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Jonathan Bruno


J.R. Bruno
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Jonathan Burno is a Researcher at the Institute for Philosophy.

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Jonathan Bruno is a non-residential research affiliate of the "Democratic Secrecy" project at Leiden University. His primary academic appointment is at the University of Michigan, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Law and Postdoctoral Scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows.

Jonathan is currently completing a book on secrecy and transparency. Based on his prize-winning dissertation, this work casts a critical eye on contemporary ideals of openness, and argues that secrecy has been systematically undervalued in law and politics.The book also grapples with the problem of unwarranted secrecy, and develops a novel account of how concealment and disclosure, though apparent opposites, are necessary complements in a democratic polity.

A graduate of Oberlin College (BA 2007) and Harvard Law School (JD cum laude 2013), Jonathan completed doctoral studies in political theory in Harvard’s Government Department (PhD 2017). His work has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review and the Harvard Journal on Legislation. For more information, please visit www.jbruno.net.


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