Selected Articles

"Collusion in Restraint of Democracy: Against Political Deliberation." in James S. Fishkin and Jane Mansbridge, eds, Dædalus (American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2017)

“Against Impartiality.” Journal of Politics, Vol. 78, No. 2 (University of Chicago Press, 2016), pp. 467-480.

“Democracy Man: The Life and Work of Robert A. Dahl,” in Foreign Affairs (Council on Foreign Relations, 2014)

“Transforming Power Relationships: Leadership, Risk, and Hope,” with James Read in American Political Science Review Vol. 108, No. 1 (Cambrdige University Press,
 2014). Spanish translation in Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 2014. Norwegian translation in Øyvind Østerud, ed Politikk I Grenslean (Oslo:Universitetsforlaget, 2014), pp. 165-88.

"Methods Are Like People: If You Focus Only on What They Cannot Do, You Will Always Be Disappointed,” in Dawn Langan Teele, ed, Field Experiments and their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences (Yale University Press, 2014), pp. 228-41.

Judgment and Democratic Leadership,” in John Kane and Haig Patapan, eds, Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Democracy Between Elections,” in Adam Przeworski, ed, Democracy in the Russian Mirror (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“Still Speaking in a Judicial Voice: Ruther Bader Ginsburg Two Decades Later,Yale Law Journal, 122 Yale L.J. Online 257 (2013)

"On Non-Domination," University of Toronto Law Journal Vol. 62, No. 3 (Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2012) pp 293-336. Spanish translation: DOXA, Cuadernos de Filosofía del Derecho, 35 (2012); Russian translation: Logos, Vol 4 [88] 2012; Korean translation: The Journal of Political Criticism, Vol 12 (May 2013)

Review of The Idea of Justice, by Amartya Sen. In Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLIX (American Economic Association, 2011)

“The Social Sciences and the Financial Crisis: Reflections on Recent Trends,” (in English and Korean), Journal of Political Criticism, Vol. 8, No. 5 (The Korean Association of Political Criticism, 2011), pp. 5-36.

"Better Ways to End Prison Overcrowding Than Just Releasing Inmates" with Stephen Wizner, The Christian Science Monitor (2011)

Containment and Democratic Cosmopolitanism, Moscow State University Bulletin. International Relations and World Politics. No.1 (Polis, 2011), pp. 3-31.

Reductionism in the Human Sciences: A Philosopher’s Game,” (with Robert G. Schulman),” in C. Mantzavinos, ed., Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 124-30.

"Reflections on Skinner and Pettit," Hobbes Studies, Volume 22, No. 2 (Brill, 2009), pp. 185-191(7).

A Global Response to Terrorism,” International Spectator, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Instituto Affari Internazionali, 2008), pp. 27-34. Reprinted in Advance, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2008), pp. 37-42.

Contención y Cosmopolitismo Democrático,” Foro Internacional 193, Vol. XLVIII-3, (El Colegio de Mexico, 2008)

"Tyranny and Democracy: Reflections on Some Recent Literature," Government and Opposition, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

“A Better Strategy Against Terror,” Yale Alumni Magazine (Yale Alumni Publications, 2007), pp. 30-33.

Contributed to symposium on “Understanding suicide terror,” Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2007), pp. 133-36.

Public Opinion and the Push to Repeal the Estate Tax,” with Mayling Birney and Michael Graetz, National Tax Journal, Vol. LIX, No. 3 (National Tax Association, 2006), pp. 439-62.

"Notes on the Political Psychology of Redistribution," Social Research: An International Quarterly Vol. 73, No. 2 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), pp. 607-618.

"On the Second Edition of Luke's Third Face," Political Studies Review Vol. 4 (Political Studies Assocation, 2006), pp. 146-155.

“The Flight From Reality: A response to Mackie, Hochschild, and Laitin,” Qualitative Methods (Syracuse University, 2005), pp. 15-18.

“The State of Democratic Theory: A Reply to James Fishkin,” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 8, No. 1  (2005), pp. 79-83.

“Problems and Prospects for Democratic Settlements: South Africa as a Model for the Middle East and Northern Ireland?” with Courtney Jung and Ellen Lust-Okar, Politics and Society, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2005), pp. 277-326.

Concluding Remarks,” in Axel Van den Berg and Hudson Meadwell, eds., The Social Sciences and Rationality: Promises, Limits, and Problems (University of Michigan Press, 2005).

"John Locke's Democratic Theory," in Ian Shapiro, ed., John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration and Two Treatises of Government (Yale University Press, 2003).

