Breaking the Mold: Normative Hybridity as the Key to Contemporary “Non-Western” Political Theorizing

American Political Science Review. Published online 2024:1-14. doi:10.1017/S0003055424000194 What normative compass can appropriately ground a theory for contemporary “non-Western” societies? This question has become urgent amid the pressure to decolonize political science and academia. The hybridity of numerous contemporary non-Western societies means that political theorists cannot refuse to engage with either Western-originated or premodern Indigenous […]

Meritocratic Democracy: A Cross-Cultural Political Theory

Meritocratic Democracy: A Cross-Cultural Political Theory, forthcoming from Oxford University Press (probably 2024) is the first synthesis of contemporary Eastern meritocratic theories and Confucian democracy with recent Western democratic ideas. It offers a more nuanced theoretical framework through which the value of democratic institutions can be better understood and shows how Confucian ideas of sound […]

Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies: An Introduction

Edited by: Ibo van de Poel, Lily Eva Frank, Julia Hermann, Jeroen Hopster, Dominic Lenzi, Sven Nyholm, Behnam Taebi, Elena Ziliotti Abstract: Technologies shape who we are, how we organize our societies and how we relate to nature. For example, social media challenges democracy; artificial intelligence raises the question of what is unique to humans; […]