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Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi by Mike Nakamura

Margaret Levi

Political Science
Sara Miller McCune Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
Faculty Fellow, 2022-23
Fellow, 1993-94 Study #31
Phone: 
(650) 736-0100

Margaret Levi is professor of Political Science, a faculty fellow and former Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. She is the winner of the 2019 Johan Skytte Prize and the 2020 Falling Walls Breakthrough.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Science and served as president of the American Political Science Association. Recent books include In the Interest of Others  (Princeton, 2013), co-authored with John Ahlquist, and A Moral Political Economy: Present, Past, Future (Cambridge University Press, 2021), co-authored with Federica Carugati.  She writes about what makes for trustworthy governance and what evokes citizen compliance, consent, and dissent.
As a faculty fellow, Levi will continue to lead the Creating a New Moral Political program with co-leader program director Zachary Ugolnik. Among its activities, she co-leads the enCOREage project with Simon Halliday (CASBS fellow 2022-23), Wendy Carlin, and Samuel Bowles. She is a co-leader with Michael Bernstein, David Magnus, and Debra Satz of the Ethics and Society Review project. She will also continue to advise and co-lead the Humans, Nature, and Machines program led by Jamie Jones with the assistance of Zachary Ugolnik and Abby Rumsey. This includes co-leading Imagining  Adaptive Societies with Jamie Jones and the Social Science of Caregiving with Alison Gopnik. Levi was a fellow at CASBS in 1993-94.

Tyler Books

Consent, dissent, and patriotism Levi, Margaret.. 1997. Consent, dissent, and patriotism. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Labor standards in international supply chains: aligning rights and incentives Levi, Margaret. Greenleaf, Anne Regan. Lake, Milli.. 2015. Labor standards in international supply chains: aligning rights and incentives. Northampton MA: Edward Elgar.
Carugati, Federica; Levi, Margaret. 2021. A Moral Political Economy: Present, Past and Future. Cambridge UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tyler Journal Articles

Levi, Margaret., Detray, Stephen. 1993. "A Weapon against War: Conscientious Objection in the United States, Australia, and France." Politics & Society 21(4): 425-464.