
Environmentalism. His articles on regulation, rights, and
participation appear in Political Theory; Journal of Political
Philosophy; Politics and Society; Governance; Environmental
Management; American Behavioral Scientist; and Boston
Review. Fung received two SBs and a PhD from
Sparking Social Change
Public Problems: Advice, Strategy and Analysis
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Fung, Archon. "Infotopia: Unleashing the Democratic Power of
Transparency." Politics & Society 41.2 (June 2013):
Fung, Archon, Hollie Russon Gilman, and Jennifer Shkabatur. "Six
Models for the Internet + Politics." International Studies
Review 15.1 (March 2013): 30-47.
Fung, Archon. "Continuous Institutional Innovation and the
Pragmatic Conception of Democracy." Polity 44.4 (October
Fung, Archon, and Mark E. Warren. "The Participedia Project: An
Introduction." International Public Management Journal 14.3
(October 2011): 341-362.
- Book Chapters
Fung, Archon, Jane Mansbridge, and Dennis F. Thompson. "A Systemic
Approach to Deliberative Democracy." Deliberative Systems:
Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale. Ed. Parkinson, John,
and Jane Mansbridge. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Fung, Archon. "Calling Publics into Existence: The Political Arts
of Public Management." Ports in a Storm: Public Management in a
Turbulent World. Ed. John D. Donahue and Mark H. Moore.
Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
- Edited Volumes
Khagram, Sanjeev, Archon Fung, and Paolo de Renzio, eds. Open
Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and
Accountability. Brookings Institution Press, 2013.
Fung, Archon. "Reinventing Democracy in Latin America." Review of
Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil, by Leonardo
Avritzer; Bootstrapping Democracy: Transforming Local Governance
and Civil Society in Brazil, by Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Patrick Heller,
and Marcelo K. Silva; Participatory Innovation and Representative
Democracy in Latin America, Edited by Andrew Selee and Enrique
Peruzzotti; and Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation,
Cooperation, and Accountability, by Brian Wampler,
Perspective on Politics, 9.4, December 2011: 857-871.