Abhimanyu George (Georgetown): The 21st Century Atlantis: The International Law of Statehood and Climate Change-Induced Loss of Territory. Maxine Burkett (Hawaii): A Justice Paradox: On Climate Change, Small Island Developing States, and the Quest for Effective Legal Remedy. Chris Armstrong (Southampton): Climate Justice and Territorial Rights. Elizabeth Burleson (LSE) and Jennifer (C2ES): Antarctica and Climate Change. Simon Dalby (Wilfrid Laurier): Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene. Dan M. Kahan (Yale): Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem. Marcia Narine (St Thomas): Climate Change and Business Law in the United States: Using Procurement, Pay, and Policy Changes to Influence Corporate Behaviour. Rainald Borck (Potsdam): Will Skyscrapers Save the Planet? Building Height Limits and Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Joshua Meltzer (Brookings): A Carbon Tax as a Driver of Green Technology Innovation and the Implications for International Trade. Geoengineering technologies are a part of the technology response that must be developed, but they are only a part. Adam Levy on how to predict the future: Why are mathematical models for predicting climate change lagging behind technological advances? Brad Plumer on what the world would look like if we took global warming seriously. Christopher J. Preston reviews A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change by Stephen Gardiner. Anders Levermann explains why nothing can be done to halt the collapse of the Amundsen Sea's ice shelf. Countdown to oblivion: Saskia Sassen on the real reason we can’t stop global warming. Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway on 14 concepts that will be obsolete after catastrophic climate change.
Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan): Social Movements, Experiments in Living, and Moral Progress: Case Studies from Britain’s Abolition of Slavery. From Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Agoston E. Eiben (VU): Grand Challenges for Evolutionary Robotics; and Mel Slater (Barcelona): Grand Challenges in Virtual Environments. Andre Nollkaemper (Amsterdam): Power and Responsibility. Daryl J. Levinson (NYU): Incapacitating the State. Richard L. Lara (Whittier): The Problem of Sovereignty, International Law, and Intellectual Conscience. Ingo Venzke (Amsterdam): Is Interpretation in International Law a Game? Anne Peters (Max Planck): Has the Advisory Opinion’s finding that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence was not Contrary to International Law Set an Unfortunate Precedent? How we fuck now: Saeed Jones joins Steven Thrasher and Dave Tuller to discuss sex, gay men, and what we are (and aren’t) doing. Judith Shulevitz on how science is changing what it means to be dead. Jonathan Chait on how why he has become less pro-Israel. Jeff Colgan on OPEC, the Phantom Menace. On the endemic corruption of the global oil industry: Hardy Calvert interviews Ken Silverstein, author of The Secret World of Oil (and more). Reilly Dowd on how the White House petition site generates more grievances than it redresses. Scott McLemee reviews Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits: Rhetorical Styles and Public Engagement by Anna M. Young.
Ted G. Jelen (UNLV): Gender Role Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Abortion: A Cross-National Exploration. David J. Garrow (Pittsburgh): How Roe v. Wade Was Written. Samuel Wolfe Calhoun (Washington and Lee): Justice Lewis F. Powell's Baffling Vote in Roe v. Wade. Maya Manian (USF): The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare. Jonathan F. Will (Mississippi College): Beyond Abortion: Why the Personhood Movement Implicates Reproductive Choice. Sophie Jones reviews Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals by Lori A Brown. Roe v Wade and the New Jane Crow: Lynn M. Paltrow on reproductive rights in the age of mass incarceration. Tara Culp-Ressler on the dangerous abortion restriction that’s sweeping the nation. The thirty-year plan: Dani McClain interviews Sujatha Jesudason on turning the focus of the reproductive rights movement from abortion to love, sex, family, and community. Twin barbarisms: Hadley Arkes reviews Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning by Justin Buckley Dyer. From Salon, Lucy Flores doesn’t regret her abortion — and she doesn’t regret talking about it; and Jenny Kutner on how to get an abortion in Texas: A chilling photo essay reveals the aftermath of the state's extreme anti-choice laws. Amanda Marcotte on the Democrats’ brilliant idea for how to stop unnecessary abortion clinic regulations. Hey Republicans, here’s how to help babies who haven’t been born yet: Pro-life politicians talk a lot about protecting future children — this policy could help do that. Ann Friedman on what a woman’s choice means to the Supreme Court and social conservatives. Katie McDonough on how the Onion’s brilliant take on abortion restrictions will make you laugh/sob. Lane Florsheim on proof that the anti-abortion movement is winning.
