“The Labors of Justice: Democracy, Respect, and Judicial Review,” Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy (accepted)

Why value democracy? One familiar answer is that democracy expresses respect for citizens, whereas non-democratic modes of governance insultingly express disrespect. Recent work has subjected this view to substantial criticism, raising serious doubts about its plausibility. This article contends that [...]

“Democracy as the Search for Justice: A Defense of the Democracy/Contractualism Analogy,” Political Studies 63, 1 (2015): 259-75

This article advances a partially epistemic justification of democratic authority by defending what David Estlund has called the democracy/contractualism analogy: the idea that democracy can track justice due to crucial similarities between effective democratic politics and the hypothetical deliberations employed [...]