Uwe Krause (Fontys): The Atlas of European Values Project: Mapping the Values of Europeans for Educational Purposes. Marius R. Busemeyer (Konstanz) and Achim Goerres (Duisburg-Essen): Varieties of Capitalism, Education and Inequalities in Political Participation. Richard Bellamy (UCL) and Dario Castiglione (Exeter): Three Models of Democracy, Political Community and Representation in the EU. Miguel Poiares Maduro (EUI): A New Governance for the European Union and the Euro: Democracy and Justice. Christian Joerges (Bremen): Europe's Economic Constitution in Crisis. Henry Farrell reviews Making the European Monetary Union by Harold James. Why won’t the Eurozone disintegrate? Deniz Kellecioglu investigates. Mareike Kleine reviews Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible by Daniel Finke, Thomas Konig, Sven-Oliver Proksch, and George Tsebelis. The reassertion of the political: Nick Holdstock interviews Tariq Ali on the future of European citizenship. European disunion done right: The “old empire” offers surprising lessons for the European Union today.


Jens-Uwe Franck and Kai Purnhagen (LMU): Homo Economicus, Behavioural Sciences, and Economic Regulation: On the Concept of Man in Internal Market Regulation and Its Normative Basis. Bruno S. Frey and Lasse Steiner (Zurich): Political Economy: Success or Failure? From The Atlantic Monthly, Intel's Genevieve Bell talks about why we adopt some gadgets and spurn others — and why tech companies underestimate female users; and in Silicon Valley, a new wave of tech companies is trying to enforce fun. Animated infographic: Watch as America’s stadiums pile up on the backs of taxpayers through the years. From Catapult, the local newspaper, an endangered species of late, has been a critical chronicler of places around the world, recording the life of many communities in a way no history book ever would. Reginald Smith on black bookstores in the United States: A short view by the numbers. The American Dream is alive and well in Texas: Texas Public Policy Foundation's president Brooke Rollins on the direction of the Republican Party of Texas and what it's like to be one of Ronald Reagan's "happy warriors".


Saule T. Omarova (UNC): The Merchants of Wall Street: Banking, Commerce, and Commodities. Kimmo Eriksson (Stockholm) and Brent Simpson (South Carolina): What Do Americans Know About Inequality? It Depends on How You Ask Them. From The Atlantic Monthly, Charles Fishman on the insourcing boom: An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States; and James Fallows on how labor developments in China and new technology in the U.S. may reverse the decades-long relocation of American jobs to Asia. There is a big and growing bubble in farm land prices across the Midwest, and this bubble will pop, sooner or later — the result will be a rash of failed farms and rural misery. From City Journal, Guy Sorman on a brief history of American prosperity: An entrepreneurial culture and the rule of law have nourished the nation’s economic dynamism. David R. Henderson reviews A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity by Luigi Zingales. From the series “The United States of Subsidies”, as companies seek tax deals, governments pay high price. CEOs talk about shared sacrifice, but the only thing they want to share is your retirement money with their wealthy friends.


From HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Sherry B. Ortner (UCLA): Against Hollywood: American Independent Film as a Critical Cultural Movement; and Caroline Humphrey (Cambridge): Favors and "Normal Heroes": The Case of Postsocialist Higher Education. Why do huge stories sometimes go unreported? Lorraine Adams on the truth behind the headlines. Forget ideals of milk and honey: Peace is found in the grit of everyday life, in a town that takes in troubled strangers. Jamais Cascio on Singularity 1 on 1: You matter, your choices make a difference. A history of the unaffiliated: Matthew S. Hedstrom on how the “spiritual not religious” gospel has spread. Although the word “spirituality” has Christian origins it has now moved well beyond these — indeed beyond religion itself. Don't cut Social Security — double it. Rolf Potts on how the murder of Tabor College defensive lineman Brandon Brown in Kansas shakes town, raises questions. Does changing the man at the top really have a beneficial effect on struggling teams? Benjamin Shapiro on why music scenes are for idiots. Sam McNerney on why your opinion about music can be wrong.


Roi Wagner (Tel Aviv): Silence as Resistance Before the Subject, or Could the Subaltern Remain Silent? Jayan Nayar (Warwick): The Politics of Hope and the Other-in-the-World: Thinking Exteriority. From Ctheory, David Cecchetto reviews In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity by Ted Hiebert. From the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, Piotr Stalmaszczyk reviews The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism by Paul M. Livingston; Fabian Van Onzen reviews In Praise of Love by Alain Badiou; and a review of Biopolitical Experience: Foucault, Power and Positive Critique by Claire Blencowe. David Sessions on Emmanuel Levinas and the receding possibility of the Infinite. Utopia and reality: An interview with Stephen Eric Bronner, author of Mod­ernism at the Barricades: Aesthetics, Politics, and Uto­pia. Peter Maravelis interviews Arthur Kroker, author of Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway. Jim Vernon reviews Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference by Henry Somers-Hall. Lesley Chamberlain reviews Derrida: A Biography by Benoit Peeters.

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