Margaret Levi is Professor of Political Science, the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. Levi has also been recognized as the Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies for the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. She earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D from Harvard University.
Her research explores the phenomena of membership and the mechanisms determining the perceived legitimacy of government. She seeks to better understand how citizens view their government and how they decide to respect the laws of that government.
She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2002. She has been a long-time member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Political Science Association, for which she served as president from 2004 to 2005.
Most recently, Levi was honored with the 2019 Johan Skytte Prize, in recognition for her substantial contributions to political science. She is the former director of the CHAOS Center (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) and was the Harry Bridges Chair (and Director) for the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.
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Margaret Levi is an American political scientist and author, noted for her work in comparative political economy, labor politics, and democratic theory, notably on the origins and effects of trustworthy government.Source: Wikipedia
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