What’s new, November-December 2016

“There Is No Such Thing As Ideal Theory”,33(1-2) Social Philosophy & Policy 312-333 (Oct 2016), has been published in a special issue of Social Philosophy and Policy on realism and idealism in political theory.

I will be speaking on “Justice in Babylon” at the January 5-7 2017 annual meeting of the UK and Ireland Association for Political Thought at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, in a lecture sponsored by the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

In December 2017 I will be the Dan and Gwen Taylor Fellow visiting in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Otago (New Zealand).

The Niskanen Center, where I am an Adjunct Fellow and a member of the Advisory Board, has launched a new project on Revitalizing Liberalism to which I will be contributing on an ongoing basis. My first essay is “Authoritarianism and Post-Truth Politics;” my second, “The Defense of Liberty Can’t Do Without Identity Politics.”

NBER has made available the final manuscript version of “Pluralism Without Privilege? Corps Intermédiaires, Civil Society, and the Art of Association”. It will be published in Naomi Lamoreaux and John Wallis, eds., Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development, NBER/ University of Chicago Press.

The 2017 Annual Lecture of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds will be given March 13 by Saskia Sassen. The 2016 Lecture was given by Orlando Patterson and can be seen here.

Entries continue to be published online-first as they are ready at The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory. More than twenty have been published so far.

In the winter semester of 2017 I will teach POLI 334/ PHIL 344 (the same course), on medieval and Renaissance political thought, and POLI 434, 19th-20th century political thought. The syllabi (including information on prerequisites) are available at the department website.

I continue to add reviews of Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom as they are published, at the book’s tab under research. The two online symposia about the book are linked to there as well.