Nightcap

  1. Federal-republican security versus democratic peace (pdf) Daniel Deudney, EJIR
  2. Republics in the New World (don’t forget about the Cherokee) John Majewski, TIR
  3. Fresh air and fascism in the Bavarian Alps Lucy Lethbridge, Spectator
  4. After Christendom Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Commonweal

Nightcap

  1. Think big, but don’t buy Greenland Scott Sumner, EconLog
  2. Institutions, intentions, and Hayekian international relations” (pdf) Nicolas Onuf, RIS
  3. F.A. Hayek and the Reinvention of Liberal Internationalism” (pdf) Jorg Spieker, IHR
  4. Hayek, Colonialism, Kantian Perpetual Peace, and… Eric Schliesser, D&I

Nightcap

  1. The Philadelphian System: Sovereignty, Arms Control, and Balance of Power in the American States-Union, Circa 1787-1861” (pdf) Daniel Deudney, International Organization

Nightcap

  1. Hamas’ Gaza-last strategy Michael Koplow, Ottomans & Zionists
  2. Race/Ethnicity, Religious Involvement, and Domestic Violence” (pdf) Christopher Ellison, et al, VAW
  3. Love in the ruins of the sexual revolution Josh Herring, Law & Liberty
  4. The logistical state Chris Shaw, Libertarian Ideal

May the Fourth…

On May 4, 1919, a student protest against the ceding of Chinese territory to Japan by the Versailles Treaty initiated a reassessment of China’s attitude to its own past in the face of Western modernity and domination. The May Fourth Movement, as this ongoing reassessment came to be called, rejected the early liberal emphasis on piecemeal reform and constitutionally limited, elite-led government, but its own brand of liberalism remained indebted to the categories and concerns of late Imperial and early Republican liberal debates.

This is from the amazing Leigh Jenco, and it’s titled “Chinese Liberalism.” Read the whole thing (pdf).

Nightcap

  1. Foucault, Max Weber, and Hayek Eric Schliesser, Digressions & Impressions
  2. It’s been a bad week in America Andrew J Cohen, Prosocial Libertarians
  3. Summer 2008 redux? David Glasner, Uneasy Money
  4. Meanwhile, in Iraq…

Nightcap

  1. The Moral Order of Classical Liberalism” (pdf) Antonio Masala, R-IWC
  2. Artificial States” (pdf) Alesina, Easterly, and Matuszeski, JEEA
  3. Artificial States?” (pdf) Juliet Jane, Political Geography
  4. The Market Provision of National Defense” (pdf) Coyne, et al, JPE

Nightcap

  1. Expansion and Incorporation into the US Republic (pdf) Max Edling, JICH
  2. The Savage Constitution (pdf) Gregory Ablavsky, DLJ
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  4. The Emergence of Sovereignty (pdf) Julia Costa Lopez, ISR

Nightcap

  1. The International Dimension of the US Constitution (pdf) Tom Cutterham, JAS
  2. How China avoided Soviet-style collapse Adam Tooze, Noema
  3. Really good essay on sovereignty (pdf) David Strang, SSSC
  4. Foreign Relations between Indigenous Polities 1800-1920 (pdf) Brian DeLay, CHAW

Nightcap

  1. Rod Dreher is an unfamiliar figure in Britain Sebastian Milbank, the Critic
  2. Cosmopolitanism and International Economic Institutions” (pdf) Turkuler Isiksel, Journal of Politics
  3. In search of Islamic liberty Emina Melonic, Modern Age
  4. From Group Selection to Ecological Niches” (pdf) Jack Birner, Rethinking Popper

From the Comments: French social scientists

This is about: “Rethinking the State: Genesis and Structure of Bureaucracy.” [link] Pierre Bourdieu has not known what he was talking about as long as I have been an adult. He is equal to himself; he still does not. His talent – that he shares with many French intellectuals – is to persuade others to pretend that they do understand. Don’t take my word for it. Read the opening sentence of the current piece and ask yourself honestly what it means. And no, don’t blame the translation. I have not read this piece in the original French but I have read many opening statements in French by Bourdieu and, they are worse. (I am competent to read French including “sociologie.” ) In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the translators had actually improved the first sentence in this particular piece. Another thing about contemporary French social scientists (but not historians) is that it’s seldom quite clear what the relationship is – if any – between their narrative and facts on the ground. Don’t get me started!

This is from Jacques on one of my “nightcaps.”

Nightcap

  1. The Rise of the Bureaucratic State” (pdf) James Q Wilson, Public Interest
  2. Rethinking the State: Genesis and Structure of Bureaucracy” (pdf) Pierre Bourdieu, ST
  3. State Capacity, Bureaucratic Politicization, and Corruption” (pdf) Katherine Bersch, et al, Governance
  4. Why are skyscrapers so short? Brian Potter, Works in Progress

Nightcap

  1. The ‘Four Gods’ in Maximum Security Prison” (pdf) Sung Joon Jang, et al, RRR
  2. Leisure, satisfaction, happiness, and religion” (pdf) Huimei Liu, et al, Leisure Studies
  3. Cairo’s “City of the Dead” is being razed Vivian Yee, New York Times
  4. Government and religion in the United States (pdf) James Q Wilson, BR

Nightcap

  1. London Calling: H.L.A. Hart on place names Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
  2. Use and abuse of the Temple Mount Michael Koplow, Ottomans & Zionists
  3. People can collaborate in free markets too Johnathan Pearce, Samizdata
  4. Brainwashing is sorcery Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias

Nightcap

  1. A Political Theory of Empire and Imperialism” (pdf) Jennifer Pitts, ARPS
  2. Tyler Cowen interviews Thomas Piketty
  3. The Foundations of American Internationalism” (pdf) David Hendrickson, Orbis