Alexander Kirshner

Alexander Kirshner

Associate Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 204K Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
+1 919 660 4312
Specialties: 
Political Theory

My research cuts across democratic theory, comparative politics and constitutional law. I have just completed a book investigating the paradoxical ethical dilemmas raised by antidemocratic opposition to democratic government (A Theory of Militant Democracy, Yale University Press, 2014). My current research explores the intellectual history and practice of legitimate opposition, as well as the legitimacy of democratic revolutions (see my SSRN page for working papers on these topics).