Lorne Sossin (York): Administrative Justice in an Interconnected World. Thom Brooks (Durham): How Global is Global Justice? Towards a Global Philosophy. Benjamin McKean (OSU): Disposing Individuals to Solidarity in the Theory and Practice of Global Justice. Iason Gabriel (Oxford): Explaining Inaction in the Face of Extreme Poverty: Why We Come Up Short. Ilan Benshalom (HUJ): How to Redistribute? A Critical Examination of Methods to Promote Global Wealth Redistribution. You can download A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality by James Foster, Suman Seth, Michael Lokshin, and Zurab Sajaia. Here are sample chapters from The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton. The global upper class makes 32 times as much as the global lower class. The typical American household is richer than 93 percent of the world — meanwhile, the typical Indian household is richer than 23 percent of the world. Why does capital flow from poor to rich countries? The world’s leading development economists can’t agree on how to tackle inequality: Addressing global inequality is more complicated than it may seem. Giving money directly to poor people works surprisingly well — but it cannot deal with the deeper causes of poverty. An issue of life or death: Nancy Koppelman reviews From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice by Madhavi Sunder.
Hugo Cyr (Quebec): The Distinctive Federal Imaginary. Asher Maoz (Peres): Judaism and Democracy. From The Symptom, Ellie Ragland on what Lacan thought women knew; and Slavoj Zizek on femininity between goodness and act and on the real of violence, cynicism, and the “right of distress”. Jon Nathanson on the economics of infomercials. Tom Lamont reviews The Library: A World History by James WP Campbell and Will Pryce. Want the best person for the job? Don’t interview — a dreaded ritual doesn’t help employers make good decisions; in fact, it may even hurt. Cinzia Arruzza on the (sad) story of (Banksy’s) beaver. The Right-wing washing of Mandela: Much of the American right supported apartheid, almost to the bitter end — why we must remember that. The fetish has become an endangered species: David Rosen on the mainstreaming of sexual perversion. Homage to the idols of idleness: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins on how our productivity obsession denies the whimsy and the freedom that living fully demands. Spare us your monogamy speech: Your view of your own moral superiority is not going to make someone else’s relationship better or worse. The introduction to Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces by Davina Cooper. The idea of life after death lives on in near-death experiences and messages from beyond the grave — what’s the evidence? The photographer who took Obama/Cameron selfie is ashamed of mankind.
From Boston Review, Jeff McMahan on the moral responsibility of volunteer soldiers: Traditional just war theory has it wrong — soldiers are morally culpable for fighting in unjust wars, and thus deserve the option of selective conscientious objection (and a series of responses). David M. Kennedy's The Modern American Military reveals the trade-offs we've made for our super-efficient, all-volunteer forces. Uncle Sam wants who? Rosa Brooks on the real reasons people join the military. Stop saying “support the troops”: Steven Salaita on how compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives — but props up those who profit from war. Rachel Maddow reviews Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich. Katherine Rowland interviews David Finkel on PTSD, the difficulties of returning home from the front lines, and the “haphazard system” of care available to Americans veterans. Laura Kasinof on women, war, and PTSD: Are female warriors more likely to be traumatized by combat? The Army should use photos of “average-looking women” when it needs to illustrate stories about female soldiers — images of women who are too pretty undermine the communications strategy about introducing them into combat roles. A hypermasculine ethos that fosters predation: Sara Sorcher on how the military's “bro” culture turns women into targets. Erika Eichelberger on the fight over how to stop military sexual assault, explained (and more and more). A study finds military children and their families remain an invisible subculture.