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Dr. Peter Stone

Associate Professor (Political Science)
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Peter Stone received his B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1993. While at Penn State, he completed a Senior Honors Thesis entitled "Towards the Empowerment of Labor: The Allende Experience." He then entered postgraduate study in Political Science at the University of Rochester, receiving an M.A. in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2000. His Dissertation was entitled "The Luck of the Draw: Revisiting the Lot as a Democratic Institution." From 2003 to 2010 he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He then spent a year as Faculty Fellow at Tulane University's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs before becoming Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory) at Trinity College Dublin in fall 2011. Stone specializes in political theory, especially such areas as democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is particularly concerned with questions involving the scope and limits of human reason. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). He has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Political Philosophy, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Rationality and Society, Social Science Information, Social Theory and Practice, and Theory and Research in Education. He belongs to many professional societies including the American Political Science Association, the Association for Political Theory, the Bertrand Russell Society, the Political Studies Association, and the Political Studies Association of Ireland. When not working on political science, he enjoys swing dancing, the music of Leonard Cohen, and the occasional game of poker.
  BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES   bertrand russell   citizen juries   Comparative political institutions   Condorcet Jury Theorem   Decision Making   DEMOCRACY   Democratic Equality   Formal Theory (Political Science)   Game Theory   Global Justice   INSTITUTIONS   Lotteries   Political Methodology   Political Philosophy   Political Science   Political Theory   Rational Choice Theory   RATIONALITY   Theories of Global Justice
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Secretary, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2016-Present
Member, Executive Committee, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2015-Present
Co-Convenor, Political Theory Specialist Group, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2015-Present
Vice President, Bertrand Russell Society 2015-2017
Board Member, Bertrand Russell Society 1997-Present
Vice Chair, Bertrand Russell Society 2010-2015
Political Theory Category Chair, Annual Meeting--European Political Science Association 2014
Review Editor, Foundations of Political Theory, Encyclopedia of Political Thought Project 2011-2013
Secretary of Society and Board, Bertrand Russell Society 1998-2001
Coordinator, Conference for the Study of Political Thought (Upstate New York Chapter) 2001-2003
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American Political Science Association
American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
Association for Political Theory
Bertrand Russell Society
Conference for the Study of Political Thought
Midwest Political Science Association
Political Studies Association
Political Studies Association of Ireland
ASAP (Academics Stand against Poverty) Ireland 2016
Democratic Equality and Militant Democracy in, editor(s)Anthoula Malkopoulou and Alexander S. Kirshner , Militant Democracy and Its Critics: Populism, Parties, Extremism, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Theorizing Presidential Rotation in, editor(s)Alexander Baturo and Robert Elgie , The Politics of Presidential Term Limits, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Democracy in Ireland: Theory and Practice in, editor(s)David M. Farrell and Niamh Hardiman , The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Sortition and Mini-Publics: A Different Kind of Representation in, editor(s)Robert Rohrschneider and Jacques Thomassen , Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, [David M. Farrell and Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Democracy and Equality of Opportunity in, editor(s)Mitja Sardoč, Michael A. Peters, and Les Jacobs , Handbook of Equality of Opportunity, Heidelberg, Springer, 2019, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Sortition, Voting, and Democratic Equality in, editor(s)Anthoula Malkopoulou and Lisa Hill , Equality and Representation: New Perspectives in Democratic Theory, London, Routledge, 2018, pp47 - 64, [Peter Stone], Notes: [Reprint of a paper first published in 2016.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Russell's Literary Approach to History in, editor(s)Russell Wahl , Bloomsbury Companion to Russell, London, Bloomsbury, 2018, pp361-386 , [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Consent, Contract, and Autonomy in, Edwin Etieyibo , Social Contract Theory, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, DC, 2018, pp29 - 59, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy, Wilmington, DE, Vernon Press, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Editor's Introduction in, editor(s)Peter Stone , Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy, Wilmington, DE, Vernon Press, 2017, ppxi - xvii, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Peter Stone on Randomness as a Political Tool in, Dispute Resolution: The Kleros Handbook of Centralized Justice, 2019, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Bertrand Russell, Truth Seeker, 2018, - 4-8, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of The Demarchy Manifesto: For Better Public Policy. How to Enlighten, Articulate, and Give Effect to Public Opinion , by John Burnheim , Contemporary Political Theory, 17, (1), 2018, p26-29 , Review, PUBLISHED
Kevin Lacourse and Peter Stone, Review of Citizen Killings; Liberalism, State Policy and Moral Risk, by Dean-Peter Baker , Ethical Theory and Moral Practice , 21, (4), 2018, p1013-1014 , Review, PUBLISHED
Kevin Lacourse and Peter Stone, Review of More on War, by Martin van Creveld , Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 19, (1), 2018, p165-168 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics, by Chris Knight , Philosophy Now, (127), 2018, p44-45 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of From Bacteria to Bach and back: The Evolution of Minds, by Daniel C. Dennett , Philosophy Now, (129), 2018, p44-46 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, The Passionate Bertrand Russell, Philosophy Now, (120), 2017, p6 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life, by Axel Honneth , Philosophy Now, (121), 2017, p48-49 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Russell Needed to Write, Review of A Pacifist at War: Letters and Writings of Bertrand Russell, 1914-1918, by Nicholas Griffin (ed.) , Russell, 36, 2016, p92-94 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Bertrand Russell Society Book Award 2017
M.A. (jure officii), University of Dublin. 2015
Best C&M Working Paper Award, Committee on Concepts and Methods, International Political Science Association 2014
Stone specializes in political theory, especially such areas as democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is particularly concerned with questions involving the scope and limits of human reason. His secondary research interests include politics and religion and the philosophy of Bertrand Russell.