Dr. Josiah Ober
Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis and Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University.
Some recent publications
Demopolis: Democracy before Liberalism in Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece. Princeton University Press.
Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens. Princeton University Press.
Texts to download
“What Did Democracy Mean to Greek Democrats?”. Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 73-82.
“In Search of Democracy 4.0. Is Democracy as We Know It Destined to Die?”. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, March 2019, pp. 32-42.
“Mass and Elite Revisited”, in R. Evans, ed. Mass and Elite in the Greek and Roman Worlds: From Sparta to Late Antiquity. Routledge, pp. 1-10.
“Thucydides on Athens’ democratic advantage in the Archidamian War”, in D. Pritchard, ed. War, Democracy and Culture in Classical Athens. Cambridge University Press, pp. 65-87.
“Can We Learn From Ancient Athenian Democracy? Historical and Modern Perspectives”, in A. Chaniotis, A. Kuhn & C. Kuhn, eds. Applied Classics: Comparisons, Constructs, Controversies. Steiner Verlag, pp. 207-230.
“After Cultural Studies: When the State Has Not Withered Away”. Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts, Vol. 1, No. 1 .
“At the Deathbed of Alexander the Great”, in B. Hollinshead & T. K. Rabb, eds. I Wish I Had Been There II. New York, pp. 1-17.