A new issue of Ethics and Global Politics is out, including Fred Dallmayr (Notre Dame): Cosmopolitanism: In Search of Cosmos. The first chapter from On Global Justice by Mathias Risse. Kenneth W. Abbott (ASU), Philipp Genschel (Jacobs), Duncan Snidal (Oxford) and Bernhard Zangl (Munich): Orchestration: Global Governance through Intermediaries. The introduction to A Global Parliament: Essays and Articles by Richard Falk and Andrew Strauss. You can download Global Administrative Law: the Casebook, 3rd ed., ed. S. Cassese, B. Carotti, L. Casini, E. Cavalieri, E. MacDonald, M. Macchia, and M. Savino. From the International Peace Institute, you can download The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions. The Atlantic Charter: David Brazier, Martyna Minkowska on revitalizing the spirit of the founding of the United Nations over seventy years past. A review of Governing the World: The History of an Idea by Mark Mazower (and more and more). Make law, not war: How to solve spats over sea borders. A review of Global Health Governance by Jeremy Youde. Don’t count on enhanced global governance: Global economic cooperation can help mitigate many economic problems, but it is often difficult to justify, and even more difficult to achieve.
A new issue of Speculations is out. From re-public, a series of article on 3D printing. The new MakerBot replicator might just change your world. Nate Silver on the statistical state of the presidential race. Electoral College Math: The Princeton Election Consortium has a simpleminded approach to the U.S. presidential race — and a great track record. Jill Filipovic on the moral case for sex before marriage: Condemning premarital sex and promoting abstinence are not working — lasting, loving relationships are made through intimacy. Killed over what? A look at some of the lamest motives for murder. We're All Don Quixote Now: Sean Bell on the betrayal of tomorrow's artists. Malcolm Harris on the thing that sets Walter White and Jesse Pinkman apart from their competitors: color. From First Things, Thomas Joseph White and R. R. Reno on a mandate to disobey. Joe McCarthy would understand: Consider, as does Andrew Bacevich, the curious case of “Jerry” Boykin. From Greater Good, Jason Marsh on why inequality is bad for the one percent. Robert Clemm reviews Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World by Larrie D. Ferreiro.
Fredrick E. Vars and Amanda E. Adcock (Alabama): Do the Mentally Ill Have a Right to Bear Arms? From City Limits, a special investigative look at the effect of gun politics on the gun industry and policing in New York City. Jarrett Murphy on how the gun industry got rich stoking fear about Obama. Guns 'R Us: Jeanne Marie Laskas on buying guns in America. We are two countries now, and it's the space between that's scary — there are guns there, and no laws. Is Chicago’s new gun law legal? Geoffrey Johnson wonders. Taking aim: Dave Kopel on how politicians could learn a lot about responsibility from gun owners. A look at why black women want handguns. Our romance with guns: David Cole reviews Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler, The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control by Franklin E. Zimring, and Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America by David M. Kennedy. From The Rumpus, Patrick Walsh on guns and the American. Andrew Chow on 5 common myths about concealed carry laws. Garden & Gun claws its way back from the brink.
George Selgin (Georgia): The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States. From PopMatters, Colin McGuire writes in defense of not buying into '90s nostalgia. From Doublethink, Patrick Howley on the failure of Conan O’Brien. Suzanne Mettler and John Sides on the 96 Percent: What the data reveal is striking — nearly all Americans (96%) have relied on the federal government to assist them. Jonathan Chait takes a peek into the fantasy world of the persecuted rich: It seems Romney has come to believe his own bullshit. Ezra Klein on the case for raising taxes on capital gains. Why are reference works still important? Robert Faber wants to know. The introduction to Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schull. An Illustrated Bestiary: In your journey through the Econ Blogosphere, you will be beset by a great many curious and interesting species of EconoTroll. From Green Left Weekly, Jeff Conant takes a look at the dark side of the “green economy”. In Land of Strangers, Ash Amin presents an insightful exploration of the moral and material basis of how to nurture a sense of togetherness in a society of relative strangers.
Michael Lacewing (Heythrop): Could Psychoanalysis Be a Science? From the latest issue of Interpersona, Victor Karandashev (Aquinas), Megan Benton (MSU), Candace Edwards (GVSU), and Vanessa Wolters (Roosevelt): Development of Attachment in Romantic Relationship of Young Adults with Different Love Styles; Felix Neto (Porto): Compassionate Love for a Romantic Partner, Love Styles and Subjective Well-Being; and Billy Kidd and Magy Martin (Walden) and Don Martin (Youngstown State): A Qualitative Study of the Role of Friendship in Late Adolescent and Young Adult Heterosexual Romantic Relationships. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America; to most researchers and scientists, that’s a very bad thing. The 90-year divide: Nearly a century ago, rival approaches to psychiatry fractured the profession — the grand argument is far from over. Liam Hennessy reviews What is Madness? by Darian Leader. Beyond the brain: In the 1990s, scientists declared that schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were pure brain disorders that would eventually yield to drugs; now they are recognizing that social factors are among the causes, and must be part of the cure. Psychology today: What should Christians make of neuroscience?