Jonathan White

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Jonathan White is Professor of Politics at the London School of Economics. His research interests lie in the fields of political sociology and political theory. He has held visiting positions at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Harvard, Stanford, the Humboldt University, Hertie School of Governance, Sciences Po in Paris, and the Australian National University. Books include Politics of Last Resort: Governing by Emergency in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2019), The Meaning of Partisanship (with Lea Ypi, Oxford University Press, 2016), and Political Allegiance after European Integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). He has also written for The Guardian, New Statesman, OpenDemocracy and Boston Review. He was awarded the 2017 British Academy Brian Barry Prize for Excellence in Political Science. At the New Institute, White will contribute to the programme on The Future of Democracy, as he begins a project on the relationship between democracy, time, and ideas of the future.


Selected Publications

  • Politics of Last Resort: Governing by Emergency in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • The Meaning of Partisanship (with Lea Ypi, Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Political Allegiance after European Integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • The British Academy Brian Barry Prize Essay: "The Ethics of Political Alliance" British Journal of Political Science (2018)
  • "Thinking Generations" (2013), British Journal of Sociology 64 (2).


Contact

jonathan.white@thenew.institute


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