Inequality, political theory, democratic theory, Democratic realism
Caleb R. Miller is a Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research addresses the experience of modern liberal democracy in light of persistent, wealth-based political inequality. His current book project, An Introduction to Democratic Realism (working title), draws upon the contemporary, strategic literature surrounding democratic activism and puts it into conversation with the work of Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter, E. E. Schattschneider, and others to develop a more empirically-driven, normative theory of democratic politics.
Miller received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his BA from Brown University. His dissertation project, Living under Post-Democracy: Citizenship in Fleetingly Democratic Times, is forthcoming from Routledge. His work can also be found in Constellations, Hobbes Studies (winner of the 2018 Essay Contest), and the Journal of Political Science Education. He is also an award-winning educator, whose teaching interests include democratic theory, contemporary political theory, and theories of political authority.