From The Social Contract, a special issue on Canada. From C2C Journal, a special issue on sex, gender and politics. Kirsty Gover (Melbourne): When Tribalism Meets Liberalism: Human Rights and Indigenous Boundary Problems in Canada. The great Quebecois language balance: Ludovic Langlois-Therien reviews L’Interculturalisme: Un Point du Vue Quebecois by Gerard Bouchard. Glen Coulthard on indigenous peoples and the "politics of recognition". Linda Besner on discovering Montreal’s vibrant Deaf culture. What's happened to CanLit? In classrooms today, cultural nationalism seems to be a non-starter. You can download The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture by Ian Angus (2013). Andrew Potter on why Rob Ford is the Amy Winehouse of Canadian politics. Why can’t Canada win the Stanley Cup? Nate Silver investigates. Frank magazine to live again as a political satire website in October. Arika Okrent on 24 Canadianisms way more interesting than "Eh?"
Melanie Rudd and Jennifer Aaker (Stanford) and Michael I. Norton (Harvard): Getting the Most Out of Giving: Pursuing Concretely-Framed Prosocial Goals Maximizes Happiness. Molly Knight on the Hollywood fast life of Stalker Sarah: The 17-year-old celebrity chaser is easily the most famous fan in the world. Why is there a skeptical movement? Daniel Loxton investigates. John Breuilly on a history of nationalism. Lydia DePillis on just how guilty you should feel when your new shirt says “made in X”. Can we eliminate inequality arising from corruption, sweetheart deals, and information asymmetry? Emmanuel Saez and David Grusky on the case for making tax policy our anti-inequality weapon. Alex Pareene on College Republicans’ plan for GOP rebranding: Seem tolerant. Inside tracks: James Surowiecki on the ongoing scourge of insider trading.
From APSR, a forum on the debate over genopolitics, including James H. Fowler (UCSD) and Christopher T. Dawes (NYU): In Defense of Genopolitics; Kristen Diane Deppe, Scott F. Stoltenberg, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing (Nebraska): Candidate Genes and Voter Turnout: Further Evidence on the Role of 5-HTTLPR; and Evan Charney (Duke) and William English (Harvard): Genopolitics and the Science of Genetics. “In vitro eugenics” is coming, predicts bioethicist Robert Sparrow — it will be possible to use stem cell technology to breed better humans in a Petri dish. Razib Khan on the inevitability of eugenics — as preventative health. Who's your daddy? Daniel Engber on the perils of personal genomics. Is human enhancement cheating? The answer will affect sports, schools, and the battlefield of the future.
Jordan J. Paust (Houston): Use of Military Force in Syria by Turkey, NATO, and the United States. Santo Milasi (Rome II): Top Marginal Taxation and Economic Growth. Theodore Dalrymple on the discriminating philistine: Banksy’s wit and talent don’t excuse his vandalism and juvenility. From TNR, Tim Wu on the right to evade regulation: How big business hijacked the First Amendment; and Peter jukes on how the British hacking scandal crosses the Atlantic: Why wouldn't Fox's parent company tell the network that the Justice Department had searched the communications of one of a Fox reporter? David Cay Johnston on how inequality is rising, all thanks to government policies. From Swans, Michael Barker on the mystical genius of Ervin Laszlo (and part 2). Dylan Matthews on everything you need to know about the nominations showdown, in one FAQ.
A new issue of Air and Space Power Journal is out. From FDL, a book salon on National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism by Melvin A. Goodman. The Enemy-Industrial Complex: Tom Engelhardt on how to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe (and part 2). James Holmes reviews Mayday: The Twilight of American Naval Superiority by Seth Cropsey. Mackubin Thomas Owens reviews Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps by Aaron B. O'Connell. Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Faggot: Hamilton Nolan goes inside Marine Corps Boot Camp. Growing up military: Children living overseas learn cultural skills and face unique challenges. Anu Bhagwati on why the military needs to recruit and promote more women. In the crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran — the result was tragic.
