Jane Mansbridge, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Case for Coercion

Why We Need Coercion by the State

Tuesday, October 13, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

How to Get Legitimate Coercion

Wednesday, October 14, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, October 15, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies

A woman, whose gray bobbed hair is tucked behind her ears, smiles widely at the camera. She stands before a full bookshelf wearing a white button-down shirt and dark gray corduroy jacket.JANE MANSBRIDGE is Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values. She 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.