From the European Journal of International Law, Armin von Bogdandy (Frankfurt) and Ingo Venzke (Amsterdam): In Whose Name? An Investigation of International Courts’ Public Authority and Its Democratic Justification; Stephan W. Schill (Max Planck): W(h)ither Fragmentation? On the Literature and Sociology of International Investment Law; and Rafael Domingo (Navarra): Gaius, Vattel, and the New Global Law Paradigm. From Cadmus Journal, a special issue on Human Capital, including Andreas Bummel on social evolution, global governance and a World Parliament; from European Union to World Union: John McClintock on building effective and democratic global governance; Winston P. Nagan and Garry Jacobs on a new paradigm for global rule of law; Garry Jacobs and Ivo Slaus on limits to growth to limitless growth; John Scales Avery on entropy and economics; and getting risks right: Patrick Liedtke on thoughts about increasing the resilience of the global social and economic system. No globalisation without representation: This is the basis for objecting to the current institutions of global governance.
From Hispanic Issues, a special issue on Hispanic Literatures and the Question of a Liberal Education. Women and children first: Eric Michael Johnson, in conversation with eminent evolutionary biologists Sarah Hrdy and Robert Trivers, explores how Mother Nature and the social network that nurtured our past have been remembered at last (and more). From National Review, Jay Nordlinger on Nobel nuggets (in 5 parts). From The Science Creative Quarterly, waiting to inhale: Why it hurts to hold your breath. Rachel Maddow, the lovable wonk: With the release of her latest book, Drift, MSNBC’s biggest star shows once again why she's captured the liberal imagination (and more and more). Danger in paradise: An article on the hidden hazards of volcano geotourism. An interview with Ben Hellwarth, author of Sealab: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor. Shocking images back up what The Village Voice has been reporting for years: New York City's jails are houses of horror. A review of With the Hand: A History of Masturbation by Mels van Driel. From World Policy Journal, when should language be restricted?
From The Space Review, is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, of deep space human spaceflight? Charles E. Miller wanders; and Jeff Foust on the long-term vision thing. Big History raises some big questions about our place in the universe and our future trajectory as a species — above all, it forces us to ask: How unique are we humans? Back to the Final Frontier: Neil deGrasse Tyson lays out what it will take for America to remain the leading superpower in space. An excerpt from Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson. From The National Interest, who should speak for the Earth? Paul Pillar on international and interplanetary relations. The "Wow!" Signal: One man's search for SETI's most tantalizing trace of alien life. Space mogul: David Owen on Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic, and space travel. Does E.T. believe in God? A review of Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique by John Gribbin. Will Oremus on the crazy, awesome plan hatched by billionaires to mine asteroids for platinum. Here are 6 myths everyone believes about space (thanks to movies).