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January 07, 2008


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and how!

It is a reminder of our relative commitments to stability, creativity, institutionalism, youth, and age.

All I can say is: 30 papers on Aristotle? That's 10% of your rejections taken care of right there!


ooooh, Aristotle will rise to unleash his wrath, neo! Be warned!

I don't envy you Jodi; sounds like you have a tough if not impossible job. Why not just accept everything in your area, and exclude the rest? Just kidding, of course..


Thinking about your responsibility also means thinking about your particular "value-added."

You are the "decider," and not, for example, ("name your liberal theorist here"). The panels should reflect your broad interests, just as next year's panels will reflect someone else's.

In other words, your's is a one-shot game, but APSA's theory panels will get chosen anew next year, and the year after, etc.

You can take some solace in the fact that your stamp will not hold for long.

On the other hand, you can use this fact of the iterative game, too, as a serious diminution of any real political effect riding on your selection process: you can see quite starkly how cooptation into the mainstream means accepting these meager bones as compensation for your complicity.

Perhaps an article in PS is warranted.

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