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I am an historian of political thought and political theorist teaching at the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My primary research and teaching interests lie in the republican tradition and its potential contribution to modern democratic theory, in conceptions of liberty and citizenship, and in the history of political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
My book manuscript, The Revolution of Liberty: Richard Price and the Idea of Liberty as Self-government, is a study of the popular republican account of liberty developed by the philosopher Richard Price and its significance in the Age of Revolutions and in our own time.
Together with Geneviève Rousselière (Duke University), I have edited a volume entitled Republicanism and the Future of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which offers new perspectives from leading scholars on how republicanism can help transform democratic theory and respond to some of its most pressing challenges.
I have written articles on the political ideas of Jeremy Bentham, Adam Ferguson, and Adam Smith.