Jane Mansbridge

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Jane Jebb Mansbridge
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Jane Mansbridge
Born (1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Website Harvard profile
Institutions Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Jane Jebb Mansbridge (born November 19, 1939) is an American political scientist.

Jane Mansbridge is currently the Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1961, her M.A. in History from Harvard in 1966, and her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard in 1971. She previously taught at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. She has made contributions to democratic theory, feminist scholarship, and the empirical study of social movements and direct democracy.[1][2] She is particularly known for the distinction between unitary and adversary democracy (based on common and conflicting interests respectively), and for her concepts of gyroscopic representation (based on inner motivation, the selection model of representation, and surrogate representation (representation of others outside one's district).[3] She is currently working on the necessity for legitimate coercion created by our need for "free access goods".[4]

Prizes, awards and honors[edit]



  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1986). Why we lost the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226503578. 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J; Parkinson, John (eds) (2012). Deliberative systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107025394. 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J; Martin, Cathie Jo (eds) (2014). Negotiating agreement in politics. Washington, D.C.: American Political Science Association. ISBN 9781878147479. 

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1979), "The agony of inequality", in Case, John; Taylor, Rosemary C R, Co-ops, communes & collectives: experiments in social change in the 1960s and 1970s, New York: Pantheon Books, pp. 194–214, ISBN 9780394420073 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1984), "Did the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) mandate women in combat", in Loring, Nancy, Women in the United States armed forces: progress and barriers in the 1980s, Chicago, Illinois: Inter-University Seminar Press, pp. 36–45 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1993), "Self-interest and political transformation", in Marcus, George E; Hanson, Russell L, Reconsidering the democratic public, University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 91–109, ISBN 9780271009278 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1993), "Feminism and democratic community", in Chapman, John W; Shapiro, Ian, Democratic Community: NOMOS XXXV, 35, New York: New York University Press, pp. 342–377, ISBN 9780814715079 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1995), "What is the feminist movement?", in Ferree, Myra M; Martin, Patricia Y, Feminist organizations: harvest of the new women's movement, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 27–34, ISBN 9781566392297 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1998), "Women, government and the common good", in Phillips, Anne, Feminism and politics, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 142–150, ISBN 9780198782056 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (1999), ""You're too independent!": how gender, race, and class make many plural feminisms", in Lamont, Michèle, The cultural territories of race: black and white boundaries, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 291–317, ISBN 9780226468365 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (2001), "A 'moral core' solution to the prisoners' dilemma", in Scott, Joan W; Keates, Debra, Schools of thought: twenty-five years of interpretive social science, Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 330–347, ISBN 9780691088426 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (2003), "Whatever happened to ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)?", in Schwarzenbach, Sibyl A; Smith, Patricia, Women and the United States Constitution: history, interpretation, and practice, New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 365–378, ISBN 9780231128933 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J; Hartz-Karp, Janette; Amengual, Matthew; Gastil, John (2008), "Thinking about empowered participatory governance", in Susskind, Lawrence E; Crump, Larry, Multiparty negotiation, 2 of 4, Thousand Oaks, California and London: Sage, ISBN 9781412948128 
  • Mansbridge, Jane J (2009), "On the free rider problem", in King, Gary; Schlozman, Kay L; Nie, Norman H, The future of political science: 100 perspectives, New York: Routledge, pp. 217–219, ISBN 9780415997010 

Journal articles[edit]


  1. ^ Williams, Melissa S. (October 2012). "Beyond the empirical-normative divide: the democratic theory of Jane Mansbridge". P.S.: Political Theory and Politics. Cambridge Journals. 45 (4): 797–805. doi:10.1017/S1049096512001035. 
  2. ^ Rouyer, Muriel (November 2011). "Jane Mansbridge". Raisons Politiques. Presses de Sciences Po. 40 (4): 135–156. doi:10.3917/rai.040.0135. 
  3. ^ Dovi, Suzanne (17 October 2011). "Political Representation". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Mansbridge, Jane (March 2014). "What is political science for?". Perspectives on Politics. Cambridge Journals on behalf of the American Political Science Association. 12 (1): 8–17. doi:10.1017/S153759271300368X. 
  5. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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