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Claudio Lopez-Guerra


Assistant Professor

Department of Political Studies

CIDE, Mexico City






Welcome. I am a political philosopher at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 2008. My primary interest is the philosophical analysis of current issues in public life. My approach to political theory is thus normative rather than historical, problem-centered rather than author-centered, and practical rather than abstract. My work has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and Social Theory and Practice.

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Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions, Oxford University Press, 2014:


Rationality, Democracy and Justice: The Legacy of Jon Elster, co-edited with Julia Maskivker, Cambridge University Press:


Selected journal articles and book chapters


- "Enfranchisement and Constitution Making" in C. Lopez-Guerra and J. Maskivker (eds.) Rationality, Democracy and Justice: The Legacy of Jon Elster, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).


- "Comparing Voting Lotteries: A Response to Saunders," Politics, Philosophy, & Economics Vol. 11, No. 4, 2012.


- "Enfranchising Minors and the Mentally Impaired." Social Theory and Practice. Vol 38. No. 1 (January 2012).


- "The Enfranchisement Lottery." Politics, Philosophy, & Economics. Vol 10. No. 2. 2011.


Subject of Journal Debate: See Ben Saunders, "Combining Lotteries and Voting," Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, first published on January 27, 2012 as doi:10.1177/1470594X11416783


- "Against the Parallel Case for Workplace Democracy." Journal of Economic Philosophy / Revue de Philosophie ƒconomique. Vol 9. No. 1. 2008.


- "Should Expatriates Vote?" The Journal of Political Philosophy. Vol. 13. No. 2. 2005. "


- "Tocqueville on Catholicism and Democracy." The Tocqueville Review. Vol. XXV. No. 2. 2004. pp. 141-162.







I am currently teaching Introduction to Political Science and Contemporary Political Theory at the undergraduate level. A sample syllabus for a graduate seminar on Issues in Democratic Theory and Practice can be downloaded here.