Dr Jonathan Benson

Hallsworth Research Fellow

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Overview

I joined the University of Manchester as a Hallsworth Fellow in February 2022 and am based in the Department of Politics. I received my PhD in Politics from Manchester and have previously held the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor at both King’s College London and Utrecht University. My research is situated in political theory and economy, and my work has a strong connection to the interdisciplinary tradition of politics, philosophy and economics.    

Email: j.benson@manchester.ac.uk

Research Focus

Democratic Theory: Deliberative and participatory democracy, democratic systems, random sortition, and epistemic justifications of democracy. 

Normative Political Economy: The relationship between democracy and the market, the limits of markets, polycentricity, exit and voice. 

Political Epistemology: Political knowledge, ignorance and misinformation, and the role of knowledge in political and economic institutions.

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