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Professor Gowder Awarded Grant

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded a grant to Paul Gowder, Professor and O.K. Patton Fellow in Law. The grant to Professor Gowder is part of a larger funding to help universities, think tanks, and advocacy groups fill gaps in research on issues at the forefront of national tech policy debates. 

Professor Gowder was awarded the grant to support legal research that applies principles from constitutional law and institutional political science to the challenges of platform governance. The key challenges of contemporary platform governance are state-like problems of scale and diversity, so Professor Gowder will apply centuries of research on institutional tools, such as federalism, consocialism, and the rule of law, to the platform governance context. Professor Gowder, author of The Rule of Law in the Real World, plans to write a book on his research.

Paul Gowder