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Jason Neidleman


Jason Neidleman is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the University of La Verne, where he teaches political theory and other subjects in politics, philosophy, history and law. He is author of The General Will is Citizenship: Inquiries into French Political Thought (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) and Rousseau’s Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls (Routledge, 2017).

Neidleman’s current research is on politics and storytelling. This research proposes a narrative model of politics according which both political theory and political ideology are analyzed as forms of storytelling. An example of this work, “Left to Their Own Devices: Smith and Rousseau on Public Opinion and the Role of the State,” can be found in Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis C. Rasmussen, and Craig Smith ed.,  Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). For more information about Jason Neidleman, visit