Michael Goodhart PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000

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Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science, and he holds secondary appointments in Philosophy and in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. He is the Interim Director of the Global Studies Center at Pitt and a University Honors College Faculty Fellow. His current research focuses on problems of global injustice; he is also interested in challenges to the theory and practice of democracy and human rights in the context of globalization and in related questions concerning democratic governance and accountability at the international and transnational levels.  

Dr. Goodhart is author of Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization (Routledge, 2005), contributing editor of Human Rights: Politics and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2009, 2012 2ed.), and contributing co-editor of Human Rights in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change since 9/11 (Palgrave, 2011).  He is also author of numerous articles and book chapters.  Dr. Goodhart chaired the recent APSA Presidential Task Force on Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile world.  He is an affiliate of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, a member of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and sits on several editorial boards. In 2008-2009 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow and Guest Professor in the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.



Goodhart, Michael. 2012. "Constructing global justice: a critique" Ethics & Global Politics 5(1):1-26

Goodhart, Michael and Stacy Bondanella Taninchev. 2011. "The New Sovereigntist Challenge for Global Governance: Democracy without Sovereignty" International Studies Quarterly 55:1047-1068

Goodhart, Michael. 2011. “Democratic Accountability in Global Politics: Norms, not Agents.” Journal of Politics 73(1): 45-60. [PDF]

Goodhart, Michael. 2008. “Human Rights and Global Democracy.” Ethics & International Affairs 22(4): 395-420. [PDF]

Goodhart, Michael. 2007. “Europe’s Democratic Deficits through the Looking Glass: The European Union as a Challenge for Democracy.” Perspectives on Politics 5(3): 567-584. [PDF]