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Good Government

Democracy beyond Elections

[A] brief, brilliant intellectual history… Macron’s scrambling of the French party system confirms Rosanvallon’s diagnosis that the contemporary era is one of ‘malrepresentation’… He demands nothing less than a ‘second democratic revolution.’ The first revolution was driven by the demand for universal suffrage; the second will concern the optimization of governance.—Jan-Werner Müller, London Review of Books

Pierre Rosanvallon gives us precise words and a historical context for understanding [democratic] disenchantment… No one can explain better than he does how executive power…finally emerged as the only effective instrument for the transformation of societies.—Bruno Le Maire, Philosophie Magazine

For Americans, Pierre Rosanvallon’s masterful study relating the history of executive empowerment to crises of democratic representation is unexpectedly timely. A major intervention by a leading French political thinker.—Samuel Moyn, Yale University

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Like many conferences this year, the annual American Academy of Religion­/­Society of Biblical Literature conference will be virtual. HUP’s Editorial Director, Sharmila Sen, who normally attends the conference, decided to check in with some of the people she would have otherwise seen there in person.