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Amit Ron

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Assoc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ron held academic positions at Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and the University of Toronto before coming to ASU in 2008.

Dr. Ron focuses his research around two central themes: the political dimensions of the history of political economy, and the democratic theory of the public sphere.

In pursuit of the first theme, Dr. Ron is now working on a book manuscript, entitled "The Political in Political Economy: from Thomas Hobbes to John Rawls." In it, he studies the role that the notion of fairness in economic exchange played in the history of liberalism. The book argues that the liberal conception of justice developed as an attempt to apply the kind of moral reasoning that is definitive of economic exchange to other situations that require moral judgment, especially in the realm of politics.

With regard to the democratic theory of the public sphere, Dr. Ron is studying the role of the public in the cognitive division of labor that is required for a social scientific inquiry of social power relations. He is particularly interested in understanding the logic and dynamics of public debates on issues of war and peace.

Among Dr. Ron's recent publications are "Citizens' participation in electoral reforms: The Canadian model and its applicability to Israel politika" in Politika; "Modern natural law meets the market: The case of Adam Smith" in European Journal of Political Theory; and "Power: A pragmatist, deliberative (and radical) view" in Journal of Political Philosophy.

 

Additional info: http://sites.google.com/site/amitronsite/

 

Research Interests
Publications
  • Galit Cohen-Blankshtain, Amit Ron, and Alam Gadot-Perez. When an NGO takes on public participation: preparing a plan for a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2013).
  • Amit Ron. Forms of Democratic Governance. Oxford Handbook of Governance (2012).
  • Amit Ron. The Public in Public Peace Processes and in Mini-Publics: a Dialogue between Democratic Theory and Peace Studies. Peace and Conflict Studies (2010).
  • Amit Ron. Peace Negotiations and Peace Talks: the Peace Process in the Public Sphere. The International Journal of Peace Studies (2009).
  • Amit Ron. Citizens’ Participation in Electoral Reforms: the Canadian Model and its Applicability to Israel Politika [in Hebrew],vo. 18 (Fall 2008): 117-140. Politika (2008).
  • Amit Ron. Modern Natural Law Meets the Market: the Case of Adam Smith , vol. 7, no. 2 (2008): 117-136. European Journal of Political Theory (2008).
  • Amit Ron. Power: A Pragmatist, Deliberative (and Radical) View. Journal of Political Philosophy (2008).
  • Amit Ron. Visions of Democracy in ‘Property-Owning Democracy:’ Skelton to Rawls and Beyond. History of Political Thought (2008).
  • Amit Ron. How I Stopped Being Afraid of Ethics: Refections on the CPRE. (2008).
  • . . Review of: Quentin Skinner: History, Politics, Rhetoric (2007).
  • . . Review of: Stories of Peoplehood: The Politics and Morals of Political Membership (2007).
  • Amit Ron. Rawls as a Critical Theorist: Reflective Equilibrium after the ‘Deliberative Turn. Philosophy and Social Criticism (2006).
  • Amit Ron. The ‘Market’ and the ‘Forum’ in Hobbes’s Political Philosophy , vol. 38, no. 2 (April 2006), 235-253. Polity (2006).
  • Amit Ron. Power. Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (0).
Research Activity
  • Ron,Amit*. 2013 Town-Hall Debate on the motion: I should have the right to remain anonymous online. ASU FDN(10/4/2013 - 10/31/2013).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 494Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 260Curr Issues in Intl Politics
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 446Democracy
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
POS 210Political Ideologies
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 260Curr Issues in Intl Politics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 446Democracy
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 260Curr Issues in Intl Politics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 446Democracy
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 492Honors Directed Study
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 260Curr Issues in Intl Politics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 446Democracy
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 210Political Ideologies
POS 446Democracy
POS 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 446Democracy
POS 493Honors Thesis
Presentations
  • Abraham Singer and Amit Ron. Models of Corporate Democracy: a Transnational Approach. Association for Political Theory, Annual Meeting (Oct 2014).
  • Amit Ron, David Wells, and Tanya Musgrave. Citizens’ Participation in Redistricting Processes: Theory and Policy. Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (Mar 2013).
  • Amit Ron. Peace Negotiations and Peace Talks: the Peace Process in the Public Sphere. Conference on War and Peace as Liberal Arts (Feb 2013).
  • Amit Ron. The Institutions of the "All Affected Interests". Annual Meeting of the Association for Political Theory (Oct 2012).
  • Amit Ron. Forms of Democratic Governance. Seminar Series 2011-2012. Participatory Governance Initiative, School of Public Affairs, ASU (Jan 2012).
  • Amit Ron. Panel on "The Limits of Market Reasoning.". Annual meeting of the Association for Political Theory, College Station, TX, (Oct 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Notes towards a Democratic Philosophy of Social Science. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Toronto, ON) (Sep 2009).
  • Amit Ron. The "Public" in "Public Peace Process" and in "Mini-Publics:" a Dialogue between Democratic Theory and Peace Studies. Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (Vancouver, BC) (Mar 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Panel on "Holies New and Old." March 2-3, 2009. Conference on "Holy Sites and Holy Wars in the Middle East." (Mar 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Panel on "Is ‘Political Science’ an Oxymoron?". Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (New Orleans, LA) (Jan 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Power and Deliberations: a Stylized Survey. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (Jan 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Roundtable: Reflecting on Mark Bevir's Logic of the History of Ideas, Ten Years Later. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (Jan 2009).
  • Amit Ron. Power and Deliberations: a Stylized Survey. Fellows’ Seminar, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto (Feb 2008).
  • Amit Ron. Democratic Deliberations and Critical Inquiry: Israeli Society the Oslo Peace Process. Fellows' Seminar, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto (Mar 2007).
  • Amit Ron. Power: a Pragmatist, Deliberative (and Radical) View. 14th Annual Critical Theory Roundtable (Oct 2006).
  • Amit Ron. Natural Law Meets the Market: the Case of Adam Smith. Conference on Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments,Rochester Institute of Technology (May 2006).
Service
  • Fellows' Seminar, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, discussant (2008 - Present)
  • Annual Meeting of the Association for Political Theory (London, ON), discussant (2007 - Present)
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, panel organizer and chair (2007 - Present)
  • Public Issues Forum, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, organizer and chair (2007 - Present)
  • Public Issues Forum, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, organizer and chair (2006 - Present)
  • Valley Beth Midrash and ASU’s Center for Jewish Studies., Panelist (2012 - 2012)
  • School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies., Speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Temple Chai, Phoenix, Panelist (2009 - 2009)