Oana Borcan and Ola Olsson (Goteborg) and Louis Putterman (Brown): State History and Economic Development: Evidence from Six Millennia. Luciana Cingolani (UNU) and Kaj Thomsson and Denis De Crombrugghe (Maastricht): Minding Weber More than Ever? The Impacts of State Capacity and Bureaucratic Autonomy on Development Goals. Heiner Janus, Stephan Klingebie, and Sebastian Paulo (DIE): “Beyond Aid” and the Future of Development Cooperation. Jackson Faust (Birkbeck): Keep the Flow Going: The Global “Free Market” and its Institutional Support. Michael Clemens (CGD): Does Development Reduce Migration? Mahmoud Mohieldin and Dilip Ratha propose a new way to channel remittances toward development goals. Marianne Ward-Peradoza reviews Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy by Deepak Nayyar. 1,000 days, the period that decides the health and wealth of the world: Roger Thurow on a globetrotting investigation into the biggest new idea in international development. Democracy causes economic development? Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, James A Robinson, and Pascual Restrepo on new evidence showing that democracy has a robust and sizable pro-growth effect. Why Jeffrey Sachs matters: Bill Gates explains why the Millennium Villages Project, though a failure, was worth the risk (and more). Rafia Zakaria on the white tourist’s burden: Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex. An American passion for tyrants: David Rieff reviews The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly. John Michael McGrath on the Western allergy to other people’s policy ideas. The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads. From the UNDP, the annual Human Development Report 2014 is out.
A new issue of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation is out. Conor Foley (Nottingham): The Evolving Legitimacy of Humanitarian Interventions. Donald L. Drakeman (Cambridge): What's the Point of Originalism? Shawn W. Rosenberg (UC-Irvine): Citizen Competence and the Psychology of Deliberation. Fred Thompson and Polly S. Rizova (Willamette): How Government Creates Value. Shahar Hameiri (Murdoch): The Crisis of Liberal Peacebuilding and the Future of Statebuilding. Jeffrey D. Sachs (Columbia) and Ghazali Musa and S. Moghavvemi (Malaya): The Price of the Current Civilisation. Dwight Read (UCLA): Incest Taboos and Kinship: A Biological or a Cultural Story? Roy Edroso on how the conservative impeachment crusade is metastasizing thus. David Dayen on how Congress is blowing a huge opportunity to rebuild America. Avi Shlaim reviews Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories by Ahron Bregman. Steven H. Wright on how voter discrimination just got easier. From the Boston Globe’s Ideas section, Ruth Graham on how the American playground was born in Boston: As children’s play spaces evolve, the spirit behind the original 19th-century “sand garden” is on the rise again; and Leon Neyfakh on how the elevator transformed America: The unsung conveyance that threw us together — and allowed us to build up. A peek into the IMF machine: Gillian Tett on how Liaquat Ahamed lifts the lid on the subtle symbols that signal hierarchy, tribal affiliation and power. The only people who are likely to be hurt by the prospects of a smaller population are the "it's hard to find good help" crowd.
Adam Love (Mississippi State): Transgender Exclusion and Inclusion in Sport. Rodney K. Smith (Thomas Jefferson): Head Injuries, Student Welfare, and Saving College Football: A Game Plan for the NCAA. Is college football profitable for universities? Ben Mangrum wonders. Laura Seago on 27 signs you went to Notre Dame: Haters gonna hate, but you’re probably too busy watching Rudy to notice. Allie Jones on the Washington Benghazi Gay Guys: #TCOT renames the Redskins. Face it, women: The NFL does not give a shit about you. Mona Chalabi on three leagues, 92 teams and one black principal owner. Is your life more like a baseball game or a soccer match? David Brooks on how you might be surprised. Ian Blair on why soccer will never come home to the U.S. Want to keep Americans caring about soccer? USA-England, July 4 — let’s get it on. Mike L. Goodman on the “World Cup is over, now what?” guide to soccer. Diving is not unique to soccer — even baseball players do it, too. Dirk Hayhurst on a Major League pitcher's guide to baseball's bullshit unwritten rules. That kid is so lucky: David Johnson on being Tony Gwynn's bat boy. 75 years on, Little League still swings big bat. Up close on baseball’s borders: An unprecedented look at the geography of baseball fandom. Jim Tankersley on why it’s time to change how we pick sports teams: Geography needn't be destiny. How philosophy can illuminate sport and vice versa: David Papineau on why supporting a team isn't like choosing a washing machine. Lebron's return is bigger than basketball — much, much bigger than basketball (and more). Just Undo It: Here is the LeBron James profile that Nike killed. Bill Simmons' Big Score: Ron Tannenbaum on how a failed newspaper writer built a new kind of media empire at ESPN. There are two kinds of "sports journalism" — only one of them is really journalism.
Heather O’Connell (Wisconsin) and Carla Shoff (Penn State): Spatial Variation in the Relationship between Hispanic Concentration and County Poverty: A Migration Perspective. Andras Lenart (Szeged): Hispanic Hollywood: Spanish-language American Films in the 1920s and 1930s. Nicholas Vargas (Texas): Latina/o Whitening?: Which Latina/os Self-Classify as White and Report Being Perceived as White by Other Americans? Nate Cohn on how more Hispanics are declaring themselves white. Why are more Mexicans calling themselves white? Gustavo Arellano investigates (and more on “gabachos”) Will today’s Hispanics be tomorrow’s whites? How Hispanics perceive themselves may shape the future of race in America. Gary Segura and Ruy Teixeira on the myth of the "white" Latino: Sloppy analysis of Census data is giving the Republican Party false hope. Why did Republicans give up on Hispanics? Fear of a Non-White Nation: Republicans have a deep-seated fear of the country's changing demographics. A look at why Hispanics don’t have a larger political voice. Models of the internal colonialism and ethnic relations: Mehmet Odabasi and Idris Guclu on the case of Cubans and Puerto Ricans in the United States. “A matter of death and death”: Aura Bogado on confronting anti-black racism among Latinos. Maximo Anguiano on the unknown history of Latino lynchings. Roberto A. Ferdman on the great American Hispanic wealth gap: America's Hispanic population might offer one of the clearest examples of wealth inequality in the US. Does decline in Spanish fluency in Hispanic households signal a cultural loss or growing inclusion in American society? Julio Ortega reviews Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (and more and more).
