Explaining Democratic Inclusion or its Absence: An Author Meets Critics Discussion of Robert M. Fishman’s new book
Josep Maria Vallès (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Robert M. Fishman (Universidad Carlos III Madrid)
Explaining Democratic Inclusion or its Absence: An Author Meets Critics Discussion of Robert M. Fishman’s new book, Democratic Practice: Origins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Josep Maria Vallès, former Rector of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Emeritus Professor of Political Science, UAB and Minister of Justice of the Generalitat of Catalunya from 2003-2006.
Robert M. Fishman, CONEX-Marie Curie Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Carlos III Madrid.
Prior to Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Robert M. Fishman, was Professor of Sociology and Kellogg Institute Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in the United States and prior to that, Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard University.
Fishman’s books include Democracy’s Voices (Cornell University Press, 2004), Winner of Honorable Mention for Best Book (2005) of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Political Sociology; Working-Class Organization and the Return to Democracy in Spain (Cornell, 1990) and (with Anthony Messina) The Year of the Euro (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006). Both Democracy’s Voices and Working-Class Organization have been translated into Spanish and published by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.
Fishman’s articles have been published in the American Sociological Review, World Politics, Politics and Society, Comparative Politics, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Studies in Comparative International Development, Contributions to Political Economy and South European Society and Politics as well as The New York Times. A 2013 article of his, co-authored with Omar Lizardo, received the Tilly Prize of the ASA Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology.