Political Theory

Liberty, Immigration, and Community


Focused on a variety of sub-themes such as trust, economic inequalities, and free immigration, this colloquium probed the debates about how free societies do and should cope with the challenges of diversity and the need for social cohesion.


Conference Readings

Conway, David. “Nationalism and Liberalism: Friends or Foes?” Journal of Libertarian Studies 16, no. 1 (2002): 1-23.

Hayek, Friedrich A. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. “Natural Order, the State, and the Immigration Problem.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 16, no. 1 (2002): 75-97.

Ingram, Attracta. “Constitutional Patriotism.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 22, no. 6 (1996): 1-18.

Kukathas, Chandran. “Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Political Community.” Social Philosophy and Policy 13, no. 1 (1996): 80-104.

Kukathas, Chandran, “The Case for Open Immigration.” in Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics, edited by Andrew Cohen and Christopher Heath Wellman, 207-220. Malden: Blackwell, 2004.

Nussbaum, Martha. “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism.” Boston Review 19, no. 5 (1994): 3-6.

Putnam, Robert D. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Putnam, Robert D. “E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-First Century.” Scandinavian Political Studies 30, no. 2 (2007): 137-174.

Scanlon, Thomas. Why Does Inequality Matter? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Schmidtz, David. The Elements of Justice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Tamir, Yael. Liberal Nationalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Taylor, Charles. Philosophy and the Human Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Uslaner, Eric M. Generating Social Capital: Civil Society and Institutions in Comparative Perspective. Edited by Marc Hooghe and Dietlind Stolle. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Vito, Breda. “The Incoherence of the Patriotic State: A Critique of ‘Constitutional Patriotism.” Res Publica 10, no. 3 (2004): 247-265.