Author Archives: Nadia Urbinati

About Nadia Urbinati

is Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory in the department of political science at Columbia University. She is the author of Mill on Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2002), which received the David and Elaine Spitz Prize from the Conference for the Study of Political Thought. Her other books include Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy (University of Chicago Press, 2006); Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth and The People (Harvard University Press, 2014), and The Tyranny of the Moderns (Yale University Press, 2015).

Albert Hirschman and the Social Sciences: A Memorial Roundtable

Introduction Michele Alacevich Albert O. Hirschman died on December 10, 2012, after a long, eventful, and at times truly adventurous life. Born in 1915 Berlin as Otto Albert Hirschmann, he belonged to the last generation of upper-crust, assimilated Jews in democratic interwar Germany. As a young social democrat, he observed with increasing concern the polarization of the political life in postwar Germany before the collapse of the Weimar Republic. When Adolf Hitler seized power in 1933, seventeen-year-old Hirschman went to Paris and did not return Continue reading →