Recent Advances in Political Science
Letter from Washington
These are my suggestions for
your course on “The State of Contemporary Political Science”, trying to
include, at your request, “a few real breakthroughs
in political science in the last two decades and particularly in recent years”.
It is, of course, my subjective selection, very biased on my own interests. I
include links to books and articles that you can click and print.
As a personal
complement, I am also including some of my works that have been inspired by the
works I select.
(state, nation, empire)
Alberto Alesina & Enrico Spolaore
The Size of Nations,
Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson
Discussion by J. Diamond: CLICK
World Government is Here
Great empires, Small Nations
, 2007: CLICK
The Principles of Representative Government, 1997
Barry R. Weingast
The Political Foundations of Democracy and
the Rule of Law
, 1997: CLICK
Development as Freedom, 1999
The Logic of Democracy, 2006
Charles Tilly & Sidney Tarrow
Contentious Politics, 2006
James Fearon & David Laitin
Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Does Democracy Preempt Civil Wars?, 2005: CLICK
Stathis Kalyvas & Laia Balcells
International System and Technologies of
, 2010: CLICK
Making Votes Count, 1997
Pivotal Politics, 1998
G. Bingham Powell
Elections as Instruments of Democracy, 2000
Gary Miller & Norman Schofield
Activists and Partisan Realignment in the
, 2003: CLICK
Carlos Pereira & Marcus
The Surprising Success of Multiparty
, 2012: CLICK
The More Parties, the Greater Policy
, 2011: CLICK
The Evolution of Cooperation, rev. ed. 2006
Governing the Commons, 1990
Daniel Kahneman & Amos Tversky
Choices, Values and Frames, 2000
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
· The Predictioneer’s Game
, 2010: CLICK
Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems,
What Other Sciences Look Like
, 2008: CLICK
Institutional Equilibrium: The Federal-Proportional
, 2013: CLICK
Annual Review of Political Science
Editors: Margaret Levi & Nancy Rosenblum: CLICK
Oxford Handbook of Political Science
Gral. Editor: Robert Goodin: CLICK
The Science of Politics: CLICK
Thank you again for your advice and the texts sent. We have started the course already.
When we are through with it I'll write on the results.
Robert Goodin said...
Thanks for the plugs!
Australian National University
Rein Taagepera said...
U. California, Irvine
Laia Balcells said...
Jorge Dezcallar said...
Muchas gracias por una magnífica selección
Carlos Pereira said...
This is just to say that my book, Making Brazil Work: Checking the President in a Multiparty System, co-authored with Marcus Melo, just came out (http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=645844).
Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro