The inaugural issue of Global Summitry Journal is out. Luke Ulas (LSE): Realising Cosmopolitanism: The Role of a World State (PhD thesis). Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson): Engaged Cosmopolitanism and Religious Pluralism in an Age of Globalization. John O'Regan (IOE): English as a Lingua Franca: An Immanent Critique. Bas van der Vossen (UNCG): Immigration and Self-Determination. Leonardo Figueroa Helland (Westminster) and Stefan Borg (Stockholm): The Lure of State Failure: A Critique of State Failure Discourse in World Politics. David A. Koplow (Georgetown): What Would Zero Look Like? A Treaty for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Luis Valenzuela-Vermehren (UCTE): Ideology and Political Order: A Short Intellectual History with Implications for the International. From New Left Review, protector of the weak or tool of the strong? Tor Krever on the origins and evolution of the International Criminal Court, and its geopolitical tacking through a decade of imperial warfare. From the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, here is the entry on Indymedia by Victor Pickard. Kenichi Matsumoto, Vlasios Voudouris, and Kostas D. Andriosopoulos on unconventional oil: Will it satisfy future global oil demand? Joseph Stiglitz on the wrong side of globalization: Trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership would make our problems worse. The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations gathered 19 international leaders from government, business and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations.
Daniel McClure (Cal State-Fullerton): “Go West and Turn Right”: John Wayne’s Vietnam Trilogy, the Culture Wars, and the Rise of Neoliberalism. Jorg L. Spenkuch (Northwestern) and Philipp Tillmann (Chicago): Elite Influence? Religion, Economics, and the Rise of the Nazis. Marko Milanovic (Nottingham): Arguing the Kosovo Case. The Red Line and the Rat Line: Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdogan and the Syrian rebels. Charles Tan on a statistical analysis of American drone attacks in Somalia and Yemen. Is there a wonk bubble? Felix Salmon on why the boom in data journalism actually makes sense. Rich people rule: Larry Bartels on how political science is zeroing in on the political impact of economic power in America, and the results are not edifying. Justin Fox on why rational people can’t succeed as economic forecasters. Hamilton Nolan on the myth of the CEO. From Politico, Glenn Thrush profiles Joe Biden in winter. From The Atlantic Monthly, Hanna Rosin on the overprotected kid: A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery — without making it safer; a new kind of playground points to a better solution. What might be the Republican health-care reform endgame be? Republicans are committed to stopping redistribution from the "makers" to the "takers" — and who are the genetically disfavored, the poor, and those with preexisting conditions but "takers"? Unless you can do it blindfolded, please STFU.
Javier Sajuria, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, David Hudson, and Niheer Dasandi (UCL) and Yannis Theocharis (Mannheim): Are We Bowling at All? An Analysis of Social Capital in Online Networks. C. R. Blease (UCD): Too Many “Friends”, Too Few “Likes”? Evolutionary Psychology and “Facebook Depression”. Yuanfeng Cai and Dan Zhu (Iowa State): Understanding Factors Influencing Users’ Retweeting Behavior: A Theoretical Perspective. Andreas Jungherr (Bamberg): Twitter in Politics: A Comprehensive Literature Review. Graham T. Beck on how YouTube tutorials are the classrooms of the 21st century — digitized, always on, and personalized; but are they enough to make you a better person? Data mining reveals how conspiracy theories emerge on Facebook. Anti-authoritarianism in the age of the Internet: Mario Vargas Llosa reviews Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground by Emily Parker. Addicted to Likes: Maureen O'Connor on how social media feeds our neediness. Chris Cillizza on how there are six kinds of Twitter — political Twitter is the worst of them. Jordan Weissmann on why Facebook users are like one-night stands for news sites. “Generation Like”: A close look at the evolving and complicated relationship between teens, social media, pop culture, and big brands. How the Internet is narrowing our minds: Linda Besner interviews Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Brendan Gahan on why YouTube is not a sweatshop — it’s actually a goldmine, and here’s why. Lauren C. Williams on how the Facebook decade changed the world, for better and for worse.