Ann Reed (North Dakota): Diaspora Tourism: The Heritage of Slavery in Ghana. From Pambazuka News, a special issue on reimagining another Africa: Food security, economic freedom and self-organising; and is Africa really rising? Ama Biney wonders. Timothy Spangler on a journey into Zimbabwe’s postcolonial subconscious. Is Africa really a drunken continent? The price of precious: Jeffrey Gettleman on how the minerals in our electronic devices have bankrolled unspeakable violence in the Congo. Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou on national institutions and subnational development in Africa. From the new Women Change Worlds blog, Beatrice Achieng Nas on poverty and the rural African girl. No need to dig: Many of Africa’s fastest-growing economies have not relied on oil or mining. Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Western Sahara, a land under occupation: For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco — there are growing fears of a return to arms. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay wars that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) may spin out of control, further destabilizing the country. Amanda Sperber on the Central African Republic’s death spiral (and more). An excerpt from Africa's Moment by Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Ray. The not-so-great professor: Howard W. French on Jeffrey Sachs' incredible failure to eradicate poverty in Africa. Where to from here for the African PhD? Karen MacGregor wonders.
John Yoo (UC-Berkeley): Lincoln at War. Darren Patrick (York): The Matter of Displacement: A Queer Urban Ecology of New York City's High Line. Pope Francis has a few thoughts about the global economy — Neil Irwin adds these 13 charts. Erik Voeten on bargaining theory and the Iran deal: What can bargaining theory tell us about the latest agreement with Iran? Noreen Malone on why Michelle Obama is a feminist, not a "feminist's nightmare". Stewart Patrick on Machiavelli, still shocking after five centuries. The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care: Michael Ignatieff reviews books on Machiavelli. How to stop the fighting, sometimes: Bringing an end to conflicts within states is vexatious — but history provides a guide to the ways that work best. Peter Lewis reviews On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History by Nicholas Basbanes. How pop culture helped win the Cold War: James Bond had a bigger role in winning the Cold War than you might think, argues historian Dominic Sandbrook. What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked? Matthew Hutson on how the more we see of a person's body the stupider they seem. Jonathan Coppage on the dawning age of the algorithmic assistant. Jordan Zakarin on the amazing origin story of Max Landis, a Hollywood wonder boy learning to use his powers for good, not evil.
Anna Carabelli (Piemonte Orientale) and Mario A. Cedrini (Turin): Globalization and Keynes's Ideal of a “Sounder Political Economy between All Nations”. Mohammad Amin (World Bank) and Simeon Djankov New Economic School (NES): Democracy and Regulatory Reforms. William F. Shughart II and Diana Weinert Thomas (Utah State): What Did Economists Do? Euvoluntary, Voluntary, and Coercive Institutions for Collective Action. Manuel Worsdorfer (Frankfurt): Von Hayek and Ordoliberalism on Justice. Richard Bronk (LSE): Hayek on the Wisdom of Prices: A Reassessment. Roger D. Congleton (West Virginia): The Contractarian Constitutional Political Economy of James Buchanan. Alexander William Salter (George Mason): James Buchanan and Contractarian Anarchy. Vlad Tarko (George Mason): The Role of Ideas in Political Economy. Peter J. Boettke (George Mason): What Should Classical Liberal Political Economists Do?; and Milton and Rose Friedman’s Free to Choose and its Impact in the Global Movement Toward Free Market Policy: 1979-2003. David Gauthier (Pittsburgh): Achieving Pareto-Optimality: Invisible Hands, Social Contracts, and Rational Deliberation. Luis Boscan reviews Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel and Political Theory by Liza Herzog. From Rationality, Markets and Morals, Danny Frederick on why social contract theory should be abandoned. Paul Weithman reviews Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond, ed. Martin O'Neill and Thad Williamson.