The Arab Spring: Religion, Revolution and the Public Square

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. Her extensive work in the area of democracy and difference, identities and allegiances includes the book Another Cosmopolitanism (Oxford UP, 2006) and the edited volume Identities, Affiliations and Allegiances (Cambridge UP, 2007). “Freedom is a great, great adventure, but it is not without risks… There […]

Toward a Public Social Science

Herbert J. Gans is Professor emeritus at Columbia University. His engagement with the issue of public sociology dates back to his 1988 Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association (ASA). He has recently written an autobiographical essay titled “Working in Six Research Areas: A Multi-Field Sociological Career” (2009). The social sciences deal with humanity’s most pressing problems, but […]