journal articles

"The Blocker Postulates for Measures of Voting Power." Social Choice and Welfare, forthcoming. (Co-authored: Arash Abizadeh and Adrian Vetta)

"The Grammar of Social Power: Power-to, Power-with, Power-despite, and Power-over." Political Studies, forthcoming.

"A Recursive Measure of Voting Power with Partial Decisiveness or Efficacy." The Journal of Politics 84.3 (2022): 1652–66.

"Consequences, Conscience, and Fallibility: Early Modern Roots of Toleration." Critical Review 34.1 (2022): 16-27.

"The Scope of the All-Subjected Principle: On the Logical Structure of Coercive Laws." Analysis 81.4 (2021): 603-610.

"Representation, Bicameralism, Political Equality, and Sortition: Reconstituting the Second Chamber as a Randomly Selected Assembly." Perspectives on Politics 19.3 (2021): 791-806.

"Counter-Majoritarian Democracy: Persistent Minorities, Federalism, and the Power of Numbers." American Political Science Review 115.3 (2021): 742-756.

"The Power of Numbers: On Agential Power-With-Others Without Power-Over-Others." Philosophy & Public Affairs 49.3 (2021): 290-318.

"Glory and the Evolution of Hobbes’s Disagreement Theory of War: From Elements to Leviathan." History of Political Thought 41.2 (2020): 265-298.

"Subjectivism, Instrumentalism, and Prudentialism about Reasons: On the Normativity of Instrumental Transmission." European Journal of Philosophy 27.2 (2019): 387-402.

"Hobbes’s Conventionalist Theology, the Trinity, and God as an Artificial Person by Fiction." The Historical Journal 60.4 (2017): 915-941.




book chapters

"Hobbes's Theory of the Good: Felicity by Anticipatory Pleasure." In A Companion to Hobbes. Ed. Marcus P. Adams. Pp. 109-124. Wiley Blackwell, 2021. 

“In Defence of Imperfection: An Election-Sortition Compromise.” In Legislature by Lot. Ed. John Gastil & Erik Olin Wright. Pp. 249-255. London & New York: Verso, 2019.

"Which Procedure for Deciding Election Procedures?" In Should We Change How We Vote?Evaluating Canada's Electoral System. Ed. Andrew Potter, Daniel Weinstock, & Peter Loewen. Pp. 188-196. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.

“Les signes religieux, la laïcité et la mentalité médiévale : du débat public sur la Charte des valeurs.” In Les Conditions du dialogue au Québec : Laïcité, réciprocité, pluralisme. Ed. Alain-G. Gagnon & Jean-Charles St-Louis. Pp. 29-41. Montréal: Québec Amérique, 2016.

“Sovereign Jurisdiction, Territorial Rights, and Membership in Hobbes.” In The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes. Ed. A.P. Martinich and Kinch Hoekstra. Pp. 397-431. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

“The Special-Obligations Challenge to More Open Borders.” In Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership. Ed. Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi. Pp. 105-124. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

“The Representation of Hobbesian Sovereignty: Leviathan as Mythology.” In Hobbes Today: Insights for the 21st Century. Ed. S. A. Lloyd. Pp. 113-152. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

“Closed Borders, Human Rights, and Democratic Legitimation.” In Driven From Home: Human Rights and the New Realities of Forced Migration. Ed. David Hollenbach. Pp. 147-66. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

“Citizenship, Immigration, and Boundaries.” In Ethics and World Politics. Ed. D. S. A. Bell. Pp. 358-76. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Thomas Hobbes et le droit naturel.” In Droit naturel, relancer l’histoire? Ed. Xavier Dijon. Pp. 331-78. Brussels: Bruylant, 2008.


reviews & other articles

Review of Matthew Longo, The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). In Perspectives on Politics 17.1 (2019): 233–235.

“Reply to Critics of Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics.” Online Colloquium of the European Hobbes Society (Jan. 11, 2019).

“Introduction to Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics.” Online Colloquium of the European Hobbes Society (Dec. 14, 2018).

"Do Prosperous Democracies Have a Right to Keep out Desperate Foreigners?" The Critique  (2016/01/06).

Review of Joseph H. Carens, The Ethics of Immigration (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). In Notre Dame Philosophical Review (2014).

"The Radical Hobbes." Review essay of Jeffrey R. Collins, The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) and James Martel, Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007). In Political Theory 37.5 (2009): 706-712.

Response to Joseph Carens’s “In Defense of Amnesty for Irregular Migrants.” Boston Review 34.3 (2009).

Review of David D. Laitin, Nations, States, and Violence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). In Nations and Nationalism 14.3 (2008): 616-617.

“Politics beyond War: Ulrich Gollmer’s Contribution to Baha’i Political Thought.” World Order 35.3 (2004): 19-23.

Review of Keven Brown and Eberhard von Kitzing, Evolution and Baha’i Belief: Abdu’l-Baha’s Response to Nineteenth-Century Darwinism (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 2001). In International Journal of Middle East Studies 36.1 (2004): 148-149.

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