- Cameralism and Poliseiwissenschaft in Germanic Europe.
- The idea of welfare, public administration, and rights.
- Enlightened absolutism. French etatism.
- Non-European comparisons.
- Marc Raeff, “The Well-Ordered Police State and the Development of Modernity in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Europe: An Attempt at a Comparative Approach,” American Historical Review, vol. 80, 1975. pp. 1221-43.
- Caenegem, R. C. van. “Enlightened Absolutism,” in An Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
- Michel Foucault, “Governmentality,” in The Foucault Effect, eds. Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon and Peter Miller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
- Arnold J. Heidenheimer, “Politics, Policy and Policey as Concepts in English and Continental Languages: An Attempt to Explain Divergences.” The Review of Politics 48, no. 01 (December 1986): 3.
- Thomas More, Utopia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Andre Wakefield, “Bad Cameralists and Disordered Police States,” The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
- Jeffreys, Elaine, ed. China’s Governmentalities: Governing Change, Changing Government. Routledge, 2009.
- “Elizabethan laws.”