It's mid-December, which means it's time to start garnering nominations for the 2011 Albies, in honor of the great political economist Albert O. Hirschman.
To reiterate the criteria for what merits an Albie nomination:
I'm talking about any book, journal article, magazine piece, op-ed, or blog post published in the calendar year that made you rethink how the world works in such a way that you will never be able "unthink" the argument.
I know that this was a super-boring year for those interested in the global political economy, so it's going to be tough to find good material. Still, please try -- this is, I believe, the only year-end Top 10 list that neither Time nor The Atlantic has comandeered. Here's a link to my 2010 list for reference.
The winners will be announced on December 31st. In the meantime, readers are strongly encouraged to submit their nominations (with links if possible) in the comments.