This essay brings the political thought of Voegelin and Schmitt into dialogue with each other around the questions of the origins of the political regime, the relationship between ethics and law, and the question of the relationship between religion and politics. Continue reading
JIMMY CASAS KLAUSEN
Abstract: This article compares the political theories that Mohandas Gandhi and Aurobindo Ghose develop around the assumption that harm or violence is an unavoidable feature of all human action. Continue reading
CHARLES H. T. LESCH
Abstract: Is politics compatible with the moral life? Recent attempts to revivify democracy have stressed the lived experience of political activity, the democratic character of the spontaneous moment and the popular movement. Continue reading
ALBERTO ALESINA AND PAOLA GIULIANO
Abstract: A growing body of new empirical work has measured different types of cultural traits, showing that culture matters for a variety of economic outcomes. This paper focuses on one specific aspect of the relevance of culture: its relationship with institutions. Evidence from theoretical, empirical, and historical examples is reviewed to critically asses the presence of a two-way causal effect between culture and institutions.