J. Russell Muirhead

Academic Appointments

Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics
Chair, Department of Government
Co-Director, Political Economy Project
Interim director, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy

Mailing address: Department of Government HB 6108, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755

Silsby 115
HB 6108
Manchester Central High School
A.B. Harvard University
B.A. Oxford University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

Review, Daniel Schlozman, When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 47, Number 2, Autumn 2016, 239-41.

Critical Dialogue with Prof. Hans Noel including review Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America, and my response to his review of The Promise of Party, in Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 4, No. 3, (September 2016) 847-51.

 “Speaking Truth to Conspiracy: Partisanship and Trust,” with Nancy L. Rosenblum, Critical Review Vol 28, No. 1, (2016) 23-88.

"The Uneasy Place of Parties in the Constitutional Order," with Nancy L. Rosenblum, The Oxford Handbook on the U.S. Constitution, Mark Graber, Sanford Levinson, and Mark Tushnet, eds., Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 217-240.

“Finding the Center,” in Solutions to Political Polarization in America, Nathaniel Persily, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 230-239.

“Assessment, Proportionality, and Justice in War,” with B.J. Strawser, in Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein and Jason J. Lepore, eds., Assessing War: The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure, Georgetown University Press, 2015, pp. 255-265.

The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age (Harvard University Press, 2014)

"“The Politics of Getting It Right,” Critical Review 26, nos. 1-2 (2014): 115-28; for symposium on Helene Landemore’s Democratic Reason

 “The Political Virtue,” review essay, Tulsa Law Review 49, no. 2 (Winter 2013): 251-265.

“The Case for Partisan Loyalty,” in NOMOS LII: Loyalty edited by Sanford Levinson, Joel Parker, and Paul Woodruff, NYU Press, 2013.

"The Ethics of Exit: Moral Obligation in the Afghan Endgame," in Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla eds., Afghan Endgames, (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2012).

"Meaningful Work and Politics,” The Hedgehog Review, fall 2012, pp. 21-29.


“The Partisan Connection,” with Nancy L. Rosenblum, California Law Review Circuit, Vol 3 (March 2012), 99-112.

"The Ancients Among Us," The University of Texas Law Review 89 no. 3 (February 2011) 671-686.

“The Work Ethic,” in Endangered Virtues, Peter Berkowitz, ed. Online volume available at http://www.endangeredvirtuesessays.com; Stanford University Press, 2011.

“Can Deliberative Democracy Be Partisan?” Critical Review 22:2 (2010).

“Respectable Partisanship,” in Mary Ann McGrail and Sharon R. Krause, eds., The Arts of Rule: Essays in Honor of Harvey C. Mansfield, (Lexington Books, 2008).

“A Defense of Party Spirit,” Perspectives on Politics, December 2006.


Just Work Harvard University Press, 2004
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