Polycentric democracy

Using and defusing disagreements


  • Julian F. Müller Brown University, United States




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Author Biography

Julian F. Müller, Brown University, United States

Julian F. Müller is a postdoctoral research associate at the Political Theory Project at Brown University. He studied philosophy, sinology, and economics in Tuebingen, Beijing, and Hamburg. After graduating in 2011, he became a research associate at the Peter Loescher Chair of Business Ethics at TU Munich. During the last years, he was a visiting scholar at the People's University of China and the University of Arizona. In 2015, he received his doctorate from the Technical University of Munich (summa cum laude). His thesis received two prestigious dissertation awards: the Werner von Melle award in 2016 for advancing the concept of the open society and the Roman Herzog research award in 2017 for advancing the concept of the social market economy. His articles have appeared in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Moral Philosophy and Politics, Journal of Business Ethics, and Science and Engineering Ethics.




How to Cite

Müller, J. F. (2017). Polycentric democracy: Using and defusing disagreements. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 10(1), 150–153. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v10i1.251



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