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Lebow, David

Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in Law, Letters, and Society

University of Chicago, United States

United States

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

Yale University, United States


My research interests include twentieth-century history of political thought, primarily in the United States and Germany; comparative constitutional law, contemporary American public law, American political development; democratic theory, critical theory, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Jürgen Habermas.
I received a PhD in Political Science from Yale University (2013) and a JD from the Yale Law School (2016). I have published in Review of Politics and in edited volumes.
While at the EUI, I plan to continue revising for publication a set of articles on subjects including comparative intellectual histories of interwar and postwar constitutional thought in the United States and Germany, a study of the ‘democratic paradox’ in American voting and speech law, and an analysis of statutory interpretation and administrative discretion in the context of a polarized and dysfunctional American Congress.
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