"The Political Science Discipline: A Comment on David Laitin's Proposal," Political Knowledge and the Public Interest, ed. by Edward Mansfield and Richard Sisson (Ohio State University Press, 2003).

"Problems, Methods, and Theories in the Study of Politics, or: What's Wrong with Political Science and What to Do About It," Political Theory, Vol. 30, No.4 (Sage Publications, 2002) pp. 588-611. To be reprinted in Donald Moon and Stephen White, eds., What is Political Theory? ( Berkeley, CA:Sage Publications, 2003) and in Ian Shapiro, Rogers Smith, and Tarek Masoud, eds., Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (from Cambridge University Press, 2004). Russian translation in Oleg Gabrielyan, ed., Political Science in the Ukraine: State and Perspectives ( Crimea: Taurida Publishing House, 2003) pp. 253-78.

"Revisiting Democratic Justice: A Reply to Critics," for a special issue symposium on my book in The Good Society, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Penn State University Press, 2002), pp. 91-97.

"Optimal Deliberation?" Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol.10, no. 2 (2002), pp. 196-211. To be reprinted in Peter Laslett and James Fishkin, eds., Philosophy, Politics, and Society: Debating Deliberative Democracy, seventh series (Blackwells, 2002).

"The State of Democratic Theory," in Political Science: The State of the Discipline, ed. by Ira Katznelson and Helen Milner (New York : W.W. Norton & Co. and Washington, D.C. : American Political Science Association, 2001) pp 235-65. Czech translation published as my contribution to Ian Shapiro and Jürgen Habermas, Teorie demokracie dnes, Morálni a politická filosophe svazek 10 (Prague: Nakladatelství Filosofické ústavu AV åR, 2002), pp.23-78. Russian translation published as a three part article in the 2001 volume of Polis in issues 3,4, and 5 respectively.

Why the Poor Don’t Soak the Rich: Notes on Democracy and Distribution," Daedalus Vol. 130, No. 4 (MIT Press, 2002), pp. 118-28.

"Democratic Justice and Multicultural Recognition," in David Held and Paul Kelly, eds., Multiculturalism Reconsidered (Polity Press, 2002).

"Concluding Remarks," in Axel Van den Berg and Hudson Meadwell, eds., The Social Sciences and Rationality: Promises, Limits, and Problems (University of Michigan Press, 2002). 

"On the Normalization of South African Politics," Dissent  (1999), pp. 28-33.

"Enough of Deliberation: Politics is About Interests and Power," in Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement, ed. by Stephen Macedo (Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 28-38.

"Can the Rational Choice Approach Cope with Culture?" P.S. Political Science and Politics, Vol. 31, no. 1 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 40-43. Reprinted in Bernard Brown, ed., Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings (Homewood, Ill., Dorsey Press, 1999).

"Group Aspirations and Democratic Politics," Constellations, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Wiley-Blackwell, 1997), pp. 315-25. Reprinted in Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordón Democracy’s Edges, (Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 210-221 and in Harold Koh and Ronald Slye, eds., Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights (Yale University Press, 1999), pp. 143-56.

"Elements of Democratic Justice," Political Theory, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Sage Publications, 1996), pp. 579-619. Spanish translation in Doxa, No. 20 ( Madrid , 1997) pp. 331-76. A somewhat modified version was published as "Components of the democratic ideal," in Albert Breton, Gianluigi Galeotti, Pierre Salmon and Ronald Wintrobe eds., Understanding Democracy: Economic and Political Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

"South African Democracy Revisited: A Reply to Koelble and Reynolds," with Courtney Jung, Politics and Society, Vol. 24, No 3 (Sage Publications 1996), pp. 237-47.

"Pathologies Revisited: Reflections on our Critics," with Donald Green. Critical Review Vol. 9, Nos. 1-2 (Routledge, 1995), pp. 235-76. This symposium on Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory was republished as The Rational Choice Controversy: Economic Models of Politics Reconsidered, edited by Jeffrey Friedman (Yale University Press, 1996).

"Rational Choice Explanations of Politics: Why Has So Little Been Learned?" With D. Green. Russian translation in Polis (September 1994), pp. 59-74, French translation in Revue fran?aise de science politique, Vol. 45, No. 1 (February, 1995), pp. 96-130, Italian translation in Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica Vol. 25, No. 1 (April 1995), pp. 51-89, Spanish translations in Foro Internacional, Vol. XXXIV (July-September, 1994), pp. 363-403 [Mexico City] and in Revista Internacional de Filosof'a Pol'tica, No. 5 (June, 1995) pp. 89-124 [Madrid]. Japanese translation in Leviathan Vol. 19 (Fall 1996), pp. 33-62. Extracted from Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory.

