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Claudio Lopez-Guerra


Associate Professor

Department of Political Studies

CIDE, Mexico City


2015-16 Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

University Center for Human Values

Princeton University






Welcome to my website. I am a political philosopher at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City, and will be a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at PrincetonÕs University Center for Human Values in 2015-16. 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.

cide, division de estudios politicos

carretera mexico-toluca 3655

mexico d.f., 01210, mexico, +52 55 57279828








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


- ÒPilotage Accountability and Intergenerational JusticeÓ. In A. Gosseries and I. Gonzalez-Ricoy, editors. Institutions for Future Generations. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. Under Contract.


- "Enfranchisement and Constitution Making" in C. Lopez-Guerra and J. Maskivker (eds.) Rationality, Democracy and Justice: The Legacy of Jon Elster, Cambridge University Press 2014.


- "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.