Research Expertise and Interest
political theory, history of political thought, jurisprudence
Daniel Lee is Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in political theory, the history of political thought, and jurisprudence. His research concerns the reception of Roman and canon law in later medieval and early modern political thought and their influence on modern doctrines of statehood, sovereignty, and rights, especially in the legal and political thought of Jean Bodin and Hugo Grotius. More generally, he has been interested in the relationship between legal science and social science in the history of ideas, as well as the foundations of deontic logic in early modern jurisprudence and social science. His wider interests in political theory also include the foundations of democratic theory, the theory of rights, constitutional theory, republicanism, and the philosophy of the social sciences.