Richard Vernon — Publications


Political Morality: A Theory of Liberal Democracy (Continuum, 2001).

The Career of Toleration:  John Locke, Jonas Proast and After (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997).

(Ed.) (With J.M. Porter) Unity, Plurality and Politics: Essays in Honour of F.M. Barnard (Croom Helm, 1986).

Citizenship and Order: Studies in French Political Thought (University of Toronto Press, 1986).

(Ed.) G.D.H. Cole's Guild Socialism Restated (Transaction Books, 1980).

(Ed./Trans.) P.-J. Proudhon's The Principle of Federation (University of Toronto Press, 1979).

Commitment and Change: Georges Sorel and the Idea of Revolution (University of Toronto Press, 1978).

Articles/Book Chapters

"Bergson's Two Sources and the Moral Possibility of Nationalism," Contemporary Political Theory (forthcoming)"

"Against Restitution," Political Studies 51 (2003), in press.

"The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Liberalism" [in Farsi], Dafatere Bonyad [Tehran], 2003, (forthcoming).

"Ideas and Ideologies in Politics," in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishing, Oxford .

"What is Crime against Humanity?" Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2002)

(With S.V. La Selva), “Censorship, Liberalism, Feminism , Pornography,” in H. Mellon and M. Westmacott eds., Political Dispute and Judicial Review (Nelson, 2000).

“Beyond the Harm Principle,” in E. Eisenach ed., Mill and the Moral Character of Liberalism (Penn State University Press, 1999).

“Liberals, Democrats and the Agenda of Politics,” Political Studies (1998).

(With S.V. La Selva) “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Federalism,” in M. Westmacott and H. Mellon eds., Challenges to Canadian Federalism (Prentice-Hall, 1997).

"John Stuart Mill and Pornography," Ethics (1996).

"Social Contract," in Seymour Martin Lipset, ed., The Encyclopedia of Democracy (Congressional Quarterly Books, 1995).

"Locke's Antagonist, Jonas Proast," Locke Newsletter (1993).

"Toleration without Scepticism," Studies in Political Thought (1992).

"J.S. Mill and the Religion of Humanity," in J. Crimmins, ed., Religion, Secularization and Political Thought (Routledge, 1990).

"The Federal Citizen," in R. Olling and M. Westmacott, eds., Perspectives on Canadian Federalism (Prentice-Hall, 1988).

"On Liberty, Liberty and Censorship," Queen's Quarterly (1987).

"Moral Pluralism and the Liberal Mind," in J.M. Porter and Richard Vernon, eds., Utility, Plurality and Politics: Essays in Honour of F.M. Barnard (Croom Helm, 1986).

"The Political Self: Auguste Comte and Phrenology," History of European Ideas (1986).

"Auguste Comte and the Withering-Away of the State," Journal of the History of Ideas (1984).

(With S.V. La Selva) "Justifying Tolerance," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1984).

(With F.M. Barnard) "Recovering Politics for Socialism: Two Responses to the Language of Community," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1983).

"Citizenship in Industry: The Case of Georges Sorel," American Political Science Review (1981).

"The Disunity of Theory and Practice," Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory (1980).

"Politics as a Metaphor: Cardinal Newman and Professor Kuhn," Review of Politics (1979).

"Unintended Consequences," Political Theory (1979).

""Hayek's Residual Platonism," Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory (1978).

"Auguste Comte and 'Development': A Note," History and Theory (1978).

(With F.M. Barnard) "Socialist Pluralism and Pluralist Socialism," Political Studies (1977).

"The Great Society and the Open Society: Liberalism in Hayek and Popper," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1976).

"The Secular Political Culture: Three Views," Review of Politics (1975).

(With F.M. Barnard) "Pluralism, Participation and Politics: Reflections on the Intermediate Group," Political Theory (1975).

"Rationalism and Commitment in Sorel," Journal of History of Ideas (1973).