Reading List for Democracy and Justice Studies

Fall 2012


Your lecturers for this semester:

Š     Andrew Austin (sociologist)

Š     Harvey J. Kaye (historian and sociologist)

Š     Eric Morgan (historian)

Š     Alison Staudinger (political scientist)

Š     Yunsun Huh (economist)


Austin 01 – Democracy and Liberal Thought and Practice

Š        F. A. Hayek, “Liberty, Equality, and Merit.” (D2L)

Š        K. Marx and F. Engels, “The Socialist Ideal.” (D2L)


Kaye 01 – Thomas Paine and the Promise of America

Š        T. Paine, "Common Sense" (in reader purchased at the bookstore).

Š        T. Paine, "Agrarian Justice" (in reader).

Š        H. J. Kaye, "The Lost Founder." (D2L)

Š        H. J. Kaye, “Time Again for Tom Paine?” Bill Moyers interview (video or transcript) (D2L)

Š        On the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine, Harvey J. Kaye and Richard Brookhiser discuss his legacy. (D2L)


Austin 02 – Karl Marx and Radical Democracy

Š        K. Marx, "Excerpts from the Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy"  (D2L)

Š        E. Mandel, “An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory” (part 1). (D2L)

Š        E. Mandel, “An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory” (part 2). (D2L)


Morgan – Woodrow Wilson and Liberal Internationalism

Š        T. Throntveit, "The Fable of the Fourteen Points: Woodrow Wilson and National Self-Determination." (D2L)

Š        W. Wilson, "Peace Without Victory." (D2L)

Š        W. Wilson, "Fourteen Points for Peace." (D2L)


Staudinger – Emma Goldman: Freedom and Politics Beyond the State

Š        E. Goldman, “Anarchism” (D2L)

Š        E. Goldman, “What I Believe” (D2L)

Š        E. Goldman, “Marriage and Love” (D2L)

Š        W. Whitman, “Song of Myself” (D2L)

Š        E. Goldman, “Authority and Liberty” (D2L)

Š        E. Goldman, “Tragedy of Women’s Emancipation” (D2L)


Kaye 02 – FDR and the Four Freedoms

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, Acceptance Speech, Chicago, July 2, 1932 (in reader purchased at the bookstore).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, September 23, 1932 (in reader).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address Washington, D.C., March 4 1933 (in reader).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, Acceptance Speech Philadelphia, June 27, 1936 (in reader).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, State of the Union Message to Congress (‘The Four Freedoms’) Washington, D.C., January 6, 1941 (in reader).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, Third Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1941 (in reader).

Š        F.D. Roosevelt, State of the Union Message to Congress, 1944. (D2L)


Huh SocialFreedom, Development and Justice Capability Approaches

Š        A. Sen, “Pip was right: nothing is so finely felt as injustice. And there the search begins.” (D2L)

Š        A. Sen, “The Perspective of Freedom” (D2L)

Š        M. Nussbaum, “Capabilities as Fundamental Entitlements: Sen and Social Justice.” (D2L)


Austin 03 – WEB Du Bois, Civil Rights, and Racial Progress

Š        W.E.B. DuBois, “Relations in the United States” (D2L)

Š        W.E.B. DuBois, “Reconstruction, Seventy-Five Years After “(D2L)

Š        W.E.B. DuBois, “Does the Negro need Separate Schools?” (D2L)

Š        W.E.B. DuBois, “The Realities in Africa - European Profit or Negro Development?” (D2L)