2020: Some news from the COVID-19 year, in between the baking and the Netflix and the Zoom teaching
Interpreting Modernity: Essays on the Work of Charles Taylor, which I coedited with Daniel Weinstock and Jocelyn Maclure, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
I remotely delivered the 31st annual McDonald Lecture in Constitutional Studies of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta Law School, on “The Separation of Powers and the Challenge to Constitutional Democracy.” Four commentators responded in a follow-up roundtable. I believe the revised lecture will be published in 2021 in the Review of Constitutional Studies.
My last in-person talk was the College of Charleston Department of Political Science convocation address in February, “Free Speech on Campus: The University as a Complex Association.”
Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom, already under contract for translation into Spanish, has also been accepted for translation into French and publication as a volume in Vrin’s L’esprit des lois series. I talked about RPF with host Alex Aragona on The Institute for Liberal Studies’ “The Curious Task” podcast.
Entries continue to be published online-first as they are ready at The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory. Forty-five have been published so far.
I took part in an online roundtable at Brown University’s Political Theory Project on “Liberalism and its history” with Helena Rosenblatt (CUNY), Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College), and Annelien De Dijn (Utrecht University), moderated by Arthur Ghins (Brown University).
My term as Field Editor for political theory for The Journal of Politics continued through the end of 2020. The following articles were published or accepted.
Cosmopolitanism and International Economic Institutions
Turkuler Isiksel https://doi.org/10.1086/705743
82(2), April 2020
Disruption: What Is It Good For?
Clarissa Rile Hayward https://doi.org/10.1086/706766
Suzanne Dovi https://doi.org/10.1086/706979
Alexander Livingston https://doi.org/10.1086/706982
Ben Saunders https://doi.org/10.1086/706596
82(3), July 2020
Creolizing Natural Liberty: Transnational Obligation in the Thought of Ottobah Cugoano
Adam Dahl https://doi.org/10.1086/707400
Susan Liebell https://doi.org/10.1086/707461
John Thrasher https://doi.org/10.1086/707826
82(4), October 2020
Nonintrinsic Egalitarianism, from Hobbes to Rousseau
Christopher Brooke https://doi.org/10.1086/708502
Ahead of print:
Beyond Gatekeeping: Propaganda, Democracy, and the Organization of Digital Publics
Jennifer Forestal https://doi.org/10.1086/709300
Robinson Woodward-Burns https://doi.org/10.1086/708954
Jennie C. Ikuta and Trevor Latimer https://doi.org/10.1086/709861
Kai Spiekermann, Adam Slavny, David V. Axelsen, and Holly Lawford-Smith https://doi.org/10.1086/709862
Billy Christmas https://doi.org/10.1086/711556
Onur Ulas Ince https://doi.org/10.1086/711321
Jeffrey Carroll https://doi.org/10.1086/711178
Paul Sagar https://doi.org/10.1086/711298
Enzo Rossi and Carlo Argenton https://doi.org/10.1086/710781
Michael Collins Hawley https://doi.org/10.1086/710972
Humeira Iqtidar https://doi.org/10.1086/710973
Briana McGinnis https://doi.org/10.1086/709863
Jeffrey Lenowitz https://doi.org/10.1086/709864
Justin Wade Pottle
Rob Goodman and Samuel Bagg
Jeff Spinner-Halev and Timothy Ryan
Ryan Davis and Rachel Finlayson
Matteo Bonotti and Nenad Stojanović
Chain-Connnection, Close-knitness, and the Difference Principle
Is Ideal Theory Useless for Non-Ideal Theory?
Eva Erman and Niklas Möller
I had some lighthearted exchanges with students in a video exchange with McGill’s Political Science Students Association and in a Reddit “Ask me anything” hosted by the Institute for Liberal Studies. In the short part of 2020 when these things happened in person I also answered the Smith questionnaire with Sarah Skwire.
New pieces I wrote:
“Nevermore Trump,” Niskanen, November 24, 2020
“Honoring the dishonorable, part 2: The dishonorable living.” Niskanen, September 9, 2020
“Honoring the dishonorable, part 1: The dishonorable dead.” Niskanen, July 28, 2020
“Six ways adults can help children make sense of a divisive election,” The Washington Post
“Can impeachment function in a two-party system?” Wisconsin Public Radio