Since decolonisation in the 1960s the debate on the virtues of liberal imperialism and the limits of democracy has never appeared more contemporary than now. Here are some of the most relevant voices - both moderns and classics.
- Fifteenth Anniversary Issue Celebration of the Journal of Democracy — "Building Democracy After Conflict", January 13, 2005 — Washington. Featuring Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, Larry Goodson, Gerald Knaus, and Marc F. Plattner
- Seminar Series at Oxford University — "State-Building: Governance and Development under International Administrations", January-March 2005. This series will bring together experiences from the Balkans and from elsewhere on state building, international protectorates and economic developments.
- Debate between ESI President Gerald Knaus and Nicholas Whyte, director of the International Crisis Group's Europe Programme, on the international presence in the Balkans (first published in NATO Review, Winter 2004 - "Historical change in the Balkans").
J. A. Hobson, Imperialism
T. R. Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj
Burke's Writings and Speeches, Empire and Community
P.J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism
A. P. Thornton, The Imperial Idea and Its Enemies
Eric Stokes, The English Utilitarians in India