A conversation with Helene Landemore about her new book, Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2020). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review. Cover Photo by Jon Eric Marababol on Unsplash.
The following essay is a response to pieces by Sanford Levinson, George Van Cleve, David Wilkins, and Citizen US as part of our Symposium on Constitutional Reform. When the political scientist John Roche described the founders of the 1780s as a “reform caucus” in action, he captured a truth that has proved elusive in […]
Remarks prepared for “A House Divided: Protests, Patriots, and Partisanship,” a panel discussion presented by Mizzou’s Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice on November 11, 2020. All three of the synoptic Gospels tell a story in which Jesus says, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is […]
The right of the American people to revise the Constitution acting outside of Article V is supported by compelling historical precedents, as I have shown elsewhere. A new constitution could be adopted through a national referendum or by popular ratification of proposals made by a popular convention, for example. In this essay, I assume that […]