Jean L. Cohen is the Nell and Herbert Singer Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University. Internationally known for her work on civil society, critical theory, globalization, and sovereignty, she now focuses on religion, law, and democracy. She is the coauthor of Civil Society and Political Theory and the author of Class and Civil Society: The Limits of Marxian Critical Theory; Regulating Intimacy: A New Legal Paradigm; and Globalization and Sovereignty: Rethinking Legitimacy and Legality.
Cécile Laborde is professor of political theory at University College London and a fellow of the British Academy. She has published widely on theories of law and the state, global justice, and republicanism and toleration. She is the coauthor of Republicanism and Political Theory and the author of Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France and Critica Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy.