Citizenship and democracy expert

Archon writes about: Politics

Archon Fung’s research and teaching aims to understand how participation, deliberation, and transparency can make contemporary public governance more fair and effective. He is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at Harvard Kennedy School, and organizes the Democracy Program at the Ash Center for Innovation and Democratic Governance there.

He is also the cofounder of, a wiki-project being built with Mark Warren, Paul Daniell, and many others to open up the process of building knowledge around democratic innovation.

Fung has authored five books, including Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy. He has edited four collections and published over fifty articles appearing in professional journals.

Real virtues of democracy shine when citizens and leaders figure out how to practice democracy more effectively in their own corners of social and political life.


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