Archon Fung

Archon Fung (governance)
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard University, JFK School of Government
archon_fung@harvard.edu

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), andBeyond Backyard Environmentalism” (Beacon Press, 2000). Fung received two SBs and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.