The Political Economy of Blood
Lecture by Prof. Paul W. Kahn
Chair: Prof. Shai Lavi
Participants:Commentator: Dr. Julie Cooper
The modern state straddles two economies: an economy of markets and an economy of blood. Modern political theory has been enthralled by the former; it needs to pay more attention to the latter. A state is not just an administratively convenient way to deal with market failures. To think this is like thinking the family to be just an efficient way of dealing with reproduction. A political community that cannot call upon its citizens to sacrifice is not just weak militarily but will have little centripetal force to counter the centrifugal forces of the market.
האירוע יתקיים בין 19:00-21:00