W. James Booth
Office: Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University, Box 1817 Station B Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1817 USA
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- Ph.D. Department of Government, Harvard University, 1982
- M.A Department of Political Science, McGill University, 1978
- B.A Department of Political Science, McGill University, 1975
- Professor, Vanderbilt University, 1996-
- Professor, McGill University, 1995-1996
- Associate Professor, McGill University, 1990-1995
- Assistant Professor, McGill University, 1988-1990
- Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1985-1988
- Department of External Affairs. Middle Eastern Bureau, Soviet and Eastern Europe Bureau.
- Communities of Memory. On Witness, Identity, and Justice (Cornell University Press, 2006)
- Households. On the Moral Architecture of the Economy. (Cornell University Press, 1993).
- Rationality and Politics. With Patrick James and Hudson Meadwell. (Cambridge University Press, 1993). Co-editor, Co-author of the Introduction, Contributor.
- Kant and Political Philosophy: The Contemporary Legacy. With Ronald S. Beiner. (Yale University Press, 1993). Co-editor, Co-author of the Introduction, Contributor.
- Interpreting the World. A Study of Kant's Philosophy of History and Politics (University of Toronto Press, 1986).
- “Kashmir Road. Some reflections on memory and violence.” Millennium. Journal of International Studies 38 (December 2009): 361-377
- “The Color of Memory: Reading Race with Ralph Ellison.” Political Theory 36 (October 2008): 683-707
- “The Work of Memory: Time, Identity, and Justice.” Social Research 75(Spring 2008): 237-262
- “The Unforgotten. Memories of Justice.” American Political Science Review 95(2001): 777-791. (Leading article)
- “Communities of Memory: On Identity, Memory and Debt.” American Political Science Review 93(1999):249–263. (Leading article)
- “Foreigners: Insiders, Outsiders and the Ethics of Membership.” Review of Politics 59(1997):259-292
- “Marx after 1989. A Review Essay.” Political Theory 23(1995):527-541 (Books discussed in this essay: Jacques Derrida, Spectres de Marx. Paris: Galilée, 1993, Moishe Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993, John E. Roemer, Egalitarian Perspectives. Essays in Philosophical Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)
- “Pandora's Jar: Scarcity and the standard of living in classical Greek economic theory.” Archives européennes de sociologie 35(1994):173-198. (Leading article)
- “On the Idea of the Moral Economy.” American Political Science Review 88(1994):653-667 [Reprinted in a Finnish-language translation as "Moraalitalouden ideasts." In Ilkka Kauppinen, ed. Moraalitalous, Finland: Vastapaino, 2004; John Wood, ed. Amartya Sen: Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists. London: Routledge. 2007]
- “Household and Market. On the Origins of Moral Economic Philosophy.” Review of Politics 56(1994):207-235
- “A Note on the Idea of the Moral Economy.” American Political Science Review 87 (1993):949-954.
- “Rejoinder to Tierney”. Political Theory 19 (1991):656-661. [This is an exchange over my “Economies of Time” article in Political Theory].
- “The New Household Economy”. American Political Science Review 85 (1991):59-75.
- “Economies of Time. On the Idea of Time in Marx's Political Economy.” Political Theory 19 (1991):7-27.
- “Explaining Capitalism. The Method of Marx's Political Economy.” Political Studies 37 (1989):612-625.
- “Gone Fishing. Making Sense of Marx's Concept of Communism.” Political Theory 17 (1989):205-222. [Reprinted in: Joseph Losco and Leonard Williams, eds. Political Theory: Classical Writings, Contemporary Views, St. Martin's Press, 1992; Scott Meikle, ed. Marx in The International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000; Joseph Losco and Leonard Williams, eds. Political Theory. Volume Two: Machiavelli to Rawls, Oxford University Press, 2003; Jeremy Jennings, ed. Socialism: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Routledge, 2003; ]
- “Reason and History: Kant's Other Copernican Revolution”. Kant-Studien 74 (1983):56-71.
- “Politics and the Household: A Commentary on Aristotle's Politics, Book One”. The History of Political Thought 2 (1981):203-226.
- BOOK CHAPTERS:
- “What is the relationship between ethics and remembrance?” in Helmut Walser Smith, ed. The Holocaust and Other Genocides. (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002).
- “Communities of Memory” in Wayne Norman and Ronald S. Beiner, eds. Canadian Political Philosophy at the Turn of the Century: Exemplary Essays (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 263-281.
- “The Limits of Autonomy” in Kant and Political Philosophy: The Contemporary Legacy (Yale University Press, 1993), pp.245-275.
- “Introduction” (with Ronald S. Beiner) to Kant and Political Philosophy: The Contemporary Legacy. (Yale University Press, 1993), pp.1-6.
- “Introduction” (with Patrick James and Hudson Meadwell) to Rationality and Politics. (Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp.1-7.
- “Marx's Two Logics of Capitalism” in Rationality and Politics. (Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp.61-85.
- “Households, Markets and Firms.” In George McCarthy, ed. Marx and Aristotle: Nineteenth-Century German Social Theory and Classical Antiquity (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992), pp.243-271 .
- “Gulliver and the Lilliputians. Conservatism, Foreign Policy and Alliance Relations” in Resurgence of Conservatism in Anglo-American Democracies. (Duke University Press, 1988), pp.137-162.
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