Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather consider the latest episodes of Gossip Girl and Glee, focusing on the obligations of rulership, the selectorate, opting out of the social order, the wheel of fortune, and inter- vs. intra-subjective conceptions of the self.
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On the Selectorate Theory: Bueno de Mesquita et al., The Logic of Political Survival
On Social Constraints on Rulers: Chester Barnard, The Functions of the Executive
On Opting Out: Albert Hirschman, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States
On Misreading: Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence and A Map of Misreading: With a New Preface
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