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Sean Ingham

Associate Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego

Sean Ingham is a political theorist who works on questions about popular control, majority rule, franchise restrictions, and other topics in democratic theory. His book, Rule by Multiple Majorities: A New Theory of Popular Control (Cambridge University Press, 2019) develops an account of popular control in democracies—what it is and the conditions under which it could emerge. His work has been published in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Philosophy & Public Affairs, among other outlets. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard in 2012 and his B.A. in philosophy and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Before joining the faculty at UCSD in 2017, Ingham was an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia.

Sean Ingham.

Expertise & Interests

  • Popular control
  • Majority rule
  • Franchise restrictions
  • Democratic theory