Articles by Rafael Khachaturian

March 21, 2022

🦋 Mountains of data need a (democratic) horizon

Rafael Khachaturian
According to Rafael Khachaturian, Jean-Paul Gagnon’s 'lexical approach' misses the interpretive dimension of democracy. Instead, we need a self-reflexive theory of concept creation that treats democracy as an unfulfilled political project
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Rafael Khachaturian
Lecturer, Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania

Rafael is a political theorist working at the intersection of contemporary democratic theory, critical theory, and the history of the social sciences.

His research focuses on the changing character of capitalist-democratic regimes since the Cold War, and their effect on democratic subject formation, conceptions of the state, and left social movements.

Rafael earned a PhD in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington (2017).

His dissertation, Discipline, Knowledge, and Critique: Marxist Theory and the Revival of the State in American Political Science, 1968–1989, won the 2018 Stephen E. Bronner Dissertation Award from the Caucus for a Critical Political Science.

He tweets @rafkhach

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