From the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, here is the entry on democratization and democratic transition by Donatella Della Porta and Federico M. Rossi. Although today’s world is more interdependent than ever, it is still a jigsaw puzzle of sovereign states: Michel Foucher explains the world’s new geography. Population bomb so wrong: Martin Lewis on how electricity, development, and TV reduce fertility. Michelle Lhooq on country crushes: What makes the global culture industry fall for some countries and not others? The humble hero: Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade. Karissa Gerhke on the unification of a global working class: Fast food workers strike across the USA, a garment factory collapses in Bangladesh — is it time for the global working class to mount a unified resistance? The introduction to Genocide Matters: Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives, ed. Joyce Apsel and Ernesto Verdeja.
Assaf Razin (Tel Aviv): Migration into the Welfare State: Tax and Migration Competition. Josep Colomer (Georgetown): The More Parties, the Greater Policy Stability. Join Wall Street, save the world: Some people join the Peace Corps to do good — but a few have concluded that joining hedge funds is a better way to save the world. Elizabeth Chin on what Jason Richwine should have heard from his PhD committee. On Pankaj Mishra: Thomas Meaney on why a passionate history of global alternatives to liberal capitalism becomes an exercise in nostalgia. From PopMatters, J.C. Macek on creepy myths, curses and urban legends of Hollywood. Adam Rothstein on the accumulation of ruin-space: The earth is becoming a solid mass of scar tissue, as the tracks of human endeavor scour crosshatching into its surface. Gavin McInnes on how gays didn’t kill marriage, divorce did.
Clement Levallois (Erasmus), John A. Clithero (CalTech), Paul Wouters (Leiden), A. Smidts (Erasmus), and Scott Huettel (Duke): Translating Upwards: Linking the Neural and Social Sciences via Neuroeconomics. Seth I. Stephens-Davidowitz (Harvard): Using Google Data to Predict Who Will Vote. Filippo Trevisan (Glasgow): Social Engines and Social Science: A Revolution in the Making. Nostalgia for the natives: Jeremy F. Walton reviews Napoleon Chagnon’s My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists (and more). From LSE Review of Books, Maria Kuecken reviews A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences by Gary Goertz and James Mahoney; and Donna Peach reviews Social Research After the Cultural Turn. Why launch a new journal? An interview with Joe Sedransk and Roger Tourangeau, editors of the upcoming Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM). What is the value of social science?
Joseph E. Uscinski and Matthew Atkinson (Miami): Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? The Role of Informational Cues and Predispositions. From Harvard Law Review, a special section on privacy and technology, including Daniel J. Solove (GWU): Introduction: Self-Management and the Consent Dilemmas. From Guernica, transforming pornography: Sinnamon Love on black porn for black women. Holler if ya read me: Darren Sands on how African-American writers and readers fret over the future of thug lit. Andrew Lawless interviews Carl Freedman, author of The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power. From Books and Ideas, Guillaume Mazeau and Jeanne Moisand interview Yves Citton and Myriam Revault d’Allonnes on revolution and the crisis of temporality. What’s happening in Turkey? Josh Marshall wants to know (and more by Ahmed E. Souaiaia). Dorian Jones on Turkey: Prosperity for a few, hardship for many.
A new issue of Pathways is out. Stanley Feldman (Stony Brook), Cindy D. Kam (Vanderbilt) and Steven M. Fazzari and Steven S. Smith (WUSTL): Public Attitudes about Macroeconomic Policy in the US. Robert A. Moffitt (Johns Hopkins): The Great Recession and the Social Safety Net. From Dollars and Sense, John Miller on why the chained CPI is bad for seniors and for accuracy; and unemployment is down, so what's the problem? Stanley Aronowitz on reversing the labor movement’s free fall. The hourglass society: Stewart Lansley on America and its discontents. Mike Alberti and Kevin C. Brown on the rise and fall of guaranteed income. A “class traitor” shows a system at its breaking point and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy reviews Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream by Robert A.G. Monks.