Archon Fung (governance)
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard University, JFK School of Government
Archon Fung examines how public and private governance can be improved through civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency. His most recent book, Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2006), examines two such efforts in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. He is also exploring participatory initiatives in ecosystem management, toxics reduction, endangered species protection, local governance, and international labor standards.
Other recent publications include “Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance” (Verso Press, 2003); “Can We Eliminate Sweatshops?” (Beacon Press, 2001), “Working Capital: The Power of Labor’s Pensions” (Cornell University Press, 2001), and “Beyond Backyard Environmentalism” (Beacon Press, 2000). Fung received two SBs and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.