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Jane Mansbridge
Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values
Contact:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 468
617-495-9343
617-495-8763

Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism, Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Negotiating Agreement in Politics. She was President of the American Political Science Association in 2012-13.  Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems. 

*Interview with Jane Mansbridge (2018 Johan Skytte Prize Winner)*

Click here for a video containing information about her DPI 216 class.

Instructions for registering and accessing course page

 

In 2016, Mansbridge was chosen by the Harvard teaching center Instructional Moves as one of only seven teachers at Harvard University whose classes were used to illustrate certain techniques of good teaching.  See Mansbridge, clips from the classes, and student comments here:

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/framing-discussion-three-way-conversation

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/enforcing-expectations-sharp-concise-comments

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/continuing-teacher-student-conversation-through-written-feedback

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/using-pre-work-honor-diverse-voices-and-structure-discussion

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/designing-focused-discussions-relevance-and-transfer-knowledge

https://instructionalmoves.gse.harvard.edu/encouraging-willingness-get-it-wrong

 

Contact

Phone: 617-495-9343
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 468

Faculty Expertise

Democracy & Governance
Gender, Race & Identity
Politics

HKS Affiliations

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138