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About Jessica Kimpell

Jessica Kimpell (University of Oxford, DPhil, 2010) is an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Political Science Department and in the Core Curriculum for Columbia College.  She is a political theorist who specializes in republican thought and is currently working on a project on Tocqueville’s ideas and his relationship to republicanism.

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Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

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Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The commercial republic: a contradiction in terms?

Republican thinking today relies heavily on a classical conception of citizenship. Can this ever be compatible with modern commercial society?

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