A Summer Reading Wish List

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  1. Here’s part of my list:

    Alexy, Robert. A Theory of Legal Argumentation: The Theory of Rational Discourse as…. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

    Baker, C. Edwin. Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

    Bowen, John R. Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves; Islam, the State and Public Space. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

    Brighouse, Harry and Ingrid Robeyns, eds. Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    Cabezón, José Ignacio and Geshe Lobsang Dargay. Freedom from Extremes: Gorampa’s “Distinguishing the Views” and the Polemics of Emptiness. Somerville, MA: Wisdom, 2007.

    Colby, Frederick S., trans. The Subtlelties of the Ascension: Early Mystical Sayings on Muhammad’s Heavenly Journey. Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2006.

    Frank, Richard M. Classical Islamic Theology: The Ash‘arites. Ashgate Variorum, 2008.

    French, Peter A., ed. Shared Intentions and Collective Responsibility. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.

    Hodgson, Jacqueline. French Criminal Justice: A Comparative Account of the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime in France. Portland, OR: Hart, 2005.

    Honderich, Ted. Punishment: The Supposed Justifications. London: Pluto Press, 2005 ed.

    Honderich, Ted. Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy. London: Pluto Press, 2005 ed.

    Kolb, Robert. An Introduction to the Law of the United Nations. Portland, OR: Hart, 2010.

    Maoz, Zeev. Defending the Holy Land: A Critical Analysis of Israel’s Security & Foreign Policy. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006.

    Marlow, Louise. Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

    May, Larry. Genocide: A Normative Account. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    Miles, Stephen H. Oath Betrayed: America’s Torture Doctors. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.

    Perrigo, Sarah and Jim Whitman, eds. The Geneva Conventions Under Assault. London: Pluto Press, 2010.

    Perry, Michael J. Toward a Theory of Human Rights: Religion, Law, Courts. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

    Raz, Joseph. Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

    Rhode, Deborah L. Access to Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

    Ritchie, Jack. Understanding Naturalism. Acumen, 2008.

    Sachedina, Abdulaziz. The Just Ruler in Shi‘ite Islam…. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

    Westerhoff, Jan. The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna’s Vigrahavyavartani. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

    Zappalà, Salvatore. Human Rights in International Criminal Proceedings. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

  2. Spencer Waller says:

    Ron Chernow, Titan
    David Geber, Global Competition: Law, Markets and Globalization
    Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence
    Logicomix
    Alfred Appel, Jazz Modernism

  3. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    (1) Fred Schwed, Jr., Where are the Customer’s Yachts? A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (1940)

    (2) Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s (1931)

    (3) Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor (1949)

    (4) Jean Tirole, The Theory of Corporate Finance (2006)

    (5) Jeffrey Toobin, The Nine: Inside the Supreme Court (2007)

    (6) The Complete Essays of Montaigne (Donald Frame’s translation)

    The first three, re-reads, will be a striking and refreshing contrast to the fourth; the fifth is for fun; the sixth for wisdom.

  4. Danielle Citron says:

    Larry, Spencer, and Patrick, These sound fantastic! The list is getting longer now on my end though. I so look forward to getting back together online at the end of the summer to see how the list developed. Thanks so much for sharing! Danielle

  5. A.J. Sutter says:

    ● Alex Bellos, Futebol: Soccer the Brazilian Way (2002)

    ● Anne Carson, An Oresteia (2009)

    ● Christophe Fourel, ed., André Gorz : Un penseur pour le XXIe siècle (2009)

    ● Javier Marías (Margaret Jull Costa, trans.), A Heart So White (1995)

    ● Stephen L. Harp, Marketing Michelin: Advertising & Cultural Identity in Twentieth-Century France (2001)

    ● Alexander Yakobson & Amnon Rubinstein, Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish nation-state and human rights (2008)

    ● Saadia M. Pekkanen, Japan’s Aggressive Legalism: Law and Foreign Trade Politics Beyond the WTO (2008)

    ● Luigino Bruni & Stefano Zamagni, eds. Dizionario di economia civile (2009)

    ● Poul Anderson, The Van Rijn Method: The Technic Civilization Saga #1 (collection, 2009)

    ● Aristotle (C.D.C. Reeve, trans.), Politics (trans. 1998)

  6. Logan Roise says:

    I think I’ll be reading some of these. Here’s my list…

    1) Ahmed Rashid, Descent into Chaos: The US & The Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Central Asia – Currently reading and almost done!

    2) Christoph Luxenburg, The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran

    3) George Lakoff, Moral Politics

    4) Ted Morgan, Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War

    5) Reza Aslan, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization

    6) Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics

    7) David Aaronoritch, Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

    8) Martin Russ, Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950 (maybe my first read b/c my grandfather fought there)

  7. Frank Pasquale says:

    Great lists! I have to thank AJ for calling my attention to the new Anne Carson, which looks amazing. I am going to try to read key parts of….

    –Marmor, et al., Why are some People Healthy, and Others Not?

    –Giles Bolton, Africa Doesn’t Matter: How the West Has Failed the Poorest Continent

    –Sonia Shah, Crude: The Story of Oil

    –Peter Maass, Crude World

    –Antonia Juhasz, The Tyranny of Oil

    –Rawi Abdelal, Capital Rules

    –Brandt & Rawski, eds., China’s Great Economic Transformation

    –Michel, et al., China Safari: On the Trail of China’s Expansion in Africa.

    –Joseph Berliner, The Economics of the Good Society

    –Andrew Gamble, Spectre at the Feast

    –Fold & Larsen, eds., Globalization and Restructuring of African Commodity Flows.

    –Burks, Chance, Cause, Reason: An Inquiry into the Nature of Scientific Evidence.

    But that will probably have to wait till late July. . . . wish me luck!