Citizenship and Rights: A Selected Bibliography by Richard Sobel

March 19th, 2017


Richard Sobel is a political scientist, and author and editor of eight books and numerous scholarly, law and policy articles. He is Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, and director of Cyber Privacy Project. He has contributed to Supreme Court amicus briefs on voting rights and identification. Richard Sobel discusses Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America Sunday, March 26 3pm at the Co-op. RSVP and details here.

See Bibliography in Citizenship as Foundation of Rights for more sources. Richard Sobel, 2017


Akhil Amar, America's Constitution, A Biography (Random House, 2006)


Appiah, Kwame Anthony, Cosmopolitanism, Ethics in a World of Strangers (Norton, 2006)


Ari Berman, Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Farrar, 2015)


Edwin Black, IBM and The Holocaust (Crown, 2001)


Joseph Carens, The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford, 2013)


John Cockrane, "Think Government is Intrusive Now? Wait Until E-Verify Kicks In," Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2013


John Dillin, "Repeal Employers Sanction, Senators Say," Christian Science Monitor, June 29, 1990


Elizabeth Foley, Liberty for All, Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality (Yale, 2006)


Jim Harper, "US to Share Biometric Data with Foreign Countries," CATO Institute, August 26, 2009.


Gerald Houseman, The Right to Mobility (Kennikat, 1979)


Alexander Keyssar, The Right to Vote, A Contested History of Democracy in the U.S. (Basic, 2000)


Mark Lerner, "Biometrics and Biblical Prophecy," Constitutional, 2015


Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here (New American Library, 2005)


Yo-Yo Ma, "Art for Life's Sake: A Roadmap from One Citizen Musician," Hanks Lecture, Kennedy Center, April 8, 2013


Lorraine Minnite, The Myth of Voter Fraud (Cornell, 2010)


Margaret Ormes, et al. NatureServe Citizen Science Strategy, NatureServe, 2014


Thom Patterson, "TSA rail, subway spot-checks raise privacy issues," CNN, January 28, 2012


William Rehnquist, All the Laws But One, Civil Liberties in Wartime (Vintage, 2000)


Peter Schuck and Rogers Smith, Citizenship without Consent (Yale, 1985)


Bruce Schneier, Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (Wiley 2000)


Robert Ellis Smith, "A National ID Card: A License to Live," Privacy Journal, 2002


Robert Ellis Smith, "The True Terror of Freedom is in the Card," New York Times Magazine, Septeberm 8, 1996


Rogers Smith, The Civic Ideals, Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in US History (Yale 1997)


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"The Right to Travel and Privacy: Intersecting Fundamental Freedoms," John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law, Summer 2014


"Opinion: New ID Rules Would Threaten Citizens' Rights,", June 13, 2013


"The Fourth Amendment Beyond Katz, Kyllow, and Jone: Reinstating Justifiable Reliance As A More Secure Constitutional Standard For Privacy," by Richard Sobel, Barry Horwitz, and Gerald Jenkins, Public Interest Law Journal, Winter 2013


"Further Down the Road with Hiibel: Pedestrians to Passengers," with John Fennell, Search and Seizure Law Report, Vol. 35:4, April 2008


The High Cost of ‘Free’ Photo Voter Identification Card, By Richard Sobel, June 2014


Ramon Torres, "The Right to Travel," Master's Thesis, Northwestern, 2012


Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy," Harvard Law Review, 1890.


Nathaniel Zebrowski, "Dr. Sobel on Personhood and Rights," Northwestern Chronicle, December 3, 2007


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