Steven A. Samson (Liberty): Global Governance: The Ideological Kenosis of the West. Josep Colomer (Georgetown): Global Governance: Types of Goods and Institutional Rules. Gianluigi Palombella (Parma): Global Legislation and its Discontents. Alan O. Sykes (NYU): When Is International Law Useful? Johan Karlsson Schaffer (Oslo): Deliberative Democracy in Transnational Governance: Agency, Representation and Legitimacy. Giovanni Finizio (Torino): The Democratization of the United Nations. Anna Spain (Colorado): The U.N. Security Council's Duty to Decide. Dan Smith on the UN High Level Panel’s Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals. Andrea O Suilleabhain on how small states bring big ideas to the United Nations. Martin Hearson reviews Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing and What We Can Do About It by Ian Goldin (and more and more). Do we need new global institutions? Ian Goldin wonders. You can download Global Democracy and its Difﬁculties, ed. Anthony J. Langlois and Karol Edward Soltan (2009). Mark Leon Goldberg on why Angelina Jolie means so much to the United Nations.
Moshe Yanovskiy (Gaidar Institute): Rebuilding the Democracy of the Taxpayer. From the inaugural issue of Symposium Magazine: Where Academia Meets Public Life, Carnegie Mellon’s Ariel D. Procaccia on how game theory is useful, except when it is not; how do bad numbers get into circulation in our political discourse, and how do they stay there, even after being refuted? Columbia’s Andrew Gelman investigates; and Rice’s Rick K. Wilson on the war on social science: Congress is heading into dangerous territory as it decides what basic scientific research should be. From Foreign Affairs, Adam Posen reviews The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin; and Brad DeLong reviews After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead by Alan S. Blinder. From Edge, who and/or what as fresh and new at Sci/Foo 2013? Meet Reggie Walton, the chief justice of America’s secret supreme court. Why are testicles kept in a vulnerable dangling sac? It’s not why you think. Stuart A. Reid on the education of Rand Paul: In today’s GOP, he’s what passes for moderate. Roger Berkowitz on misreading Eichmann in Jerusalem: Hannah Arendt's dispatches from Adolf Eichmann's trial did not portray him as a robotic bureaucrat, but as a fanatical “joiner” convinced he was serving a higher good. Truckin’: Chris Bertram on ten years of the blog Crooked Timber.
Five years after launch, ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg and Richard Tofel reflect on the nonprofit’s early days, getting readers involved in investigations, and the health of nonprofit journalism. Is Marty Baron the man to fix The Washington Post? The paper's new executive editor avoids new-media buzzwords, abhors self-promotion, and espouses traditional journalistic values. A new kind of activist journalism: Jan Schaffer on when finding solutions are part of journalists’ job, too. The Citizen Journalist: George Packer on the fast, fun career of Andrew Breitbart. Meagan Hatcher-Mays read the Daily Mail — everything that a self-identified feminist and crusader for social justice ought to despise — because she’s a Monster. "What part of Politico do you not understand?": Isaac Chotiner interviews John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei on the dark art of driving the conversation. Columbia J-School looks to shed “old school” image with curriculum revamp. Selling out for sponsored content: Michael Serazio on how publishers of sponsored content are playing fast and loose with credibility, the “unique value proposition” journalism has to offer. Sushi, muffins, and hipsters: Noreen Malone on a complete guide to gentrification in The New York Times.