Contributors

Alain-G. Gagnon 2 Articles
President of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies, Director of the Center for Political Analysis: Constitution and Federalism, and Full Professor at the Department of Political Science, UQAM, Montreal.
Ana Bochicchio 1 Article
Ph.D. in History from the University of Buenos Aires. Professor at the National University of Tierra del Fuego and Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). She specializes in the study of 20th-century racism in the United States, focusing on white supremacy and its connections to Christianity.
Professor of Legal History at the University of Valencia. Educated at the University of Cambridge, Harvard, Max-Planck Institute, among other prestigious universities. He has published around thirty books and over a hundred academic articles. Director of the Institute for Social, Political, and Legal Studies. Former president of the European Society for Comparative Legal History and A.C. of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. Vice-president of the Universitas Foundation and co-founder of "Free Thinkers."
Anthony Sanders 1 Article
Director of the Center for Judicial Engagement (CJE) at the Institute for Justice and a senior attorney. He is the author of the book Baby Ninth Amendments: How Americans Embraced Unenumerated Rights and Why It Matters, published by University of Michigan Press. He has written extensively on state constitutional law, unenumerated rights, judicial review, economic liberty, property rights, international law, and other subjects.
Cécile Fabre 1 Article
Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Oxford, affiliated with the Faculty of Philosophy, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Nuffield College, Oxford. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Her research interests include theories of distributive justice, the philosophy of democracy, just war theory, and the ethics of foreign policy, with particular focus on the ethics of economic statecraft and espionage.
Lecturer at Crown College, University of California at Santa Cruz. He works in the Cultural Studies of Science and Technology writing about postmodern war, cyborgization, artificial intelligence and the viral, among other topics.
Doan Dani 4 Articles
PhD in History from the Université de Turin, with a specialization in the intersection of religion and politics, and expertise in Albanian historiography.
Erika Serfontein 1 Article
Professor in Law at North West University, Johannesburg.
Researcher in peace and development studies at the University of Gothenburg and associate of the authority research group at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law. He writes about human rights, activism, political violence, populism, the liberal order, and transformations of capitalism, among other topics.
Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology at Universita’ di Napoli Federico II in Italy. His research interests focus on ELSE (Ethical, Legal, and SocioEconomic) issues arising in the context of AI, human-computer, and human-robot interactions.
Hillary Kaell 1 Article
Ph.D., Harvard University. Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religion at McGill University, Canada, holding the William Dawson Chair. She edited 'Everyday Sacred: Religion in Contemporary Quebec' (2017) and authored 'Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States' (2020), which won the 2021 Schaff Prize. She also leads TERA (Technology, Ecology, Religion, Art), a collective of scholars and artists.
Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris-Saclay University). He co-founded and directed the Center for Cultural History of Contemporary Societies. Author of numerous books on the history of books, publishing, and reading, he has been translated into many languages.
Full Professor of Sociology at the School of Law, National University of Córdoba, and tenured researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.
Julia Itel 1 Article
PhD Candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, specializing in ecospirituality.
Karel J. Leyva 41 Articles
Ph.D. in Philosophy (Université Paris Sciences et Lettres). Associate Researcher at the University of Montreal, specializing in political theory and pluralism. Editor-in-Chief of Politics and Rights Review.
Kazushi Minami 1 Article
Associate Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. Author of 'People’s Diplomacy: How Americans and Chinese Transformed U.S.-China Relations during the Cold War' (Cornell University Press, 2024). He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin.
Principal investigator at the Institute for Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Leads the DFG-funded project "Sexual Diversity and Human Rights in 21st Century Japan: LGBTQ+ Activisms and Resistance from a Transnational Perspective". Holds a Ph.D. in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex, specializing in nationalism, queer politics, and LGBTQ+ issues in Japan.
Lauren Strumos 1 Article
PhD Candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada, specializing in Nonreligion.
Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Postgraduate Programme in Law at the Federal University of Pará (Brazil), and Research Associate in the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany).
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. His research interests include comparative political economy, autocratic politics, democratization, and Central Asia. His first book, The Dictator’s Dilemma at the Ballot Box (University of Michigan Press, 2022) received several academic awards. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Michigan State University.
Masaya Kobayashi 3 Articles
Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and professor of Political Philosophy, Public Philosophy, and Comparative Politics at Chiba University, Japan. He serves as Director of the Japanese Positive Health Psychology Society and head of the Research Center on Public Affairs. Previously a research fellow at the University of Tokyo and a visiting scholar and Bye-Fellow at Cambridge University, his expertise spans political philosophy, positive psychology, public policy, and comparative thought.
Massimo Palma 1 Article
Professor of Political Philosophy at Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples, Italy, specializing in 20th-century German philosophy and literature.
Mathieu Colin 2 Articles
Postdoctoral researcher at the UNESCO-PREV Chair, University of Sherbrooke, specializing in the study of radical ideologies.
Matt Qvortrup 1 Article
Professor of Political Science at Coventry University. Having originally studied neuroscience, he gained a doctorate in Political Science at Oxford University. His most recent book is The Political Brain: The Emergence of Neuropolitics (CEU Press 2024).
Mattia Bottino 1 Article
PhD Candidate in Public Governance and Policy at the University of Bologna. Junior Researcher at Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, specializing in Latin American deliberative democracy.
Full Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Trento, Italy, specializing in political theology and the works of Carl Schmitt. Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Ph.D. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. Professor of Politics and Founding Director of the Middle East Study Centre at the University of Hull in the UK; Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC; and President of The Association for Israel Studies (AIS). He has published 19 books and more than 2,000 papers and blogs in the fields of politics, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, law, sociology, history, and poetry. His notable works include 'The Scope of Tolerance' (2006) and 'Confronting the Internet's Dark Side' (2015). He is currently writing 'Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict' (Cambridge University Press, 2025).
Saskia Stucki 5 Articles
Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg). She was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and the coordinator of the doctoral program Law and Animals at the University of Basel. She serves on the advisory board of the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and the editorial board of the Journal of Animal Law, Ethics and One Health. Her research focuses on animal law, animal rights, human rights, legal theory, environmental law, climate mainstreaming, and good food governance.
Sophie Toupin 1 Article
Sophie Toupin is a professor at Université Laval, specializing in the intersection of communication studies, information technology, and critical international development.
Sparsha Saha 1 Article
Ph.D., Harvard University. Lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University, her research focuses on political behavior, employing experiments to explore voter reactions to political emphasis on meat consumption, animal rights, and similar subjects. Recognized as Harvard’s South Asian Woman of the Year in 2022, her work contributes to understanding the nuanced interplay between political advocacy and public response.
Tiziana Faitini 1 Article
Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Trento, Italy, her latest book, 'Shaping the Profession: Towards a Genealogy of Professional Ethics,' explores the concept of work and the evolving role of professionals.
International Relations student specializing in Latin America at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Junior Consultant for the public sector in Development Cooperation.