Assistant Professor of Politics
Ph.D., Columbia University
Field of Specialty
political theory; democratic theory; constitutional theory and design; legal philosophy; history of modern political thought; global justice and governance; institutional design.
Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 206
Jeffrey A. Lenowitz
Jeffrey Lenowitz is the Meyer and W. Walter Jaffe Assistant Professor of Politics, focusing on political theory. His research explores the historical origins, normative implications, and empirical effects of the procedures uses to create new constitutions; the meaning and use of concept of legitimacy in the social sciences; the use of punishment to sanction elites; global justice; and other various aspects of democratic theory and institutional design.
Lenowitz, Jeffrey A.. "'A Trust that cannot be Delegated': The Invention of Ratification Referenda." American Political Science Review 109. 4 (2016): 803-816.
Lenowitz, Jeffrey A.. "Review of "A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Politics of Combatting Political Extremism"." by Alexander Kirshner. Journal of Politics vol. 77 October 2015: e1-e2.
|POL||10a||Introduction to Political Theory|
|POL||116b||Civil Liberties in America|
|POL||190b||Seminar: Democratic Theory|
|POL||192b||Seminar: Topics in Law and Political Theory|
|POL||197a||The Supreme Court Colloquium|