Ngaire Woods, Alexander Betts, and Devi Sridhar (Oxford) and Jochen Prantl (NUS): Transforming Global Governance for the 21st Century. Nancy Birdsall, Christian Johannes Meyer, and Alexis Sowa (CGD): Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century. Andreas Follesdal (Oslo): Subsidiarity and the Global Order; and Competing Conceptions of Subsidiarity. Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos (Aristotle) and Filippos Proedrou (ACT): Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Bridging the Gap between Proponents and Opponents. Jonathan W. Kuyper (Stockholm): Designing Institutions for Global Democracy: Flexibility Through Escape Clauses and Sunset Provisions. Caleb Young (Oxford): Cooperation-based Internationalism and Global Justice. Fabian Schuppert (QUB): Collective Agency and Global Non-Domination. Joshua D. H. Karton (Queen's): International Arbitration Culture and Global Governance. Dirk Messner and Alejandro Guarin (DIE) and Daniel Haun (Max Planck): The Behavioural Dimensions of International Cooperation. Simon Chesterman (NUS): The Appointment of Executive Heads of International Organizations. From the forthcoming Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought, here is the entry on International Institutions by Turkuler Isiksel. Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin on rethinking international institutions. Why are international institutions more popular than domestic institutions? Erik Voeten investigates. Akbar Rasulov on why it is not a good idea to think of treaties as contracts: A critique of the domestic analogy.


Isabel Lofgren (EGS): Philosophy and Desert Islands: What We're Really Thinking About When We Travel to a Desert Island. From the Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology, a special forum on the Philosophy of Martial Arts; Sylwester Czopek (Rzeszow): Prehistoric Cultures of Warriors or Warriors of Prehistoric Cultures?; and Wojciech J. Cynarski interviews Wojciech Pasterniak on the possibilities of spiritual sports training. Gosh, you mean there's a good reason Obamacare is so complicated? CBO teaches Republicans the lesson that governing is hard. A tale of two countries: While politicians in Kiev are scared to mention federalisation because of its separatist undertones, in reality it is already happening. From The Baffler, John Summers reports from “The People’s Republic of Zuckerstan” — once known as the liberal community of Cambridge, Massachusetts, now a playground for startup science and tech professionals. Ted Polhemus on why “youth” is an outdated myth. Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco, "The Bloodthirsty", reputedly sired hundreds of children and perhaps more than a 1,000; now computer simulations suggest this could have been possible if the ruler had sex about once a day for 32 years. Tom Perkins is winning: The rich already vote more. How the tables have turned: Gay tolerance is again a wedge issue — this time against Republicans. Sochi’s bleak future: A look back at former Olympic hosts reveals why the Russian city could be in deep trouble. Is Pussy Riot’s music actually any good? Digby Warde-Aldam wonders.


From Methode, a special issue on Free Will: Thirty Points of View. Joshua May (UAB): On the Very Concept of Free Will. Manuel Vargas (San Francisco): If Free Will Doesn't Exist, Neither Does Water; and How to Solve the Problem of Free Will. Jennifer Matey (FIU): Can Blue Mean Four? Alfred Mele (FSU): Free Will and Neuroscience. Could quantum mechanics save the soul, and in the light of 20th century physics, is free will plausible? Sam McNerney on the illusion of conscious will. Herbert Gintis reviews Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain by Patricia S. Churchland. From PUP, the introduction to Developmental Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction by Susan E. Fahrbach. Safecracking the brain: Virginia Hughes on what neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves. From The Atlantic Monthly, Paul Bloom on the war on reason: Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry — here's why they're wrong. Eran Asoulin reviews Explaining the Computational Mind by Marcin Milkowski. Pumping dust: John Jeffery and Todd K. Shackelford review Daniel C. Dennett’s Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking and Nicholas Humphrey’s Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness. Brandon Keim on Christof Koch’s radical theory of how networks become conscious. Sorry religions, human consciousness is just a consequence of evolution: Krishna Andavolu interviews Michael Graziano, author of Consciousness and the Social Brain. Consciousness is the greatest mystery in science; don’t believe the hype — the Hard Problem is here to stay. Is Google wrecking our memory? Nope — it’s much, much weirder than that. R. Douglas Fields on how to erase bad memories.

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