Dr. Helene Landemore

Yale University

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Yale University
Yale University


Hélène Landemore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Her current research interests include democratic theory, theories of justice, the philosophy of social sciences (particularly economics), constitutional processes and theories, and workplace democracy.

She is the author of Hume. Probabilité et Choix Raisonnable (PUF: 2004) and Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many (Princeton University Press 2013). She is also co-editor with Jon Elster of Collective Wisdom: Principles and Mechanisms (Cambridge University Press 2012).

Her articles have been published (or are forthcoming) in, among others, Journal of Political Philosophy; Political Theory; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; Political Psychology; Social Epistemology; and Journal of Politics.
She is currently at work on a new book, tentatively entitled "Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century,” which lays out the institutional principles of an alternative to representative democracy that takes seriously the idea of people's power.