Melissa Williams

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Melissa S. Williams
Born1960
Occupationacademic

Melissa S. Williams (born 1960) is an American academic who specialises in democratic theory and comparative political theory. She was the founding director of the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics. As of 2018, she is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.[1][2]

She gained an MESc from Bryn Mawr College, and AM and PhD degrees from Harvard University.[1] Her doctoral advisers were Judith Shklar and Dennis F. Thompson.[3] Her PhD thesis won the American Political Science Association's Leo Strauss Award.[2]

A major work is the book Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation, published by Princeton University Press (1998),[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] which won a First Book Award in political theory or political philosophy from the American Political Science Association in 1999.[12] She has served as editor of the journal NOMOS of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.[13][14]

Selected publications[edit]

Books
  • Joseph Chan, Doh Chull Shin, Melissa S. Williams, eds. East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide (Cambridge University Press; 2016) doi:10.1017/CBO9781316466896
  • Melissa Williams. Equality: A Critical Introduction (Routledge; 2014) ISBN 978-0415242011
  • David Kahane, Daniel Weinstock, Dominique Leydet, Melissa Williams, eds. Deliberative Democracy in Practice (University of British Columbia Press; 2010) ISBN 0774859083
  • Melissa S. Williams. Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation (Princeton University Press; 1998, 2000) ISBN 9780691057385
Essays and research papers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Melissa S. Williams, University of Toronto, retrieved 29 April 2018
  2. ^ a b Melissa Williams, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School, retrieved 9 May 2018
  3. ^ Melissa S. Williams (1998), "Acknowledgements", Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation, Princeton University Press
  4. ^ J. Donald Moon (2001), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", Political Theory, 29: 300–303, JSTOR 3072517
  5. ^ Charles R. Beitz (1999), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", The American Political Science Review, 93: 441–42, doi:10.2307/2585417, JSTOR 2585417
  6. ^ Dominique Leydet (1999), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", Canadian Journal of Political Science, 32: 616–17, JSTOR 3232764
  7. ^ Katherine Tate (2000), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 571: 207–8, JSTOR 1049150
  8. ^ Pamela Paxton (2001), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", Contemporary Sociology, 30: 389–90, doi:10.2307/3089779, JSTOR 3089779
  9. ^ Patricia A. Hurley (1999), "Reviewed Work: Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", The Journal of Politics, 61: 1201–3, doi:10.2307/2647574, JSTOR 2647574
  10. ^ John Brigham (1999), "Reviewed Works: Heretics in the Temple: Americans Who Reject the Nation's Legal Faith by David Ray Papke; Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation by Melissa S. Williams", Journal of Law and Society, 26: 391–97, JSTOR 1410752
  11. ^ Nathan Glazer (18 June 1999), "Under the rainbow", Times Literary Supplement: 7
  12. ^ Organized Section 17: First Book Award, American Political Science Association, retrieved 9 May 2018
  13. ^ About the ASPLP, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, retrieved 29 April 2018
  14. ^ NOMOS – American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, NYU Press, retrieved 29 April 2018