Her scholarship changes the landscape of current thinking about what it means to be a “state” and to accept the role of “citizen.” It considers a set of institutional arrangements that not only embody an explicit set of values (the moral part) but also ensure, first, democratic practices that work for the contemporary era and, second, government-economy-corporate interactions that promote the well-being of the whole population while also encouraging innovation and productivity.

Tags: Diversity, New Work, Social Cohesion, Political economy

Margaret Levi

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University

With degrees from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University, Margaret Levi joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1974 and Stanford in 2014, where she directs the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She served as president of the American Political Science Association and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In 2019, Margaret received the Johan Skytte Prize, the political science equivalent of a Nobel. Her avocation is Australian Aboriginal art; her husband and she are avid collectors.

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