Archon Fung

Archon Fung
Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard


Archon Fung is Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and Academic Dean of the Kennedy School at Harvard. His research examines the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon public and private governance. His Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy examines two participatorydemocratic reform efforts in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Current projects also examine initiatives in ecosystem management, toxics reduction, endangered species protection, local governance, and international labor standards. His recent books and edited collections include Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance; Can We Eliminate Sweatshops?; Working Capital: The Power of Labors Pensions; and Beyond Backyard Environmentalism. His articles on regulation, rights, and participation appear in Political Theory; Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics and Society; Governance; Environmental Management; American Behavioral Scientist; and Boston Review.



B.S. (1990) Political Science MIT. B.S. (1990) Physics, MIT. Ph.D. (1999), Political Science, MIT.


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