I know that a largish number of political theorists and philosophers read Crooked Timber, and some of them even write for it! I’m interested in opinions about the most significant journal papers in the field over the past 10 years (we can start with 1994 to keep things simple. I’m especially interested to hear about papers that others consider fine, but which have not received the attention they deserve. Here are five suggestions from me to start us off, some well known, others less so (post other ideas in comments):
Thomas Pogge, “An Egalitarian Law of Peoples”, Philosophy and Public Affairs (1994).
G.A. Cohen, “Where the Action Is” , Philosophy and Public Affairs (1997).
Michael Ridge, “Hobbesian Public Reason”, Ethics (1998).
Elizabeth Anderson, “What is the point of equality?” Ethics (1999).
David Schmidtz, “How to Deserve”, Political Theory (2002).
UPDATE: With the permission of my co-bloggers, I’m moving this post up to the top again in the hope of getting a few more submissions. On a related note, I’m happy to see that two of my own selections (Anderson and Cohen) and a different paper from another one of my chosen authors (Pogge) are included in Matthew Clayton and Andrew Williams (eds) Social Justice , my copy of which arrived in this morning’s post.