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Mindy Peden

Political Theory

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Probable Futures, Mindy Peden Dec 2010

Probable Futures, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

This essay examines the status of "the future" in political theory and asks how views about the future contribute to, undermine, or otherwise interact with normative approaches in general.


Lots Of Luck: Contextualizing Sortition In Approaches To Chance, Mindy Peden Dec 2007

Lots Of Luck: Contextualizing Sortition In Approaches To Chance, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

Explores the ways in which luck and chance have been understood by political theorists. Contemporary political thinkers understand luck to describe those situations in which the individual subject has no control. Chance, however, has been understood in a variety of ways over time, beginning with Aristotle suggesting that chance is the “coincidental intersection of two separate causes.” Enlightenment thinkers argue, however, from a more deterministic perspective suggesting that chance is an epistemological category resulting from a deficit of human knowledge. In other words, the world is deterministic and certain even if not predictable by humans. That the world is a ...


Betting On Democracy: Luck And Possibility In The Modern Political Imagination, Mindy Peden Mar 2007

Betting On Democracy: Luck And Possibility In The Modern Political Imagination, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

If there are political implications to methodological choices, what are they? This paper is about the political implications of one particular methodology: probability theory. More correctly, this paper is about how social scientists, especially political scientists, use probability theory in understanding the actions of human beings.


Probably Democratic, Mindy Peden Dec 2006

Probably Democratic, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

I explore uses for the role of chance in theorizing democracy and explores how the potentially fortune friendly use of probability theory in the social sciences has been misrepresented to highlight an imaginary predictability of political life.


Brewed In Scotland, Bottled In Ulster, Uncorked In The Usa: The Ambiguity Of Diasporic Identity, Mindy Peden, Wendy Wiedenhoft Dec 2006

Brewed In Scotland, Bottled In Ulster, Uncorked In The Usa: The Ambiguity Of Diasporic Identity, Mindy Peden, Wendy Wiedenhoft

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Learning To Work: Colonialism As Rule, Not Exception, Mindy Peden Sep 2006

Learning To Work: Colonialism As Rule, Not Exception, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Gambling For Certainty: Luck, Chance, And Uncertainty In Politics, Mindy Peden, Nicole Rishel Dec 2005

Gambling For Certainty: Luck, Chance, And Uncertainty In Politics, Mindy Peden, Nicole Rishel

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


The Political Gamble: Government By Lot, Mindy Peden Dec 2004

The Political Gamble: Government By Lot, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


The Political Gamble, Mindy Peden Dec 2004

The Political Gamble, Mindy Peden

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No abstract provided.


Taxation And The Scientization Of Politics, Mindy Peden Dec 2003

Taxation And The Scientization Of Politics, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Contemporary Political Theory And The Problem Of Taxation, Mindy Peden Dec 2001

Contemporary Political Theory And The Problem Of Taxation, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Principles Of Justice In Taxation And The Legacy Of Benefit Theory, Mindy Peden Dec 2001

Principles Of Justice In Taxation And The Legacy Of Benefit Theory, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Language And Arrogance: Problems With A Principle Of Justice, Mindy Peden Dec 1998

Language And Arrogance: Problems With A Principle Of Justice, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Human Rights And Cultural Relativism, Another Look, Mindy Peden Dec 1994

Human Rights And Cultural Relativism, Another Look, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.