Josiah Ober

Stanford University - Department of Classics

Professor

Building 110

Stanford, CA 94305-2080

United States

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

The Original Meaning of 'Democracy': Capacity to Do Things, Not Majority Rule

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 090704
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Oct 2007
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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democracy, demos, Greece, Athens

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Fortifications and Democracy in the Ancient Greek World

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2018
Josiah Ober and Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University - Department of Classics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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Democracy, Ancient Greece, Athens, Walls and Democracy, Taxation, War

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Socrates and Democratic Athens: The Story of the Trial in its Historical And Legal Contexts

Cambridge Companion to Socrates, 2006, Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 070602
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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Socrates, citizenship, Athenian democracy

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Thucydides and the Invention of Political Science

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 110515
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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Thucydides as Prospect Theorist

Princeton/Stanford Working Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Jul 2012
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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prospect theory, Thucydides, behavioral econoomics

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Athenian Military Performance in the Archidamian War: Thucydides on Democracy and Knowledge

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 090702
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Nov 2008
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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democracy, war, Athens

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Is Development Uniquely Modern? Athens on the Doorstep

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2015
Indiana University Bloomington - Ostrom Workshop, Stanford University - Department of Classics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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economic and political development, rule of law, institutions, property rights, natural state, open access

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'I Besieged that Man': Democracy’s Revolutionary Start

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 110513
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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The Sparta Game: Violence, Proportionality, Austerity, Collapse

Forthcoming, Paul Millett. How to Do Things with History. Oxford University Press.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Dec 2016
Josiah Ober and Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University - Department of Classics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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Ancient Greece, Economic decline, violence, Sparta

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Comparing Democracies: A Spatial Method with Application to Ancient Athens

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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democracy, comparative political history

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Development and Political Theory in Classical Athens

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jun 2015
Indiana University Bloomington - Ostrom Workshop, Stanford University - Department of Classics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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development, political development, political theory, classical athens

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Democratic Athens as an Experimental System: History and the Project of Political Theory

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 110512
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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Natural Capacities and Democracy as a Good-in-Itself

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 070604
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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From Epistemic Diversity to Common Knowledge: Rational Rituals and Publicity in Democratic Athens

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 070603
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics
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Epistemic Democracy in Classical Athens: Sophistication, Diversity, and Innovation

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics

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city-state, aggregated knowledge, epistemic, democracy , collective wisdom , Athens

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Thucydides on Athens’ Democratic Advantage in the Archidamian War

Posted: 10 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics

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democratic advantage, Collective action, knowledge management, Thucydides, Corinth, coordinated cooperation, social knowledge, Athens

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Access, Fairness, and Transaction Costs: Nikophon's Law on Silver Coinage (Athens: 375/4 BC)

Posted: 10 Jul 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics

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state’s capacity, Athens, transaction costs, Nikophon, silver coinage, formal rules, fairness, sanctions

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What the Ancient Greeks Can Tell Us About Democracy

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 11, June 2008, Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 090703
Posted: 06 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2009
Josiah Ober
Stanford University - Department of Classics

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classical theory, Greece, civic identity, political criticism, culture