Ben Manski

I am Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Next System Studies at George Mason University. I study the participation of ordinary people in the deliberate constitution of their societies. My work takes in social movements, law, politics, climate and ecology, and the corporation, focusing on democracy, democratization, and constitutionalism, and I have published widely on these themes. In the past, I practiced public interest law for eight years and managed national non-profit organizations, direct action campaigns, and political campaigns and parties for twenty five years. I am an Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow, Next System Project Research Fellow, Liberty Tree Foundation Fellow, and a Critical Realism Network Associated Fellow.

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