Daniel completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is a democratic theorist who draws heavily on empirical research to help develop normative analyses of important ongoing transformations in political life. His doctoral work analyzed the consequences for democratic legitimacy of the breakdown of post-war patterns of party competition, the rise of participatory and decentred forms of network governance, and – in short – the increasing dynamism and fragmentation of systems of political representation. At Stanford, Daniel is thinking about how to push back against dangerous forms of populism and how to democratize processes of transnational representation. He has a teaching interest in comparative political theory.