From Peace, Conflict and Development is out, a special issue on approaches to peace and conflict — what is missing? An issue of Nations and Nationalism is free online, including Rogers Brubaker (UCLA): Religion and Nationalism: Four Approaches; and Farhat Shahzad (Ottawa): Forging the Nation as an Imagined Community. Andras Jakab (Max Planck): Defining the Borders of the Political Community: Constitutional Visions of the Nation. Ronald Maraden Parlindungan Silalahi and Veny Anindya Puspitasari (Bunda Mulia): Linguistic Regulation and Nation Character Building: The Neglected Phase of Development. Carl Mosk (Victoria): Why the Prince Consort Was Right: Nationalism, Economic Development, and Violence, 1800-2000. Nicholas Sambanis (Yale) and Moses Shayo (Princeton): Social Identification and Ethnic Conflict. Mihaela Carausan (NSPSPA): The Survival of the National State in a Globalised World. How empire ruled the world: Compared with the six hundred years of the Ottoman Empire and two millennia of (intermittent) Chinese imperial rule, the nation-state is a blip on the historical horizon. Anna Simons on sovereignty, the ultimate states’ rights argument. Dani Rodrik on the nation-state reborn. Tyler Brule on how national airlines are a country’s brand to the world.
A new issue of the Journal of Indigenous Social Development is out. From NYRB, Ronald Dworkin on why the mandate is constitutional — the real argument. From The Montreal Review, John Pahle on resistance and revision: Toward a new narrative of nonfiction. Markus Krajewski on his book Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. From Rain Taxi Review of Books, why Iowa? An essay on the Iowa Writer’s Workshop 75th Anniversary Reunion. From Jewish Political Studies Review, Dexter Van Zile updates the ancient infrastructure of Christian contempt: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center; and Manfred Gerstenfeld on the spiritual and professional development of two Christian founders of an English Holocaust institute. Do the United States and Mexico really want the drug war to succeed? With a mixture of righteous indignation and outrageous prankery, the hacker collective Anonymous has emerged as a surprisingly potent actor in global politics — but what do they actually want, and how should governments respond? The case for a global currency: Would it make more sense to have one currency for the entire world?
A new issue of Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology and Practical Philosophy is out. Kevin B. Anderson (UCSB): Marcuse’s and Fromm’s Correspondence with the Socialist Feminist Raya Dunayevskaya: A New Window on Critical Theory. From the 2012 Telos Conference “Space: Virtuality, Territoriality, Relationality”, Gary Shapiro on reading Nietzsche with Schmitt; and Matt Applegate on a virtual topography of the Manifesto. From Fast Capitalism, Gerry Coulter (Bishop’s): Jean Baudrillard’s Karl Marx: Productivist Ideology and the Future of the Left; and Baudrillard in the 21st Century (and After). Born-again Communism, or simply, Love Doctrine: The time of Imperial-White-Eurocentric-Patriarchal ideology is over — but there is a new wave coming which is non-white and non-male. A review of Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx by Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala (and more). Inside the factory, and out: A review of Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume One by Fredric Jameson. From News and Letters, Ron Kelch on Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists.