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Author Archives: Jacob Levy
Matt Zwolinski at the BHL blog has generously organized a symposium on my book Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom (OUP 2014). The commentators , who include some Public Reason contributors as well as other luminaries of the academic-blogging world, have been writing great stuff, and treating the book as a point of departure for some really interesting ideas of their own. I’d like to encourage people to have a look.
Here’s an index to the whole thing:
Matt Zwolinski, Introduction
Will Baude, “Rationalism, Pluralism, and Federalism”
Russell Arben Fox, “Assessing the freedom of, and the freedom from, cities
Annelien de Dijn, “Jacob Levy as an historian of political thought”
David Watkins, “Rationalism, pluralism, freedom, and democracy”
Matt Zwolinski, “A pluralist defense of free markets?
Rick Garnett, “Many or One? Rationalism, Pluralism, and Religious Freedom”
Jacob Levy, “Cities and states
Jacob Levy, “On intermediacy and pluralism”
Kevin Vallier, “Pluralist contractarianism”
Jacob Levy, “Pluralism and firms”
Paul Horwitz, “Levy for lawyers”
Jacob Levy, “Pluralism and markets”
The Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political science for academic year 2015-16. The fellowship is likely to be renewable for 2016-17, and it is expected that funding for the second year will be confirmed by the time an offer us made.. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $C 50,000 per year as well as benefits and a $C 5,000 research fund. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, and to take an active part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP). The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, most likely an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible. The competition has a preference for political theorists and welcomes applications in all areas of political theory; it is also open to political and legal philosophers and to researchers in cognate areas of political science (public law or comparative politics within the theme of constitutional studies: constitutional design, constitutional law, federalism, and the operation of constitutional-level political institutions). Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, one writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to RGCS.McGill@gmail.com by June 5, 2015. It is helpful and welcome if the cover letter specifies one or more political science members of RGCS’ faculty roster ( http://www.mcgill.ca/rgcs/faculty ) who might be most appropriate as a research advisor, but the final match with an advisor or advisors may differ. The competition is open with respect to citizenship and nationality, but applications should indicate the applicant’s citizenship. Knowledge of French is an advantage but not required. Other information on postdoctoral fellowships at McGill is available at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows , including information on obtaining a Canadian work permit if necessary. Ph.D. must have been awarded between January 1, 2011 and the date of application, or else the dissertation must have been successfully defended and all requirements for the degree completed by the date of application (i.e. with formal awarding of the degree still pending). All e-mailed parts of an application including letters of recommendation should include the applicant’s name in the subject line. Applications submitted as one complete Interfolio file are welcome.
The Research Group on Constitutional Studies and Department of Political Science at McGill University host a visiting Fulbright Chair for stays of one semester, extendable to up to one year (though with no increase in stipend). The Chair receives a stipend of $25,000, and is expected to be in residence at McGill conducting research throughout the term of the award. The Chair will be a Fellow of RGCS during his or her stay, expected to take an active part in the Group’s intellectual life, including regular participation and one presentation at the RGCS faculty and fellows workshop. There is no teaching requirement. The Chair may be asked to deliver 1-2 public lectures on the topic of his or her research, to guest-lecture to an appropriate class, or to take part in appropriate workshop or seminar sessions.
McGill University Research Group on Constitutional Studies postdoctoral fellowship, 2014-16
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The Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for academic year 2014-15, renewable for 2015-16. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $C 50,000 per year as well as a research fund and benefits.
The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, and to take an active part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP). The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, most likely an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible.
Annual meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy: “Immigration, Emigration and Migration”January 4th, 2013 Crescent Room 11th Floor, Westin, New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans,
8:00 AM-9:45 AM: Panel 1.
Chair: Nancy Rosenblum, Political Science, Harvard University
Principal Paper: “Law’s Migrations, Mobilities and Borders”
Author: Judith Resnik, Law, Yale.
James Bohman, Philosophy, Saint Louis University
Jennifer Hochschild, Political Science, Harvard
10AM-11:45 Panel 2
Chair: Robin West, Law, Georgetown University
Principal Paper: “Why Do States Have the Right to Control Immigration?”
Author: Sarah Song, Political Science and Law, Berkeley