K. Sabeel Rahman

K. Sabeel Rahman was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. He is the author of Democracy Against Domination, a book about how democratic participation and civic power is vital to addressing long-term economic inequalities—from finance and corporate power, to urban inequality and community development, to economic insecurity and the gig economy. An assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, Rahman was a special advisor on economic development strategy in New York City from 2014-15, and currently serves on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. Rahman is the research and design director and part of the founding leadership team for the Gettysburg Project, a first-of-its-kind design and innovation lab that draws together leading community organizers and academics to foster new strategies aimed at rebuilding American democracy in the face of long-term challenges of economic, ecological, and social justice. Rahman is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied economic development and law as a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard University, where he earned his A.B., J.D., and Ph.D. in political theory. His writings have appeared in venues like The Boston Review, The Nation, and Salon. His first book, Democracy against Domination (Oxford University Press, 2016), examines how Progressive Era political thought can inform contemporary democratic theory and debates in post-financial crisis administrative law and economic regulation.

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OPEN MARKETS
Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power

A policy agenda designed to rewrite the rules that shape the corporate and financial sectors.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Key to Making Economic Development More Equitable Is Making It More Democratic

K. Sabeel Rahman wrote for the Nation about how cities are experimenting to make local residents active participants in development.


The Economics of Power

Increasing economic inequality is not just about changes in the workforce. K. Sabeel Rahman explains why it is also about a shift in the ba


POLITICAL REFORM and NEW AMERICA NYC
American Amnesia

According to a new book by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, what's good for business and what's good for Americans has become misaligned.


POLITICAL REFORM and NEW AMERICA NYC
American Amnesia

According to a new book by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, what's good for business and what's good for Americans has become misaligned.