Reason Papers invites reviews of the books on the list below. Interested reviewers should send an email indicating their interest in writing a review and the book(s) to be reviewed. We prefer that reviewers have a documented track record of scholarly book reviewing in English-language academic journals, but will consider first-time reviewers and others on a discretionary basis. First-time reviewers with Reason Papers should send a current CV in their initial email, and be prepared to send a writing sample upon request.
The Editors welcome book review suggestions not on the list below (including suggestions by authors and publishers). We will make a good faith effort to find a reviewer for the book you suggest, but cannot guarantee that every book suggested to us will in fact be reviewed. We strongly prefer that reviews run within two or three years (four at the most) of the book’s publication date. Given the backlog of review material we currently have, reviews of the books listed below will run in 2014 or thereafter.
Please address all book review correspondence to [email protected], with the phrase “book review” in the subject line. Note that all review assignments are at the Editors’ discretion.
For more detailed information on writing a book review for Reason Papers, consult the Book Review/Review Essay section of our Submissions page.
Charles R. Geisst, Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt (Pennsylvania, 2013).
Lawrence H. White, The Clash of Economic Ideas: The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years (Cambridge, 2012).
Ellen Meiksins Wood, Liberty and Property: A Social History of Western Political Thought from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Verso, 2012).
Richard Falk, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Vesselin Popovski ed., Legal Legitimacy in Global Affairs (Oxford, 2012).
William Shawcross, Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (Public Affairs, 2012).
Stephen J. Schulhofer, More Essential Than Ever: The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford, 2012).
Music Criticism, Musicology
Matthew Guerrieri, The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination (Knopf, 2012).
Near East/Islamic Studies/Jewish Studies
Peter Beinart, The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books, 2012).
Michael Curtis, Should Israel Exist? (Balfour, 2012).
Maha Samman, Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development (Routledge, 2012).
Political Science: American Politics (and related social science)
Thomas B. Edsall, The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics (Doubleday, 2012).
Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 (Crown Forum, 2012). Our strong preference is for a reviewer with a documented track record of published work in the field.
Political Science: Area Studies/International Relations/Security Studies/Strategic Studies
Khalil Ahmad, Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj (The Rise of State-Aristocracy in Pakistan), (Alternative Solutions, 2012). The book is written in Urdu, but we’re looking to run an English-language review.
Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann ed., Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion (Oxford, 2012).
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan (Viking, 2012).
Farhat Taj, Taliban and Anti-Taliban (Cambridge Scholars, 2011).
Political Science: Theory
Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder, Thinking the Twentieth Century (Penguin, 2012).
Allan Meltzer, Why Capitalism? (Oxford, 2012).
Michael Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012).
Ann Ward and Lee Ward, Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert (Notre Dame, 2013).
Robert Wokler, Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies (Princeton, 2012).
Philosophy: General and History of
Fabrizio Amerini, Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Life (Harvard, 2013).
Walter Nicorski ed., Cicero’s Practical Philosophy (Notre Dame, 2012).
Martha Nussbaum, Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011 (Oxford 2012).
C.D.C. Reeve, Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle (Harvard, 2012).
C.D.C. Reeve, Aristotle on Practical Wisdom: Nicomachean Ethics VI (Harvard, 2013).
Christopher Shields, The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (Oxford, 2012).
Philosophy: Epistemology (including Moral Epistemology)
Robert Audi, Moral Perception (Princeton, 2013).
John Greco and John Turri eds., Virtue Epistemology: Contemporary Readings (MIT, 2012).
Ray Scott Percival, The Myth of the Closed Mind: Understanding Why and How People Are Rational (Open Court, 2012).
Philosophy: Meta-Ethics, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology
Julie Carlson and Elisabeth Weber, Speaking about Torture (Oxford, 2012).
Stephen Coleman, Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies (Oxford, 2013).
Ishtiyaque Haji, Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons and Free Will (Oxford, 2012).
Philip Lieberman, The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique (Princeton, 2013).
Rachana Kamteka, Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas (Oxford, 2012).
Jeffrie G. Murphy, Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion (Oxford, 2012).
Fran O’Rourke, What Happened in and to Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century? Philosophical Essays in Honor of Alasdair MacIntyre (Notre Dame, 2013).
Kieran Setiya and Hille Paakkunainen eds., Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings (MIT, 2012).
Philosophy: Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law
Fritz Allhoff, Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture (Chicago, 2012).
Jason Brennan, Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2012).
Michael Huemer, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
F.M. Kamm, The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts (Oxford, 2012).
This page last revised January 26, 2014 (IK)
Call for Papers
Fall 2014 Symposium: The Epistemology, Ethics, and Politics of Emergencies
Submissions may grapple with any of a wide variety of issues related to emergencies (not an exhaustive list): How is “emergency” to be defined? How do we know when we enter/exit an emergency? How should moral and legal norms be formulated so as to take stock of emergencies–if they should? Are moral norms defeasible in the face of emergencies, or specially contextualized so as to preserve their indefeasibility? Who has special authority for decision-making in an emergency? How best to guard against abuses of power or corruptions of norms in emergency situations?
We’re looking for submissions across the broadest spectrum of relevant disciplines–philosophy, political science, legal studies, history, sociology, anthropology, medicine, criminology/police studies, strategic/military studies, etc.
Current and Forthcoming Symposia at Reason Papers
Contributors include Fahmi Abboushi (Felician College), Donna Robinson Divine (Smith College), Irfan Khawaja (Felician College), Issam Nassar (Illinois State University), Paul Rahe (Hillsdale College), and Said Zeedani (al-Quds University, Jerusalem), with a response by Sari Nusseibeh (al-Quds University, Jerusalem).
June 2013: Perspectives on Jason Brennan’s The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011).
Contributors to include Bryan Caplan (George Mason University), Joshua Hall (Beloit College), Randall Holcombe (Florida State University), Daniel Klein (George Mason University), and Ezequiel Spector (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), with a response by Jason Brennan (Georgetown University).
October 2013: Waco: Twenty Years Later
Contributors to include Michael Barkun (Maxwell School, Syracuse University, author of Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America), Jayne Seminare Docherty (Eastern Mennonite University, author of Learning Lessons from Waco: When the Parties Bring their Gods to the Negotiation Table), David Kopel and Paul Blackman (The Independence Institute; authors of No More Wacos: What’s Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It), and Dick Reavis (North Carolina State University; author of The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation).
Page last updated March 13, 2013 (IK)