From UN Chronicle, a special issue on migration. From Vibrant, a special issue on migration and exile. Joseph P. Ferrie (Northwestern) and Timothy J. Hatton (ANU): Two Centuries of International Migration. Caleb Young (Oxford): Cooperation-based Internationalism and Justice in Immigration. Johan Rochel (Fribourg): Paving the Way for an Institutional Approach towards an Ethical Migration Regime. Sarah Song (UC-Berkeley): The Significance of Territorial Presence and the Rights of Immigrants. Arthur Sweetman (McMaster) and Jan C. Van Ours (Tilburg): Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren? Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh): Poverty and Immigration Policy. Ronaldo Munck (DCU): Global Crisis: Global Opportunity? Trade Unions, Migration and Social Transformation. Xiaoyang Li (Cheung Kong), John McHale (NUIG), and Zhou Xuan (Indiana): Does Brain Drain Lead to Institutional Gain? George Vasilev (LaTrobe): Open Borders and the Survival of National Cultures. Keila E. Molina and Lynne Marie Kohm (Regent): “Are We There Yet”? Immigration Reform for Children Left Behind. Stella Burch Elias (Iowa): The New Immigration Federalism. What makes people migrate? Hein de Haas explains. What gives us a right to deport people? Dylan Matthews interviews Joseph Carens, author of The Ethics of Immigration. Steven Wilson reviews Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude? by Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole. How can it be moral that through the mere accident of birth some people are imprisoned in countries where their political or geographic institutions prevent them from making a living? (and a response) Sunday, March 16, was Open Borders Day. Allen McDuffee on all the immigrants in the world, in one addictive interactive map: Can you guess which country has the most emigrants from America?
Stephan Gohmann (Louisville): Why Are There So Few Breweries in the South? Cheryl E. Matias (Colorado) and Ricky Lee Allen (New Mexico): Loving Whiteness to Death: Sadomasochism, Emotionality, and the Possibility of Humanizing Love. Enrique Krauze on how the future of democracy in Latin America is at stake on the streets of Caracas: A win in Venezuela could herald a dictator-free Latin America for the first time. Danny Postel on how there is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. Pot, meet kettle: While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record. Tell me more: An interview with Danah Boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. "Between Two Ferns", Rightbloggers find few laughs, much concern-trolling for presidency. Could becoming a grandmother ease Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House? As speculation grows about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton will run for president in 2016, so too has a political parlor game of coming up with creative variations on the same question. What’s really behind GOP’s poverty and welfare obsession: Josh Eidelson interviews Ange-Marie Hancock, author of The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen (and more). Two neo-Confederate leaders join Republican and Democratic parties to run for office. Josh Marshall on when the crazy drifts toward the evil. Christopher Howse on why there’s no jot of shame in leaving the books on your shelf unread. The Vertically Integrated Rape Joke: Anne Elizabeth Moore on the triumph of Vice. Carl Bialik on how statisticians could help find that missing plane.
Kerem Nisancioglu (Westminster): The Ottoman Origins of Capitalism: Uneven and Combined Development and Eurocentrism. David Schweickart (Loyola): Tired of Capitalism? How about Something Better? W. I. Robinson (UCSB): Global Capitalism and its Anti-“Human Face”: Organic Intellectuals and Interpretations of the Crisis. Egmont Kakarot-Handtke (Stuttgart): Mathematical Proof of the Breakdown of Capitalism. Simon Springer (Victoria): Postneoliberalism? Darong Dai, Wenzheng Gao, and Guoqiang Tian (Texas A&M): Toward Cooperative Capitalism. From The Economist, a special report on companies and the state: The relationship between business and government is becoming increasingly antagonistic, says Philip Coggan — but the two sides should not overdo it: they need each other. Wolfgang Streeck on the politics of public debt: Neoliberalism, capitalist development, and the restructuring of the state. William Davies on a bibliographic review of neoliberalism. Mark Thoma on why inequality in capitalist systems is not inevitable. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson on democracy vs. inequality. Capitalism vs. democracy: Thomas B. Edsall reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (and more and more and more and more and more and more). Jeremy Rifkin on the rise of anti-capitalism. Gary S. Becker on capitalism's nine (and more) lives: Like Karl Marx, present-day doomsayers hail every crisis at the death knell of capitalism — and, like Marx, they're wrong. You can download Global Political Economy: A Marxist Critique by Bill Dunn (2009).