Readings

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LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Organizational Meeting
2 Liberty, Equality, Democracy Required Readings

Amazon logo Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Revised edition. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1999, pp. 1-5, 11-14, 17, 24, 26, 29, and 82. ISBN: 9780674000780.

Suggested Readings

Rawls, John. Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2001.

Nozick, Robert. Anarchy, State and Utopia. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.

Freeman, Samuel, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Rawls. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Daniels, Norman, ed. Reading Rawls. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Walzer, Michael. Spheres of Justice. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Sandel, Michael. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Okin, Susan Moller. Justice, Gender and the Family. New York: Basic Books, 1989.
3 Liberty and Law Required Readings

Amazon logo Hayek, Friedrich A. von. The Constitution of Liberty. Chicago: Regnery, 1978, chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, and 10. ISBN: 9780226320847.

Suggested Readings

Hayek, Friedrich A. von. The Road to Serfdom. London: Routledge, 2001.

Gray, John. Hayek on Liberty. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Berlin, Isaiah. Two Concepts of Liberty, An Inaugural Lecture Delivered Before the University of Oxford on 31 October 1958. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958.

Habermas, Jürgen. Between Facts and Norms. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996.

Amazon logo Raz, Joseph. The Authority of Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979, especially part 3. ISBN: 9780198253457.

Pettit, Philip. Republicanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Amazon logo MacKinnon, Catherine. Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989, chapters 8, 12, and 13. ISBN: 9780674896451.

Epstein, Richard. Simple Rules for a Complex World. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.
4 Democracy and Social Choice Required Readings

Amazon logo Arrow, Kenneth Joseph. Social Choice and Individual Values. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970, chapters 1-3, 5, 7, and 8 (section 3). ISBN: 9780300013641.

Suggested Readings

Sen, Amartya. Collective Choice and Social Welfare. New York: Elsevier Science, 1984.

Sen, Amartya. "Rationality and Social Choice." American Economic Review 85, no. 1 (1995): 1-24.

Cohen, Joshua. "Social Choice and Democracy." Unpublished.

Riker, William. Liberalism Against Populism. San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman, 1982.

Rawls, John. "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited." In The Law of Peoples. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
5 Power and International Politics Required Readings

Amazon logo Waltz, Kenneth. Theory of International Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979, chapter 5 (section 3, pp. 88-101), 6-9. ISBN: 9780075548522.

Suggested Readings

Morgenthau, Hans. Politics Among Nations. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.

Waltz, Kenneth. Man, the State, and War. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959.

Mearsheimer, John. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. New York: Norton, 2001.

Kratochwil, Friedrich. Rules, Norms, and Decisions. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Keohane, Robert O., ed. Neorealism and Its Critics. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. (especially the essay by Richard K. Ashley, "The Richness of the Tradition of Political Realism.")

Fearon, James D. "Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Theories of International Relations." Annual Review of Political Science 1 (1998): 289-313.
6 Collective Action Required Readings

Amazon logo Olson, Mancur. The Logic of Collective Action. New York: Schocken Books, 1971. Introduction, chapters 1 (all but section E), 3 (sections A, and B), 5 (sections C, and D), and 6 (sections A, B, D, and H). ISBN: 9780674537514.

Suggested Readings

Schattschneider, E. E. The Semi-Sovereign People. Fort Worth, TX.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.

Hardin, Russell. Collective Action. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.

Offe, Claus, and Helmut Wiesenthal. "Two Logics of Collective Action." Political Power and Social Theory 1 (1980): 67-115.

McAdam, Doug, Sidney Tarrow, and Charles Tilly. The Dynamics of Contention. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
7 Individuals as Premises or Products? Required Readings

Amazon logo Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage Books, 1979, pp. 130-31, part 3 ("Discipline"), pp. 231-33. ISBN: 9780394727677.

Suggested Readings

Foucault, Michel. "Two Lectures." In Power/Knowledge. Edited and translated by Colin Gordon. Brighton, Sussex: Harvester Press, 1980.

Kennedy, Duncan. "The Stakes of Law, or Hale and Foucault!" In Sexy Dressing Etc. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Fearon, James, and Alexander Wendt. "Rationalism v. Constructivism: A Skeptical View." In Handbook of International Relations. Edited by Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, and Beth A. Simmons. London and Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. pp. 52-72

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Amazon logo Habermas, Jürgen. The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1987, chapters 9, and 10. ISBN: 9780262081634.
8 Organizations in International Politics Required Readings

Amazon logo Allison, Graham, and Philip Zelikow. The Essence of Decision. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 1999. Introduction, chapters 3, and 4. ISBN: 9780321013491.

Suggested Readings

March, James, and Johan Olsen. Rediscovering Institutions: The Organizational Basis of Politics. New York: Free Press, 1989.

Van Evera, Stephen. Causes of War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Posen, Barry. Sources of Military Doctrine. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Jervis, Robert. Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976.

Perrow, Charles. Normal Accidents. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Powell, Walter, and Paul Dimaggio, eds. The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
9 Global Society Required Readings

Amazon logo Bull, Hedley. The Anarchical Society. 3rd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002, chapters 1-3, 5 (pp. 97-112), 8 (pp. 178-83), and 10 (pp. 240-47). ISBN: 9780231127639.

Suggested Readings

Wendt, Alexander. Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Krasner, Stephen D. Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Ruggie, John. "What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-Utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge." International Organization 52, no. 4 (Autumn 1998): 855-885.

Alker, Hayward R. "The Presumption of Anarchy in World Politics." In Rediscoveries and Reformulations. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Rawls, John. The Law of Peoples. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
10 Social Norms and Collective Action Required Readings

Amazon logo Elster, Jon. The Cement of Society. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989, Introduction, chapters 3, and 5. ISBN: 9780521376075.

Suggested Readings

Amazon logo Coleman, James. Foundations of Social Theory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990, chapters 10, and 11. ISBN: 9780674312258.

Petersen, Roger. Resistance and Rebellion. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
11 The Importance of Institutions Required Readings

Amazon logo Keohane, Robert. After Hegemony. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984, chapters 3-6, and 9. ISBN: 9780691022284.

Suggested Readings

Axelrod, Robert. The Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.

Coase, R. H. The Firm, the Market, and the Law. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

North, Douglass. Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Mearsheimer, John. "The False Promise of International Institutions." International Security 19, no. 3 (Winter 1994-95): 5-49; and subsequent debate with Mearsheimer in International Security 20, no. 1 (Summer 1995).
12 Democracy and Peace? Required Readings

Doyle, Michael. "Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs." Philosophy and Public Affairs 12, no. 3, and 4 (Summer and Fall 1983): 205-235, and 323-53.

Suggested Readings

Rawls, John. "The Law of Peoples." In The Law of Peoples. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Brown, Michael, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller. Debating the Democratic Peace. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996.

Russett, Bruce. Grasping the Democratic Peace. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Russett, Bruce, John Oneal, and Michael Berbaum. "Causes of Peace: Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1886-1992." International Studies Quarterly 47, no. 3 (September 2003): 371-93.

Mansfield, Edward, and Jack Snyder. Electing to Fight. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004.