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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Thompson, Dennis F. "Theories of Institutional Corruption." Annual Review of Political Science 21.1 (May 2018): 495-513.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Democratic Trusteeship." Institutions for Future Generations. Ed. González-Ricoy, Iñigo, and Axel Gosseries. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Deliberate About, Not In, Elections." Election Law Journal 12.4 (2013): 372-385.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis F. Thompson. "Valuing Compromise for the Common Good." Daedalus 142.2 (Spring 2013): 185-198.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis Thompson. "The Case for Compromise." Harvard Magazine. July 1, 2012.
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.
Amy Gutmann, and Dennis F. Thompson. "How to Free Congress’s Mind." New York Times, November 29, 2011.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis F. Thompson. "Is There Room for Political Compromise in an Era of Permanent Campaigning?" Christian Science Monitor, January 4, 2011.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Ethics in Congress: From Individual to Institutional Corruption." Public Sector Corruption. Ed. Michael Johnston. Sage, 2010.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis Thompson. "The Mindsets of Political Compromise." Perspectives in Politics 8.4 (December 2010): 1125-1143.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Deliberative Democracy." Political and Civic Leadership. Ed. Richard A. Couto. Sage, 2010.
Thompson, Dennis F. "The Primary Purpose of Presidential Primaries." Political Science Quarterly 125.2 (Summer 2010): 205-232.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Constitutional Character: Virtues and Vices in Presidential Leadership." Presidential Studies Quarterly 40.1 (March 2010): 23–37.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Representing Future Generations: Political Presentism and Democratic Trusteeship." Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 13.1 (March 2010): 17-37.
Thompson, Dennis F. The Democratic Citizen: Social Science and Democratic Theory in the Twentieth Century, paperback. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Obama’s Ethics Agenda Seems to Be Lost." Roll Call. April 21, 2009.
Thompson, Dennis F. To Participate or Deliberate-Is that the Question? The Future of Political Science. Ed. Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Norman H. Nie. Routledge, 2009, 207-209.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Obama's Ethics Agenda: The Challenge of Coordinated Change." Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 7.1 (March 2009).
Thompson, Dennis F. "À La Recherche d'une Responsabilitè du Contrôle." Revue Française de Science Politique 58 (2008): 933-951.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Electoral Spontaneity: Expressing Equal Respect." Journal of Social Issues 64.2 (September 2008): 487-501.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Deliberative Democratic Theory and Empirical Political Science." Annual Review of Political Science 11 (June 2008): 497-520.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Conflicts of Interest." Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Ed. Ezekial Emanuel, Christine Grady, Robert A. Crouch, Reidar Lie, Franklin Millar, and David Wendler. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Who Should Govern Who Governs? The Role of Citizens in Reforming the Electoral System." Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly. Ed. Mark E. Warren and Hilary Pearse. Cambridge University Press, 2008, 20-49.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Cyberdemocracy: Is the Internet Good for Democracy?" Japan's Democracy: Changing Politics, Changing Political Science. Ed. S. Yasunori and O. Kosuke. Keio University Press, 2008.
Thompson, Dennis F. Political Ethics and Public Office, Serbian translation. Sluzbeni Glasnik, 2008.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis F. Thompson. Democracy and Disagreement, Chinese translation. People's Publishing House, 2008.
Thompson, Dennis F. "La Vie Privée des Politiques." Raison Publique 6 (April 2007): 61-72.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Congressional Ethics System Creates Conflict of Interest." Roll Call, January 17, 2007.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Mill in Parliament: When Should a Philosopher Compromise?" J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment. Ed. Nadia Urbinati and Alex Zakaras. Cambridge University Press, 2007, 166-199.
Thompson, Dennis. "Regulating Congress." Boston Globe, January 12, 2006.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Private Life and Public Office." The Ethics Edge. Ed. Jonathan P. West and Evan M. Berman. ICMA Press, 2006.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Two Concepts of Corruption: Making Campaigns Safe for Democracy." George Washington Law Review 73.5/6 (August 2005): 1036-1069.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Democracy in Time: Popular Sovereignty and Temporal Representation." Constellations 12.2 (June 2005): 245-261.
Thompson, Dennis F. "The Role of Theorists and Citizens in Just Elections: A Response to Professors Cain, Garrett, and Sabl." Election Law Journal 4.2 (April 2005): 153-162.
Thompson, Dennis. Restoring Responsibility: Ethics in Government, Business and Healthcare. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis F. Thompson, eds. Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments, 4th Edition. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing, 2005.
Thompson, Dennis. "Election Time: Normative Implications of Temporal Properties of the Electoral Process in the United States." American Political Science Review 98.1 (February 2004): 51-64.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis Thompson. Why Deliberative Democracy? Princeton University Press, 2004.
Thompson, Dennis. "Public Reason and Precluded Reasons." Forham Law Review 72.5 (2004): 2073-2088.
Thompson, Dennis. "Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process." Debating Deliberative Democracy: Vol. 7 of Philosophy, Politics and Society. Ed. Peter Laslett and James S. Fishkin. Blackwell, 2003, 31-53.
Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis F. Thompson. "Deliberative Democracy." American Social and Political Thought. Ed. Andreas Hess. New York University Press, 2003, 256-262.
Thompson, Dennis and Amy Gutmann. “Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process.” Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (June 2002): 153-174.
Thompson, Dennis. Just Elections: Creating a Fair Electoral Process in the U.S. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Thompson, Dennis. “James Madison on Cyberdemocracy.” Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age. Ed. Elaine Kamarck and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Brookings Institution, 2002, 32-39.
Thompson, Dennis, and Amy Gutmann. “Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process.” Philosophy, Politics and Society. Ed. Peter Laslett and James S. Fishkin. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Thompson, Dennis, and Amy Gutmann. “Democratic Decisions about Health Care: Why Be Like NICE?” Hidden Assets: Value and Decision-making in the NHS. Ed. Bill New and Julia Neuberger. King’s Fund, 2002, 111-128.
Thompson, Dennis. “Political Representation.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ed. Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Elsevier Science, 2002, 11696-11698.
Thompson, Dennis and Amy Gutmann. “Just Deliberation about Health Care.” Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy. Ed. Marion Danis, Carolyn Clancy, and Larry R. Churchill. Oxford University Press, 2002, 77-94.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Why Deliberative Democracy Is Different" (in French). Philosophique 29 (Autumn 2002): 193-214.
Thompson, Dennis and Amy Gutmann. "Deliberative Democracy." Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought. Ed. Paul Barry Clarke and Joe Foweraker. Routledge, 2001.