Jack Knight is the Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University. His primary areas of interest lie at the intersection of law and politics. His major research focuses on issues in modern social and political theory, law and legal theory, and the political economy of institutions. His publications include Institutions and Social Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 1992),Explaining Social Institutions (with Itai Sened) (The University of Michigan Press, 1995), The Choices Justices Make (with Lee Epstein) (CQ Press,1997) and The Priority of Democracy (with James Johnson) (Princeton University, 2012), as well as articles in numerous law reviews, journals and edited volumes.
Ontology and Politics of Institutions