University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Faculty - Alex Zakaras

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Alex Zakaras, Associate Professor (2005)

Area of expertise

Political Theory

Contact Information
Old Mill Room 522
Phone: 802.656.8229
Email: Alex.Zakaras [at] uvm.edu

Office Hours: Wednesday - 2:00-5:00 or by appointment.

Professor Zakaras specializes in political philosophy and the history of political thought. His interests include the philosophy of democracy and democratic citizenship, the ideal of autonomy and its place in the liberal tradition, and the political thought of the nineteenth century. His book, Individuality and Mass Democracy: Mill, Emerson, and the Burdens of Citizenship, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. His is also co-editor of J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007.

Hear Alex Zakaras on Public Radio:
- Discussing Emerson's "Self-Reliance" on NPR's On Point:
- Discussing Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" on Wisconsin Public Radio: