Bernard Manin

Professor of Politics
Thèse de doctorat sur travaux (special form of Ph.D.), Habilitation à diriger des recherches 1995 (political science), Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris); M.A. 1974 (political science), Paris I. Pantheon-Sorbonne; Agrégation 1973 (philosophy), graduate studies 1970-1974, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris).

Email:  bernard.manin [at] nyu.edu
Phone:  (212) 998-8524
Office Address:  NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Office Room Number:  328

For a full list of my work, see my Vita.

Areas of Research/Interest: Democratic and constitional theory; history of political thought; representation and deliberation

Useful Links

Select Publications:

  • "En guise de conclusion: Les secondes chambres et le gouvernement complexe", Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, vol. 6, 1, Spring 1999 [special issue on Second Chambers], pp. 189-199.
  • "Montesquieu, la république et le commerce", Archives Européennes de Sociologie, XLII, 2001, 3, pp. 573-602. Spanish translation: "Montesquieu, la república y el comercio", in J.A. Aguilar y R. Rojas, (coord.), El republicanismo en Hispanoamérica. Ensayos de historia intelectual y política, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 2002, pp. 13-56.
  • "Montesquieu et la politique moderne", in C. Spector, T. Hoquet (eds.), Lectures de l'Esprit des lois, Bordeaux,, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2004, pp.171-231. [Second edition of the article first published in 1985 see below.
  • La démocratie délibérative, Paris, Seuil (forthcoming, in Swedish, Korean, German, Russian, and Italian)
  • Democracy, Accountability and Representation, coedited with A. Przeworski and S. Stokes. Cambridge University Press. 1999.
  • The Principles of Representative Government. Cambridge University Press. 1996. Spanish translation, Los Principios del Gobierno Representativo, Alianza Editorial. 1998. Italian translation, Ideazione. Forthcoming.
  • Principes du Gouvernement Représentatif. Paris: Calmann-Levy. 1995.
  • Checks, balances and boundaries: The separation of powers in the constitutional debate of 1787. In The Invention of the Modern Republic, ed. B. Fontana. Cambridge University Press. 1994.
  • On legitimacy and political deliberation. Political Theory 15. August 1987. Reprinted in New French Thought: Political Philosophy, ed. M. Lilla. Princeton University Press. 1994.
  • La Régime social-démocrate, with A. Bergounioux. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1989.
  • La social-démocratie ou le compromis, with A. Bergounioux. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1979.

Recent Work

  • "The Place of Self-Interest and the Role of Power in Deliberative Democracy", co-authored with J. Mansbridge et al., The Journal of Political Philosophy, 18 (1), 2010, pp. 64-100
  • "Happy Accidents. Online deliberation and exposure to opposing views", co-authored with A. Lev-on, in T. Davies, S. P. Gangadharan (eds.), Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice, Publications of the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, 2009, pp.105-122
  • "Délibération et discussion", Revue Suisse de Science Politique,, vol. 10, 4, Winter 2004, pp. 180-192
  • The Emergency Paradigm and the New Terrorism”, in Sandrine Baume, Biancamaria Fontana (eds.), Les Usages de la Séparation des Pouvoirs–The Uses of the Separation of Powers, Paris, Michel Houdiard, 2008, pp. 135-171.
  • Democratic Deliberation: why we should focus on debate rather than discussion”, Paper delivered at the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs Seminar, Princeton University, 13 October 2005.


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