Democracy's Futures seminar - November 17 "War and Militarism" Readings

Democracy's Futures seminar - November 17 "War and Militarism" Readings

Katznelson Recommended Readings

  1. Robert A. Dahl. “Atomic Energy and the Democratic Process.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 290 (1953): 1–6. 
  2. Giorgio Agamben. State of Exception. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Pages 1–11. 
  3. Andrea Moudarres. “On the Threshold of Law: Dictatorship and Exception in Machiavelli and Schmitt.” I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 18, no. 2 (2015): 349–70. 
  4. John Locke. "Of Prerogative." Chapter XIV of The Second Treatise of Government.
  5. Alexander Hamilton. “Federalist 23."
  6. Abraham Lincoln. “Habeas Corpus Speech.” July 4, 1861; and Letter to Albert Hodges, April 4, 1864. (Refer to pdf for reading 4, pdf page 14).

Kessler Recommended Readings 

  1. Richard H. Kohn. “Out of Control: The Crisis in Civil-Military Relations.” The National Interest 35 (1994): 3–17.
  2. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. “The Gap: Soldiers, Civilians and Their Mutual Misunderstanding.” The National Interest 61 (2000): 29–37.
  3. Michael C. Desch. "Bush and the Generals." Foreign Affairs 86, no. 3 (May/June 2007): 97–108.
  4. [Responses to Desch] Richard B. Myers and Richard H. Kohn. “The Military’s Place.” Foreign Affairs 86, no. 5 (September/October 2007): 147–49.
  5. Risa Brooks; Jim Golby; Heidi Urben. "Crisis of Command: America's Broken Civil-Military Relationship Imperils National Security." Foreign Affairs 100, no. 3 (May/June 2021): 64–75.
  6. [Responses to Brooks Golby Urben] Kori Schake, Peter D. Feaver, Risa Brooks, Jim Golby, Heidi Urben. "Masters and Commanders: Are Civil-Military Relations in Crisis?" Foreign Affairs 100, no. 5 (September/October 2021): 230–238.

    Optional Reading
    Sarah Sewall. “US Civil-Military Relations in the Gray Zone.” In Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations: The Military, Society, Politics, and Modern War, edited by Lionel Beehner, Risa Brooks, and Daniel Maurer. Oxford University Press, 2021.