Andreas Follesdal (Oslo): Federalism. Marco Goldoni (Antwerp): Montesquieu and the "French" Model of Separation of Powers. Barbara Luppi (UNIMORE) and Francesco Parisi (Minnesota): Politics With(Out) Coase. Armin Schafer (MPIfG): Republican Liberty and Compulsory Voting. Olivier Ledoit (Zurich): Choice Democracy. Alon Harel (HUJ) and Moses Shayo (Princeton): Which Preferences Can Democracy Serve? Jurg Martin Gabriel (ETH Zurich): Definitions Matter: Reflections on Political Science Concept Formation. Johann-Albrecht Meylahn (Pretoria): Seeking the Good (Peace) of the Republic: The Violence Against and of Difference in Defining the Public Space. David Wiens (Michigan): Engineering Global Justice: Achieving Success Through Failure Analysis. Eric D. Blumenson (Suffolk): Economic Rights as Group Rights. Rainer Forst (Frankfurt): Transnational Justice and Democracy. From the forthcoming Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law, the entry on coercion. An excerpt from Governance Without a State? Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood. An interview with John Finnis on natural law theory. The introduction to Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation. Why do people defend unjust, inept, and corrupt systems? Agonism and the Law: A review of Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy by Bonnie Honig and Law and Agonistic Politics. Seyla Benhabib on democratic sovereignty and international law. Disrupting Democracy: Keya Dannenbaum on ElectNext, her "OkCupid of Politics", and the future of elections. The first chapter from Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice by Kristen Renwick Monroe. Are all politics still local? John Sides investigates.