Participants are expected to attend all sessions, where they engage critically with the readings and the issues discussed. Since the seminar is based on active participation of the participants, the participants are expected to read the assigned readings.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Liberal, Classical Liberal, Libertarian? by Tanja Štumberger
• The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, pp: 295-307.
• David Boaz, “The Roots of Libertarianism,” in Libertarianism: A Primer (New York: The free Press, 1997), pp: 27-58.
Measuring Freedom by Tanja Štumberger
• No readings.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Individual Rights: Origin, Scope, and Limitations by Tanja Štumberger
• Murray Rothbard, “The State,” in The Libertarian Reader (New York: The Free Press, 1997), pp: 36-41.
• Herbert Spencer, “The Right to Ignore the State,” in The Libertarian Reader (New York: The Free Press, 1997), pp: 149-53.
• Ayn Rand, “Man’s Rights,” http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=arc_ayn_rand_man_rights.
The Rule of Law and a Free Society by David Greenwald
• Erik Luna, “Overextending the Criminal Law,” Cato Policy Report 1, (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2003), www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v25n6/luna.pdf.
The Essence and Importance of the Private Sector by Primož Kocuvan
• James E. Miller, The Beautiful Order of the Flea Market, August 11, 2011, http://mises.org/daily/5529/The-Beautiful-Order-of-the-Flea-Market
Private Charity versus the Welfare State by Matej Kovač
• No readings.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
The Power of Global Civil Society by Mateja Rek
• Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor, “Introducing global civil society,” in Global Civil Society 2001, Anheier, Helmut. K and Glasius, Marlies and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2001), pp: 3-22, http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts//global/Publications/Yearbooks/2001/2001chapter1.pdf.
• Kenneth Anderson and David Rieff, “Global Civil Society: A Sceptical View,” in Global Civil Society 2004/5, Anheier, Helmut, Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor (eds.) (London: Sage, 2004), pp: 27-39, http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts//global/Publications/Yearbooks/2004/Chapter104.pdf.
• Hilary Wainwright, “Civil Society, Democracy and Power: Global Connections,” in Global Civil Society 2004/5, Anheier, Helmut, Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor (eds.) (London: Sage, 2004), pp: 94-119, http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts//global/Publications/Yearbooks/2004/Chapter504.pdf.
• Paola Grenier, “The New Pioneers: The People Behind Global Civil Society,” in Global Civil Society 2004/5, Anheier, Helmut, Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor (eds.) (London: Sage, 2004), pp: 122-157, http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts//global/Publications/Yearbooks/2004/Chapter604.pdf.
Copyright and Patent Law: Nature and Consequences by David Greenwald
• Timothy B. Lee, “Copyright and Patent,” Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 7th edition (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2009), pp: 293-399, http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb111/hb111-38.pdf.
The Media and a Free Society by Mateja Rek
• Andrew Puddephatt, “Mapping Digital Media: Freedom of Expression Right in the Digital Age,” (Open Society Foundations, July 2011), http://www.soros.org/initiatives/media/articles_publications/publications/mapping-digital-media-foe-rights-digital-age-20110728/mapping-digital-media-foe-rights-20110728.pdf
• Freedom House, “Freedom of the Press 2010,” pp: 21-48, http://www.freedomhouse.org/uploads/pfs/371.pdf.
• Peter Olaf Looms, “Mapping Digital Media: Gatekeeping in Digital Media,” (Open Society Foundations, August 2011), http://www.soros.org/initiatives/media/articles_publications/publications/mapping-digital-media-gatekeeping-digital-media-20110815/mapping-digital-media-gatekeeping-20110815.pdf.
Labor Markets: Flexibility vs. Regulation by Tanja Kosi
• Blanchard, Olivier, Francesco Giavazzi and Alessia Amighini, “The Labour Market,” in Macroeconomics a European Perspective (Financial Times, Prentice Hall, 2010), pp. 136-156.
• Freeman, Richard B., “Labor market institutions around the world,” Centre for economic performance Discussion Paper, 844 (2008), http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19647/1/Labor_Market_Institutions_Around_the_World.pdf.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
The Financial and Fiscal Crises: Causes and Aftermath by Dan Mitchell
• Peter J. Wallison, Statement Submitted to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in connection with a hearing on The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, May 10, 2011, http://www.aei.org/docLib/Senate-testimony-on-FCIC-dissent.pdf.
Banking and the Business Cycle: How the Federal Reserve Provokes Market Crashes and Creates Recessions by David Greenwald
• Murray Rothbard, “Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure,” in The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle, pp: 65-91, http://media.mises.org/mp3/audiobooks/ATTC/ATTC_4_Rothbard.mp3.
Financial Crisis: A failure of Government or Markets? by Mark Calabria
• Mark Calabria, "Supply: A Tale of Two Bubbles," in Cato Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2011).
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
The Government‘s Role in the Economy: Keynes vs. Hayek by Dan Mitchell
• Dan Mitchell, “Why Is Keynesian Economics Like a Freddy Krueger Movie?” August 23, 2010, http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/why-is-keynesian-economics-like-a-freddy-krueger-movie/
• Dan Mitchell, “The Keynesian Crack-Up,” June 26, 2010, http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/the-keynesian-crack-up/
• Dan Mitchell, “Keynesian Economics and the Wizard of Oz,” March 13, 2010, http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/keynesian-economics-and-the-wizard-of-oz/
The Dollar, Euro and Renminbi: The Future of International Currency Competition by Mark Calabria