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    Citizenship Without Consent: Illegal Aliens in the American Polity.Peter H. Schuck & Rogers M. Smith - 1985 - Yale University Press.
  2. The Politics of Public Reason.Miguel Vatter & Rogers M. Smith - 2008 - Political Theory 36 (2):239-300.
    Rawls and Schmitt are often discussed in the literature as if their conceptions of the political had nothing in common, or even referred to entirely different phenomena. In this essay, I show how these conceptions share a common space of reasons, traceable back to the idea of public reason and its development since the Middle Ages. By analysing the idea of public reason in Rawls and in Schmitt, as well as its relation to their theories of political representation, I show (...)
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  3. National Obligations and Noncitizens: Special Rights, Human Rights, and Immigration.Rogers M. Smith - 2014 - Politics and Society 42 (3):381-398.
    This paper argues that, in addition to humanitarian concerns, policies toward immigrants should also be shaped by recognition of special responsibilities toward some populations of noncitizens. National governments acquire such responsibilities in part through their histories of coercive impositions on those populations. Former imperial powers, in particular, often possess special obligations toward the inhabitants of their foreign colonies that go beyond their general humanitarian responsibilities. Those obligations might be met in various ways; but if national governments of wealthy, formerly imperial (...)
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    The Principle of Constituted Identities and the Obligation to Include.Rogers M. Smith - 2008 - Ethics and Global Politics 1 (3).
    Most analysts agree that democratic theorists have not offered a persuasive answer to the question of how the boundaries of a demos, a democratic people, should legitimately be defined. Some contend that boundaries should be maintained in ways that preserve sufficient sense of common identity to sustain support for redistributive policies. Many others endorse the “principle of all affected interests,” but it has been widely criticized as unrealistically destructive of too many existing community boundaries. This essay argues for an alternative (...)
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  5. Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes, and the Law: Private Law Perspectives on a Public Law Problem.Guido Calabresi & Rogers M. Smith - 1987 - Law and Philosophy 6 (2):259-280.
    An important feature of some recent jurisprudential writings is the tendency to reject the precept of liberal individualism which affirms the priority of the principles of the "right conduct" over the substantive conceptions of "the good". This rejection, explicit in a recent book by Rogers M. Smith, and implicit in a recent work by Guido Calabresi, leads to strikingly illiberal consequences; hence, this provides indirect confirmation that the priority of the right over the good constitutes the most reliable defense of (...)
     
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    Who Is Intolerant? The Clash Between LGBTQ+ Rights and Religious Free Exercise.Rogers M. Smith - 2022 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 34 (1):146-158.
    ABSTRACT Few denials of tolerance are more severe than rejection of the moral worth of another’s way of life. In the U.S. today, many traditional religious believers, especially fundamentalist Christians, and many LGBQT+ persons see each other’s ways of life as deeply evil in important respects. These gulfs probably cannot be bridged; but public policies can and should seek to accommodate all claims of conscience as far as this can be done without denying anyone meaningful possession of basic rights. By (...)
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  7. From the Shining City on a Hill to a Great Metropolis on a Plain? American Stories of Immigration and Peoplehood.Rogers M. Smith - 2010 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (1):21-44.
    Americans have always been divided over whether to welcome or to discourage immigration. But virtually all American leaders have rested their views on notions that the United States has unique providential or world-historical significance-as an asylum for the world's oppressed, as a model to the world, or even as the world's leader. Today, it is normatively desirable for the U.S. to view itself not as the world's "city on a hill" but simply as one worthy political society among many others. (...)
     
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    Religious Rhetoric and the Ethics of Public Discourse: The Case of George W. Bush.Rogers M. Smith - 2008 - Political Theory 36 (2):272-300.
    Political theorists have argued for and against the propriety of a civic ethics of “public reason” that would set normative bounds on the expression of religious views in the public discourse of government officials and, to a lesser degree, citizens. This essay explores whether critics of ethical restraints on religious discourse have grounds to criticize the religious rhetoric of President George W. Bush. Quantitative and qualitative studies show that Bush has used a distinctive “prophetic” mode of religious expression more often (...)
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    Equal Protection Remedies: The Errors of Liberal Ways and Means.Rogers M. Smith - 1993 - Journal of Political Philosophy 1 (3):185–212.
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  10. Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics.Ian Shapiro, Rogers M. Smith & Tarek E. Masoud (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    The study of politics seems endlessly beset by debates about method. At the core of these debates is a single unifying concern: should political scientists view themselves primarily as scientists, developing ever more sophisticated tools and studying only those phenomena to which such tools may fruitfully be applied? Or should they instead try to illuminate the large, complicated, untidy problems thrown up in the world, even if the chance to offer definitive explanations is low? Is there necessarily a tension between (...)
     
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    America's Contents and Discontents: Reflections on Michael Sandel's America.Rogers M. Smith - 1999 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 13 (1-2):73-96.
    Michael Sandel's Democracy's Discontent traces America 's woes to an erosion of community and a loss of a sense of collective self?governance. He recommends a more communitarian, republican public philosophy as the cure. His book illuminates many important historical and contemporary issues, particularly the link between systems of political economy and visions of citizenship. His methods are, however, too impressionistic to support his empirical claims. He particularly neglects the role of civic republicanism in America 's history of racial, gender, and (...)
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    Differentiated Citizenship and the Tasks of Reconstructing the Commercial Republic.Rogers M. Smith - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (2):214-222.
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    Books in Review.Rogers M. Smith - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (1):168-173.
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    Books in Review.Rogers M. Smith - 1988 - Political Theory 16 (1):154-159.