Name: Mark B. Brown
Office Location: Tahoe Hall 3124
Office Phone: (916) 278-6430
Mailing Address: Department of Political Science, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6189 USA
Mark B. Brown is professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Sacramento. He studied at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Göttingen, and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University. He is the author of Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation (MIT Press, 2009), and publications on political representation, deliberation, expertise, climate change, and the politics of identity, among other topics. He teaches courses on modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, and the politics of science, technology, and the environment.
Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Honorable Mention, 2010 First Book Award, given by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association.
Reviewed in Contemporary Political Theory, Science and Public Policy, Social Studies of Science, Sozialwissenschaftliche Literatur Rundschau, Public Understanding of Science, Science Studies, Isis, Minerva, Science as Culture, Environment and Planning A, Metascience, Political Studies, Indian Journal of Political Science, Choice, Environmental Health Perspectives, Chemical Heritage Magazine, Metapsychology, Politikon, Review of Policy Research
Chinese simplified character translation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2015.
Politikberatung und Parlament [Political Advice and Parliament], with Justus Lentsch and Peter Weingart. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2006.
Selected Other Publications
"White Identity Politics in the United States," in Racializing Humankind: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Practices of ‘Race’ and Racism, ed. Julian T. D. Gärtner and Malin S. Wilckens (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2022), 135-155.
"Deliberation and Representation," in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy, ed. André Bächtiger, John S. Dryzek, Jane J. Mansbridge, and Mark E. Warren (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 171-186.
"Remembering Benjamin Barber on Philosophy, Politics, and Political Theory," in R. Battistoni, et al., Special Issue: Benjamin Barber and the Practice of Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory 17 (2018): 478–510, at 499–504.
"Not Everything Political is Politics: Reflections on the March for Science," Public Seminar, June 2, 2017.
"Beyond Privatization in U.S. Higher Education," in International Responses to the Academic Manifesto: Reports from 14 Countries, ed. Willem Halffman and Hans Radder. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, Special Report (2017): 9-14.
"Environmental Science and Politics," in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, ed. Teena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M. Meyer, and David Schlosberg (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 491-504.
"Three Approaches to Environmental Political Theory," Contemporary Political Theory 15:3 (2016): e21-e28.
"Climate Science, Populism, and the Democracy of Rejection," in Culture, Politics, and Climate Change: How Information Shapes Our Common Future, ed. Deserai A. Crow and Max Boykoff (Routledge Earthscan, 2014), 129-145.
"Science and Democracy," in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Rick Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Review of Science in a Democratic Society, by Philip Kitcher, Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 51:3 (2013): 389-397.
"Public University Funding and the Privatization of Politics," Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 7:1 (2013): 21-28.
"Too Much to Read," Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2012.
"Coercion, Corruption, and Politics in the Commodification of Academic Science," in The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University, edited by Hans Radder, 259-276. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Krisis
Brown, Mark B., and David H. Guston, “Science, Democracy, and the Right to Research,” Science and Engineering Ethics 15:3 (2009): 351-366.
“Fairly Balanced: The Politics of Representation on Government Advisory Committees,” Political Research Quarterly 61:4 (2008): 547-560.
Review of The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics by Roger S. Pielke, Jr., in Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 46:4 (2008): 485-489.
"Can Technologies Represent Their Publics?" Technology in Society 29:3 (2007): 327–338.
"Citizen Panels and the Concept of Representation," Journal of Political Philosophy 14:2 (2006): 203–225
“The Political Philosophy of Science Policy,” Essay Review of Science, Truth, and Democracy by Philip Kitcher, in Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 42:1 (2004): 77-95.
“The Civic Shaping of Technology: California’s Electric Vehicle Program,” Science, Technology, & Human Values 26:1 (2001): 56-81.
“Conceptions of Science in Political Theory: A Tale of Cloaks and Daggers,” in Vocations of Political Theory, edited by Jason A. Frank and John Tambornino (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000), 189-211.