Recent Scholarly Publications

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The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World

February 2018

How the kibbutz movement thrived despite its inherent economic contradictions and why it eventually declinedThe kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional...

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

Red Leviathan: Authority and Violence in Revolutionary Political Culture

December 2017

As Mao euphemistically remarked, revolutions are not dinner parties. Violence is to be expected when political regimes are overturned.

Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

October 2017

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die.

"Seeing Through Water: The Paintings of Zarh Pritchard" in Coastal Works: Culture of the Atlantic Edge

September 2017

In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical.

Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles

June 2017

Josep Pla is Catalonia’s foremost twentieth-century prose writer.

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

May 2017

From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of...

The Limits of Institutional Reform in the United States and the Global Trade Regime

May 2017

International Politics and Institutions in Time is the definitive exploration, by a group of leading international relations scholars, of the contribution of the historical institutionalism...

Historical Research in a Digital Age: Reflections from the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project

April 2017

What can a big data approach bring to the study of the early modern Republic of Letters? This is the question we asked ourselves in our collaborative project Mapping the Republic of Letters.

Colonial iron in context: the Trianon slave shackle from Mauritius

April 2017

In 2009, part of a ‘slave shackle’ was recovered from archaeological investigations at Trianon, an indentured labourer site on Mauritius dated from the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Trading in the Twenty-First Century: Is There a Role for the World Trade Organization?

January 2017

As the World Trade Organization begins its third decade, its future is less certain than at any point in its history.

Women in the Crosshairs: Violence Against Women during the Second World War

January 2017

This article seeks to look broadly at Second World War violence through the lens of gender; to shift the focus from attacks on ethno-national groups to the ways that women were targeted within and...

Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

Representing Legitimacy in Early Modern Russia

January 2017

The article explores the ways in which the sixteenth-century Illuminated Chronicle (Litsevoi letopisnyi svod) demonstrates the ideology of state legitimacy through its illustrations.

Centrality of margins: The British campaigns in the Middle East during the Great War

December 2016

The name "world war" was given to the war of 1914-1918 because of its kaleidoscopic character: its fronts extended from the East to the West, on several seas and several continents. Yet the memory...

Is There a “Modern” Natural Law Theory? Notes on the History of Human Rights

December 2016

Human rights are a complex concept with distinct parts, whose histories are often independent from one another.

Beyond Reason: Wagner Contra Nietzsche

November 2016

Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen,...

Life and Fate: Race, Nationality, Class and Gender in Wartime Poland

November 2016

A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century.

Jewish Argument Style among Russian Revolutionaries

November 2016

Jewish speech was heard in Russian revolutionary contexts as characterized by emphatic tones, rhetorical questions, an argumentative stance, and sarcasm, all performative elements of Jewish English...

Edgar Salin and Social Theory in the Circle around Stefan George.

October 2016

Trying to extract political messages from poetry when political statements are not immediately self-evident can lead one quickly to speculative and even contradictory results.

The French Enlightenment Network

September 2016

“What was the Enlightenment” is a question scholars have been asking since the eighteenth century, but far less often has it been asked who the Enlightenment was.

Closeness and manuscript culture

July 2016

Why devote a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies to closeness and manuscript culture?

Closeness before the law: purity, prayer, and al-Tulaytuli's Mukhtasar

July 2016

The present study focuses on the intersection between Islamic jurisprudence, poetics, and manuscript culture in the secret Muslim communities (moriscos) of sixteenth-century Aragon.

Muslim and Jewish women: Historical and cultural contexts

July 2016

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of...


Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Roland Hsu Affiliate