Dr. Josiah Ober

JOSIAH OBER is the Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the School of Humanities and Science at Stanford University, where he does research and teaches courses on historical institutionalism and political theory. At Stanford he is a Professor of Political Science, of Classics, and (by courtesy) Philosophy. He also served a term as Chairman of the Political Science Department. Much of his writing has focused on democratic theory and the contemporary relevance of the political thought and practice of the ancient Greek world. He is the author of Demopolis: Democracy before Liberalism (2017),The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015) and other books, mostly published by Princeton University Press, including Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (1989), Political Dissent in Democratic Athens (2008), and Democracy and Knowledge (2008). He has also published about 100 articles and chapters, including recent articles in American Political Science ReviewPhilosophical StudiesPolisPublic ChoiceCritical Review, and Transactions of the American Philological Association. Before moving to Stanford in 2006, he was Professor Classics at Princeton University where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Classics. Before that he was a Professor of History at Montana State University. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of Minnesota.

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