"South Africa's Negotiated Transition: Democracy, Opposition, and the New Constitutional Order," with Courtney Jung. Politics and Society, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Sage Publications, 1995), pp. 269-308.

"Varieties of Liberal Ideology," published in Russian in Polis (1994), pp. 17-21.

"Three Ways to be a Democrat," Political Theory, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Sage Publications, 1994), pp. 124-51. Japanese translation in Hou To Seiji [The Journal of Law and Politics], Vol. 42, No. 3 (September 1991), pp. 541-86. Russian translation in Polis(May 1992) pp. 75-85. Spanish translation published as a two part article in successive issues of Claves: De Razón Práctica (Madrid). Part I, “Democricia y métrica,” in No. 59 (Enero/Febrero 1996), pp. 14-23, part II, “Principios y método,” No. 60 (Marzo, 1996), pp. 32-41.

"Human Nature and Political Philosophy," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed by Edward Craig (London: Routledge, 1999).

"Democracy and Religious Freedom: A Critique of Wisconsin v. Yoder," with Richard Arneson, NOMOS XXXVIII: Political Order, ed. Ian Shapiro and Russell Hardin (NYU Press, 1996) pp. 365-411.

"The False Promise of Realist Social Theory," in Kristen Monroe ed., Empirical Political Theory (University of California Press, 1997), pp. 166-87, with Alexander Wendt.

"Democracy and Civil Society," published in Russian in Polis (September 1992). pp. 17-29, and reprinted in Liberalism and the Preconditions for Democracy, Vol. II, ed. by B. Kapustin (Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow, 1992), pp. 9-19 and in East-West Dialogue of Cultures, Vol. I (Kazakh State University, Alma-Ata 1992), pp. 232-45. Chinese translation in Twenty-First Century, No. 32 (December 1995), pp. 117-22.

"Notes Toward a Conditional Theory of Rights and Obligations in Property," in Stephen Gottlieb, Jurisprudence (Michie, 1993) pp. 378-80.

"Workmanship Revisited: Reply to Professor Murphy," Political Theory, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Sage Publications, 1992), pp. 328-32.

"Democracy in the Transition from Communism to Capitalism," published in Russian in Centaur (1991), pp. 7-14 and reprinted in Lectures in Political Science, Vol. I, (Tallinn, Estonia, 1991) pp. 26-38.

"The Difference that Realism Makes: Social Science and the Politics of Consent," Politics and Society, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Sage Publications, 1992), pp. 197-224, with Alexander Wendt.

"Impressions from the Soviet Union," with Robert Dahl. Dissent (1991), pp. 342-45.

"Resources, Capacities, and Ownership: The Workmanship Ideal and Distributive Justice," Political Theory, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Sage Publications, 1991) pp. 47-72. Expanded version in John Brewer and Susan Staves, eds., Early Modern Conceptions of Property (Routledge, 1995), pp. 21-42.

"J.G.A. Pocock's Republicanism and Political Theory: A Critique and Reinterpretation," Critical Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Routledge, 1990), pp. 433-71. Adapted from chapter six of Political Criticism.

"Three Fallacies Concerning Majorities, Minorities and Democratic Politics," in NOMOS XXXII: Majorities and Minorities ed. by John Chapman and Alan Wertheimer (New York University Press, 1990) pp. 79-125.

"Constructing Politics," Review Essay of Roberto Unger, Politics, 3 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 1987) in Political Theory, Vol. 17, No. 3, (Sage Publications, 1989). pp. 475-82.

"Gross Concepts in Political Argument," Political Theory, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Sage Publications, 1989), pp. 51-76. "A comment on John Harsanyi's "Democracy, Equality and Popular Consent"," in Ian Shapiro and Grant Reeher (eds.) Power, Inequality and Democratic Politics, (Westview Press) pp. 284-90.

"Richard Posner's Praxis," Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Ohio State University Press, 1987), pp. 999-1047.

"Stagflation and the New Right," Telos No. 56 (Telos Press Publishing, 1983) pp. 5-39, with John Kane.

"Realism in the Study of the History of Ideas," History of Political Thought, Vol. III, No. 3 (Imprint Academic, 1982), pp. 535-578.

"Fiscal Crisis of the Polish State: Genesis of the 1980 Strikes," Theory and Society, Vol. 10, No 4 (Springer, 1981), pp. 469-502.