A new issue of the Journal for Public Deliberation is out. Loren King (Wilfrid Laurier): Seeing Like a Theorist. Mark C. Modak-Truran (Mississippi): Legitimation. Re'em Segev (HUJ): Moral Rightness and the Significance of Law: Why, How and When Mistake of Law Matters. Frank J. Garcia (BC): Between Cosmopolis and Community: Globalization and the Emerging Basis for Global Justice. Anca Gheaus (Sheffield): The Feasibility Constraint on the Concept of Justice. What’s the point of political philosophy? Alex Worsnip reviews Justice for Earthlings by David Miller. George W. Rainbolt reviews International Law as Social Construct: The Struggle for Global Justice by Carlo Focarelli. Chantal Mouffe and Rainer Forst discuss “Inclusive Democracy: On the Relationship Between Democracy and Justice”. A roundtable with Rainer Forst on "Towards a Critical Theory of Transnational Justice", with James Tully, Mattias Kumm, Antje Wiener, and Anthony F. Lang. Christine Korsgaard delivers the Pufendorf Lectures 2013 at Lund University, Sweden, on "The Natural History of the Good". Emily Coolidge Toker reviews Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity by Sonia Kruks. Kimberley Brownlee is the philosophical jig-jiving jaw-jaw of civil disobedience. From The University Bookman, Pedro Blas Gonzalez on human nature, allegory, and truth in Plato’s Republic (and part 2).
A new issue of New Politics is out. From Daedalus, Douglas S. Massey (Princeton): America's Immigration Policy Fiasco: Learning from Past Mistakes. From PS: Political Science and Politics, a special section on Louis Fisher is free online. From Guernica, Patrick Wrigley on how the protests in Turkey, and the government’s response, highlight a problem more complex than a single micro-managing autocrat; and waiting for Ataturk: Jennifer MacKenzie on Taksim, tear gas, and loving a tyrant because he feeds you. Hazem Kandil om the end of Islamism. From Crooked Timber, Rich Yeselson, John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi debate “fortress unionism”. Forget Rachel McAdams, Paul Krugman is the “mean girl” of economics. Marisa Linton, author of Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution, on what we can learn from the French Revolution. Scott McLemee on fall and winter scholarly books. Jack Shafer writes in praise of tabloid TV. Political violence and privilege: Matthew Harwood on why violent right-wing extremism doesn’t scare Americans. From The New Inquiry, Moira Weigel and Mal Ahern on further materials toward a theory of the man-child: Left theory’s response to the feminization of labor has been to cry for mommy. Jimmy Stamp on the evolution of the treble clef. Harrison Wolf on GettyCritics: Pointing out flaws in stock photography.
Charli Carpenter (UMass): Beware the Killer: Robots Inside the Debate over Autonomous Weapons. Rosa Brooks (Georgetown): Be Careful What You Wish For: Changing Doctrines, Changing Technologies and the Lower Cost of War. Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes (NYU): Drones and the Dilemma of Modern Warfare. William Funk (Lewis and Clark): Deadly Drones, Due Process, and the Fourth Amendment. Abigail R. Hall and Christopher J. Coyne (George Mason): The Political Economy of Drones. Andrew Erickson and Austin Strange (NWC): China Has Drones — Now What? When Beijing Will and Won't Use Its UAVs. Does the United States fully understand what it has wrought through the use of armed drones? The Drone War: Allison McCann, Evan Applegate, Lisa Charlotte Rost, and Josh Begley on a comprehensive map of lethal U.S. attacks. Why is Obama still blasting militants after he announced new drone rules? Because the rules are a joke. Drones are too slow to kill terrorists: John Arquilla on President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda. Drones for Jesus: David Swanson on the evangelist for drone warfare. The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military’s capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks a pilot is asked to do.