Readings

Course materials for current students.


Week 4 – May 12

  • Read p.8. In Lim. Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2010.
  • Read Ch.1 (pp.1-15) and the introduction to Ch.8 (pp.129-135). In Gaddis. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past. New York: Oxford UP, 2002.
  • Read Chs.9, 10, and 19 (sections 211-221) in Locke. Second Treatise of Government. Urbana, IL: Project Gutenberg, 2005.

Week 3 – May 5

  • Readings from Hobbes. Leviathan. Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg, 2002.
    • Read Ch.13, ‘Of the natural condition of mankind’
    • Read Ch.14, ‘Of the first and second natural laws’
    • Read Ch.17, starting from the section The Generation of a Common-wealth
    • Read sections 1-6 in Ch.18: ‘Of the rights of sovereigns by institution’
    • Read the first two sections in Ch.19: ‘Tyranny And Oligarchy, But Different Names…’ and ‘Subordinate Representatives Dangerous’
  • Read Introduction to Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library, n.d..

Week 2 – April 28, 2021

  • Read the first sections in Chapter 14: 14.1 Power and Authority and 14.2 Types of Political Systems. In Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. Minneapolis: UMinn Libraries, 2016.
  • Read Ch.1, “The State and Sovereignty’ (PDF here). In Harrison and Boyd. Understanding Political Ideas and Movements. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2018.
  • Read the article. Boissoneault. “When a Country Is Not a Country.” The Morning News, February 4, 2015.
  • ++Handout. From Ellickson. Order Without Law. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1991.

Week 1 – April 21, 2021

  • What Is Sovereignty (video). In World101, How the World Works, and Sometimes Doesn’t. From the Council on Foreign Relations.