Benjamin R. Hertzberg
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Hertzberg’s research focuses on religion and democratic politics. He is interested in the moral and political questions religious advocacy in democracies raise, the ways in which religion is treated in the Courts, and the ways in which religious texts and traditions influence democratic advocacy and democracy impacts religions.
Demonstrates how understanding democracy as a deliberative system shows how religious arguments persuade and how religious people can be persuaded.
Compares the two models and argues for their continued relevance to broader discussions of minority politics.