John A. HALL

McGill University

John A. Hall

John A. Hall is the James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology at McGill University in Montreal. His work moves between social theory and historical cases, using each to help correct the other. At present he is writing a book on nations, states and empires.

Email: john.a.hall [at] mcgill.ca
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Recent publications

John A. Hall, “Our Current Sense of Anxiety,” in N. Laor and R. Sassower, eds, The Impact of Critical Rationalism: Essays for I.C. Jarvie (Springer, in press).

John A. Hall, “The End of Empires,” in Peter Bang, C. A. Bayly and Walter Scheidel, eds, The Oxford World History of Empire (Oxford University Press, in press).

John A. Hall and John Campbell, “Governance, Knowledge and Crisis in the Developed World: The Use of Expertise in the 2008 Financial Meltdown,” [in press, for a Chinese volume].

John Campbell and John A. Hall, The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism and the Financial Crisis (Princeton University Press 2017).

Shana Cohen and John A. Hall, “Jewish Conditions, Theories of Nationalism: Introduction,” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 30: 119-217.

John A. Hall, “Taking Megalomanias Seriously: Rough Notes,” Thesis Eleven 139:1 (2017): 30-45.

John A. Hall, “On Political Decency,” in Ralph Schroeder, ed., Global Powers (Cambridge University Press 2016): 89-106.

Ali Zeren and John A. Hall, “Seizing the Day or Passing the Baton? Power, Illusion and Empire,” in T.V. Paul, ed., The Challenge of Rising Powers (Cambridge University Press 2016): 111-130.

Liliana Riga and John A. Hall, “Jewish Conditions, Theories of Nationalism: Cartographical Notes,” Nations and Nationalism 22:2 (2016): 371–390.

John A. Hall, “Interview with Anthony D. Smith,” Nations and Nationalism 22:1 (2016): 6-19.

John A. Hall, Ove Korsgaard and Ove K. Pedersen, eds, Building the Nation: Nikolai Grundtvig and Danish National Identity (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2015).

John Campbell and John A. Hall, The World of States (Bloomsbury 2015).

John A. Hall, “Varieties of State Experience,” in Stephan Leibfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah D. Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John D. Stephens, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State (Oxford University Press 2015).

Jason O. Jensen and John A. Hall, “Why Denmark did not become Switzerland,” in John A. Hall, Ove Korsgaard and Ove K. Pedersen, eds, Building the Nation: Nikolai Grundtvig and Danish National Identity (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2015).

John Campbell and John A. Hall, “Small States, Nationalism and Institutional Capacities: An Explanation of the Difference in Response of Ireland and Denmark to the Financial Crisis,” European Journal of Sociology 56:1 (2015): 143-74.

John Campbell and John A. Hall, “The World of States,” World Financial Review (March/April 2015): 9-11.

John A. Hall, “Nations, States and Empires,” in G. John Ikenberry, ed., Power, Order, and Change in World Politics (Cambridge University Press 2014): 263-85.

John A. Hall, “Modern Societies,” in Masamichi Sasaki, Jack Goldstone, Ekkart Zimmermann, and Stephen Sanderson, eds, The Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology (Brill 2014): 58-74.

John A. Hall, “A New Paradigm?” European Journal of Sociology 55 (2014): 451-57.

Jason O. Jensen amd John A. Hall, “The Decomposition of the Oldenburg Imperial Monarchy,” Nations and Nationalism 20:4 (2014): 742-59.

John A. Hall, The Importance of Being Civil: The Struggle for Political Decency (Princeton University Press 2013).

John A. Hall and Siniša Malešević, eds, Nationalism and War (Cambridge University Press 2013).

John A. Hall, “State and Nation,” in Benedikte Brincker, ed., Introduction to Political Sociology (Reitzel 2013): 211-29.

Natalka Patsiurko, John Campbell and John A. Hall, “Nation-State Size, Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance in the Advanced Capitalist Countries,” New Political Economy 18:6 (2013): 827-44.

John A. Hall, “Afterword,” in Peter Fibiger Bang and Dariusz Kolodziejczyk, eds, Universal Empire: A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History (Cambridge University Press 2012): 304-309.

John A. Hall, “The Transformation of Europe: Banalities of Success,” in T.V. Paul, ed., International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation (Cambridge University Press 2012): 233-254.

John A. Hall and Siniša Malešević, “The Political Sociology of Power,” in Mark Haugaard and Kevin Ryan, eds, Political Power: The Development of the Field (IPSA and Budrich Publishers 2012): 161-184.

John A. Hall, “Two Cheers for Modernity,” in Brian Cowan and Leigh Yetter, eds, Publicity and Privacy in Early Modern Europe: Reflections on Michael McKeon’s The Secret History of Domesticity, in History Compass 10 (2012): 708-713.

John A. Hall, “A Singular Contribution,” Czech Sociological Review 48:6 (2012): 1169-1170.

John A. Hall, “How can we be sure?” Journal of Political Power 5:2 (2012): 327-332.

Natalka Patsiurko, John Campbell and John A. Hall, “Measuring Cultural Diversity: Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization in the OECD,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35:2 (2012): 195-217. Reprinted in Steven Vertovec, ed., Migration and Diversity (Edward Elgar 2013)]