These essays are my early attempts to think about selected aspects of politics and political study theoretically. I’m slowly developing ideas for a book in political theory, but that project is currently on hiatus and might need another decade or two before coming to fruition.

COMPROMISE

Personal and public objectives (2017)

POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE

Empty causes: the enterprise agenda (2014)

Ordinary knowledge (2013)

Tacit politics (2012)

It must be real (2012)

Misinterpreted mismeasures (2011)

Things that grow (2011)

THE STUDY OF POLITICS

Thoughts on the science, theory and philosophy of politics, Part III (2014)

Thoughts on the science, theory and philosophy of politics, Part II (2014)

Thoughts on the science, theory and philosophy of politics, Part I (2013)

Other things not being equal (2012)

Proven politics (2012)

GOVERNMENT

The first drawback of government (2013)

Two benefits of government (2013)

Leadership of old (2012)

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