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.
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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).
Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 (Doubleday, 2012).
Bernard Lewis with Buntzie Ellis Churchill, Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian (Viking, 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).
Patricia Crone et al, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Princeton, 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).
John Tomasi, Free Market Fairness (Princeton, 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).
Carlo Natali, D.S. Hutchinson ed., Aristotle: His Life and School (Princeton, 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 July 2, 2013 (IK)