The Good Representative. (2008) Blackwell Publishing.


Published Refereed Journal Articles

“What’s Missing: A Typology of Absences” Journal of Politics (Conditional Acceptance)


“Name-Brand Populism” Contemporary Political Theory 17, 3 (2018): 331-362.


"Misogyny and Transformations." European Journal of Politics and Gender 1, 1-2 (2018): 131-147.


"Why We Need to Return to the Ethics of Political Representation." PS: Political Science & Politics 51, 2 (2018): 309-313.


“Good Representatives Foster Autonomy" PS: Political Science and Politics April 2018 (51:2)


"Representation in Context: Constructing Victims’ Claims in the International Criminal Court." Representation 53, 3-4 (2017): 263-275.


"Despairing about War: The Democratic Limits of Pessimism." Essays in Philosophy 18.2 (2017): 2-22.


“The Ethics of The Revolving Door.” Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Volume 12. (2014).


“In Praise of Exclusion.” Journal of Politics 71 (September 2009): 1172-1186.


Theorizing the Representation of Women?”  Gender and Politics 3, no. 3 (September 2007):  297-319.


“Sophie’s Choice: Letting Chance Decide.” Philosophy and Literature 30, no. 1 (April 2006):  174-189.


“Guilt and the Problem of Dirty Hands.”  Constellations 12, no. 1 (March 2005):  128–46.


“Preferable Descriptive Representatives: Will Just Any Woman, Black, or Latino Do?”  American Political Science Review 96 (December 2002): 745–54.


“Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy.”  Polity 34, no. 1 (Fall 2001):  3–33.


“Response to Jeff Isaac.”  Polity 34, no. 1 (Fall 2001):  37-41.


“Evil Enemies: Stigmatizing Our Opponents or Legitimizing Our Wars?”  Peace Research (May 2001):  101-112.


“Mill, Nietzsche, and the Identity of Postmodern Liberalism,” (co-authored with Gerald Mara).  Journal of Politics 57, no. 1 (February 1995):  1-23.


Chapters in scholarly books

 “The Ethics of Representation: Avoiding Ethical Obliviousness” Political Ethics: State of the Field. Eds. Andrew Sabl and Edward Hall. Forthcoming. Coauthored with Jesse McCain.


“Are Lobbyists Lawyers,” In Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents. Routledge Press. 2017. Coauthored with Jesse McCain.


“Hanna Pitkin,” In The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary [1950-2000] Political Theory.  Oxford University Press. 2016.


“Measuring Representation,” In Political Representation: New Insights into Old Questions. Palgrave Publishers.  2016.


“Preferable Descriptive Representatives: Will Just Any Woman, Black, or Latino Do?,”  In Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader. Eds. Mona Lena Krook and Sarah Childs. Oxford University Press.  Reprint.


"Mill, Nietzsche, and the Identity of Postmodern Liberalism," (co-authored with Gerald Mara), J.S. Mill's Social & Political Thought: Critical Assessments.  Ed. G. W. Smith.  Routledge Press.  Reprint.


Review of Anne Phillips’ Multiculturalism without Culture. In Politics & Gender (2009), 5: 443-446


Review of Andrew Rehfeld’s The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design.  In Perspectives on Politics  (2006), 4.4: 763-764.


Review of Nadia Urbinati’s Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government. In American Political Science Review (2003), 1: 397-397.


Review of Lorraine Bayard de Volo’s Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs. In New Perspectives on Political Science (2003).


Review of Danis Tanovic’s No Man’s Land. In Contemporary Justice Review (2003), 6.4: 401-2.


Review of Gail Tulloch’s Mill and Sexual Equality. In Women and Politics (Summer 1993).


Electronic Publication, Peer or Editor Reviewed

Entry on Political Representation.  The On-Line Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Significant Update 2017).


"Shattering the International Glass Ceiling for Female Judges" December 23, 2015. 


“Why We’re Doing a Teach-In for Unity at University of Arizona on Inauguration Day.” Arizona Daily Star.  January 18, 2017. At Coauthored with Monica Casper, Liane Hernandez and Phyllis Taoua.


“How We Can Lower Corporate Taxes For The Right Reasons” Talking Points Memo. April 15, 2015. At Coauthored with John Schwarz.


“Ever the Protectors, Moms Seeking Asylum Need Protection, Too.” The American Prospect. May 10, 2015. At Coauthored with Nina Rabin.


“Want to influence a member of Congress? Dangle a K Street Job.” LATimes, February 16, 2015. At


“The New Mandatory civics exams are asking all the wrong Questions.  Here are the right ones.” Washington Post. January 27, 2015. At


“We have collective amnesia about race.” Quartz. January 19, 2015. At


“We Spend Billions on Democracy-Building Abroad. What if We Matched That at Home?” Talking Points Memo. February 26, 2015. At…


“Putting Abusers in the Doghouse.” March 18, 2015, coauthored with Mariana Manriquez. At


“Political lies need to be fact checked in ways that bridges different political truths, not silences them.”  USAPP. London School of Economics and Political Science’s Daily Blog. July 3, 2014. Accessed July 21, 2014.