Minah H. Jung and Clayton R. Critcher (UC-Berkeley): Offering of a Veneer of Legitimacy: An Ironic Consequence of Political Advertising Regulation. Campbell R. Harvey (Duke): Cryptofinance. Vladimir Kogan (OSU): When Voters Pull the Trigger: Can Direct Democracy Restrain Legislative Excesses? The enemy below: Gerard DeGroot on why Hamas tunnels scare Israel so much. Etgar Keret on Israel’s Other War: It’s an awful thing to make a truly tragic mistake — it’s worse to make that same mistake over and over again. Why is Israel losing a war it's winning? Jeffrey Goldberg on five reasons why Israel is on the back foot even as it wins the battle against rockets and tunnels. For most of recorded history, we have witnessed war in the rearview mirror — but journalists often now deliver what they see via Twitter, before consulting with headquarters, and it has made for more visceral, emotional reporting. Esther Inglis-Arkell on 10 pseudo-science theories we'd like to see retired forever. Can we have a virtuous sense of worth without the vanity of self-love? Simon Blackburn wonders. David Graeber explains why the more your job helps others, the less you get paid. Mohi Kumar on how the ability to adapt gave early humans the edge over other hominins. Build we won’t: Why America gave up on the future and caved on investing in building and maintaining our highways. Anne Elizabeth Moore on why the House of Skeeveball still stands. Fantasy and the Buffered Self: Alan Jacobs on how the genre offers re-enchantment without risk. Smart money buys Brand X: National brands are succeeding largely because of consumer ignorance.
From Jacobin, waiting for SCOTUS: By fixating on the Supreme Court, liberals have inherited the framers’ skepticism of popular sovereignty and mass politics. Jack M. Balkin on how liberals can reclaim the Constitution: Conservatives have been winning the constitutional debates for a generation, but liberals can stage a revival using an originalist argument. From The Baffler, Ned Resnikoff on the self-fulfilling prophecy of “next generation” neoliberals. Elias Isquith on how a left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think. Noam Scheiber on how Hillary won over the skeptical Left: The surprising source of Clinton's invincibility. Elizabeth Warren's 11 commandments for progressives show Democrats don't disagree on much. Elizabeth Warren’s Senate: The progressive senator has raised $2.3 million for Democratic Senate candidates and is showing up in states where you’d least expect her. Working the GOP’s weak spot: Paul Glastris on how Barack Obama is following Bill Clinton's minimum wage game plan to try to hold onto the Senate. Jonathan Chait on how Barack Obama saved the Obama administration, and on why Democrats can’t be the party of business. Harold Meyerson on why the Democrats need to take sides: Straddling class divisions is so last century — there's a new base in town, and it includes a lot of people who used to be middle-class but aren't anymore. My party has lost its soul: Bill Curry on Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats. If the Left wants scapegoats, just look in the mirror. Jennifer Roesch on an electoral strategy for the Left: Independent political challenges are welcome, but breaking the two-party system will require efforts that go beyond the ballot box.
James Kwak (UConn): “Social Insurance”, Risk Spreading, and Redistribution. Ann Cammett (CUNY): Deadbeat Dads and Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law. From Pathways: A Magazine on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy, a special issue on the "State of the Union". George P. Smith (CUA): Re-Negotiating a Theory of Social Contract for Universal Health Care in America or, Securing the Regulatory State? Arnold Relman reviews The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less by Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor. Why is the American Dream dead in the South? German Lopez on how the South could benefit the most from Obamacare. Obamacare will be vindicated by history: From JFK to FDR, here’s how the nation’s memory works. Annie Lowrey on the worst-case scenario for Obamacare. Why would anyone think Republican opposition to Obamacare is based on ideology as opposed to just money. Christopher Ingraham on how more than three quarters of conservatives say the poor “have it easy” but this notion is completely at odds with the data. Robert Reich on the three biggest Right-wing lies about poverty. Emily Badger on how the U.S. welfare system evolved to do the least for the people most in need. America’s demented welfare mentality: Matt Bruenig on how we choose to inflict misery while protecting the rich. Paul Ryan’s poverty plan attacks the wrong problem and comes up with the wrong solution. Max Ehrenfreund on how the most conservative way to fight poverty is to send everyone a government check. Dylan Matthews on how a guaranteed income for every American would eliminate poverty — and it wouldn't destroy the economy.