From the inaugural issue of Critical Analysis of Law, a special issue on the New Interdisciplinarity. Philip Schofield (UCL): The Legal and Political Legacy of Jeremy Bentham. William A. Edmundson (Georgia State): Why Legal Theory is Political Philosophy. Roger Cotterrell (Queen Mary): Why Jurisprudence Is Not Legal Philosophy. Chad M. Oldfather (Marquette): Methodological Pluralism and Constitutional Interpretation. Francesco Belvisi (UNIMORE): Legal Pluralism and Problems of Legal Application. Mathew D. McCubbins (Duke) and Mark B. Turner (Case Western): Concepts of Law. Adam M. Samaha (NYU): On the Problem of Legal Change. Daria Roithmayr (USC), Alexander Isakov (Harvard), and David G. Rand (Yale): Should Law Keep Pace with Society? Corrado Roversi (Bologna): Five Kinds of Perspectives on Legal Institutions. Mark Tushnet (Harvard): Authoritarian Constitutionalism. Richard Bellamy (UCL): The Democratic Qualities of Courts: A Critical Analysis of Three Arguments. Steven G. Calabresi and Jasmine Owens (Northwestern): The Origins of Judicial Review. Lorenzo Casini (Rome): “Down the Rabbit Hole”: The Projection of the Public/Private Distinction Beyond the State. Guy Aitchison (UCL): The Limits of Constitutional Citizenship. Larry Alexander (San Diego): The Ontology of Consent; and Other People's Errors. Andrew Stumpff Morrison (Michigan): Eminent Legal Philosophers. Manuel Vargas (USF): Razian Responsibility. Dan Priel (York): Lon Fuller's Political Jurisprudence of Freedom. Sanne Taekema (EUR): The Procedural Rule of Law: Examining Waldron's Argument on Dignity and Agency. Michael Rosen on Ronald Dworkin: How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?
From Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, a special issue on Ontological Anarche: Beyond Materialism and Idealism. From Himal Southasian, May Jeong on the war bubble: Uncertainty defines Afghanistan’s economic situation as the country anticipates the international community’s disengagement; Fariba Nawa on the many faces of the diaspora: With tens of thousands of educated Afghans fleeing the country, an imminent brain drain threatens the reconstruction of Afghanistan after 2014; and Jennifer Fluri on barometers of “success”: Afghan women, development and geopolitics. The introduction to How Do You Know? The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge by Russell Hardin. Armed Right-wing militia members descend on Nevada to help rancher defy court order. Objectively bad: Elias Isquith on Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jonathan Chait and return of the “view from nowhere”. The Volokh Conspiracy is out to get you — and everyone in America. The Right searches for Obamacare replacement, finds Obamacare. Theda Skocpol on why Republicans need to suck it up and learn to love Obamacare. This is the hack gap in all its glory. Rep. Jim Moran explains why America's “elite” Congress should be paid more. The socialist case for nuclear energy: David Walters on how technology can achieve Marx’s vision of a new society. Jia Lynn Yang on how the search for Flight 370 shows just how much pollution has landed in the world's oceans. Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time. Barry Petchesky on how the Ultimate Warrior was an insane dick.
Adam J. Levitin (Georgetown): The Politics of Financial Regulation and the Regulation of Financial Politics (“This review essay considers six recent books on the financial crisis (Bernanke, Blinder, Bair, Barofsky, Connaughton, and Admati & Hellwig”). Russell J. Funk and Daniel Hirschman (Michigan): Derivatives and Deregulation: Financial Innovation and the Demise of Glass-Steagall. Marcelo M. Prates (CBB): Why Prudential Regulation Will Fail to Prevent Financial Crises: A Legal Approach. Brian McCall (Oklahoma): Gambling on Our Financial Future: How the Federal Government Fiddles While State Common Law Is a Safer Bet to Prevent Another Financial Collapse. Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke): Intrinsic Imbalance: The Impact of Income Disparity on Financial Regulation. Lawrence J. White (NYU): The Basics of “Too Big to Fail”. Diego A. Restrepo-Tobon and Subal C. Kumbhakar (SUNY-Binghamton) and Kai Sun (Aston): Are U.S. Commercial Banks Too Big? If stable and efficient banks are such a good idea, why are they so rare? The first chapter from Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber. Felix Salmon on when hedge funds lobby; and on captured regulators, NY Fed edition. Danielle Douglas on how we really don’t need eight banking agencies. The tyranny of intermediaries: William Davies shines a light on the pervasive influence of the “intrapreneurs” — the accountants, auditors, credit-raters and fund-managers — who shape and redefine the terms of our capitalist economy from deep inside the walls of its businesses and institutions, hidden away from regulation or oversight.