Jason D. Jolley (Glasgow): The United States Response to the 9/11 Terror Attacks: A New Paradigm for State Responsibility? David Cole (Georgetown): The Difference Prevention Makes: Regulating Preventive Justice. Scott J. Glick (Hofstra): Consequence, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Fourth Amendment's “No-Win” Scenario. Clarke Jones (ANU): Are Prisons Really Schools for Terrorism? Challenging the Rhetoric on Prison Radicalisation. Dawinder S. Sidhu (New Mexico): Spatial Terrorism. A TRIA tipping point: If the U.S. Congress allows the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act to expire, federal spending would grow for terrorism losses below $50 billion. Jana Winter and Cora Currier on TSA’s secret behavior checklist to spot terrorists. The sting: Trevor Aaronson on how the FBI created a terrorist. Why does the FBI have to manufacture its own plots if terrorism and ISIS are such grave threats? The FBI keeps arresting hapless jihadi fanboys and calling them ISIS recruits. Elisabetta Brighi (Westminster): The Mimetic Politics of Lone Wolf Terrorism. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was “black” in Russia — is he white in America? How the jury perceives his race may well change his sentence. In an excerpt from The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, Masha Gessen recounts the Boston Marathon bombing’s immediate aftermath through the eyes of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends and classmates as they came to realize who was responsible.
Jocelyn Simonson (NYU): Copwatching. Jane R. Bambauer (Arizona): The Lost Nuance of Big Data Policing. Sarah A Ricciardi (Conn): Do You Know Why I Stopped You? The Future of Traffic Stops in a Post-Heien World. Leigh Goodmark (Maryland): Hands Up at Home: Militarized Masculinity and Police Officers Who Commit Intimate Partner Abuse. Matthew Morgan (SUNY-Cortland): The Containment of Occupy: Militarized Police Forces and Social Control in America. Arthur Rizer (West Virginia): Trading Police for Soldiers: Has the Posse Comitatus Act Helped Militarize Our Police and Set the Stage for More Fergusons? Black and blue: Aurin Squire on cops of color in post-Ferguson America. Greg Howard on how to not get shot to death by a police officer. Want to stop police brutality? Start disciplining officers. Could the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement? Leon Neyfakh wonders. Waging war vs. keeping the peace: Michael I. Niman on rethinking how we hire cops. Donovan X. Ramsey on police reform is impossible in America. What are cops really good for? Monica Potts on a brief history. The point of order: How a 19th-century document still influences the N.Y.P.D. — for better and for worse. Matthew Wills on the roots of modern police work. The mostly terrible things I learned by listening to police scanners for six months. “This video goes well beyond its shock value”: Kristen Hare on why that video from South Carolina was necessary (and more). Here’s a news report we’d be reading if Walter Scott’s killing wasn’t on video.
David Golumbia (VCU): Bitcoin as Politics: Distributed Right-Wing Extremism. Discarding Simmel: Mark P. Worrell on public property, neoliberalism, and potlatch capitalism. David L. Richards and Jillienne Haglund on how laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence. Kirsten Schofield: “I was sexually assaulted at UVA. I don’t accept the reporter’s apology”. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to get unwanted physical attention, Nina Freeman’s game Freshman Year takes you there. Why don't voters penalize politicians for poor economic decisions? Paul Krugman on economics and elections. The liberal legal scholar Laurence H. Tribe, who taught Barack Obama at Harvard, represents the coal company Peabody Energy in its challenge to E.P.A. rules. Satirized for your consumption: Last year, American satire took one of the stranger turns in its long history of mocking, ridiculing, and joking about our target-rich republic. This is what Rand Paul actually wants to do as president. Matt Bruenig on how Rand Paul’s policies would increase inequality. Ian Millhiser on why Rand Paul would be the worst president on civil rights since the 1800s. Make the Confederacy’s defeat a national holiday: 150 years ago this week, Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union — let's celebrate it every year (and why Southerners shouldn’t take attacks on the Confederacy personally). Livia Gershon on the psychological power of the Confederate flag.
Ben Manski (UCSB): The Democratic Turn of the Century: Learning from the U.S. Democracy Movement. Paramjit Singh reviews Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard Wolff. Joseph Heath on bad arguments against capitalism. No choice but freedom: Steve Randy Waldman on how markets enact social control while making it seem to disappear. Robert Kuttner on the libertarian delusion: The free-market fantasy stands discredited by events; the challenge now is redeeming effective and democratic government. The introduction to Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party by Lily Geismer. Before L.B.J., progressives saw bipartisanship as a blight — what happened? Sam Tanenhaus reviews The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Societyby Julian E. Zelizer. What happened to the antiwar movement? Andrew Gelman reviews Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 by Michael Heaney and Fabio Rojas. Bob Moser on how Democratic progressives survived a landslide: They ran against Wall Street and carried the white working class — the Democrats who shunned populism got clobbered. David Dayen on how net neutrality is liberal activists' biggest victory since they beat “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”. Michael Tomasky on lesser-evilism we can believe in: Should we put government in the hands of a party determined to subvert it, or a party — however flawed — that believes it still has a role to play in securing the common good?
Benedict Kingsbury, Megan Donaldson, and Rodrigo Vallejo (NYU): Global Administrative Law and Deliberative Democracy. Oren Perez (Bar-Ilan) and Daphne Barak-Erez (Tel Aviv): The Administrative State Goes Global. Stefaan Verhulst and Antony Declerq (NYU) and Beth Simone Noveck and Jillian M Raines (NYLS): Innovations in Global Governance: Toward a Distributed Internet Governance Ecosystem. Finn Stepputat and Jessica Larsen (DIIS): Global Political Ethnography: A Methodological Approach to Studying Global Policy Regimes. Nathanael Smith (Fresno Pacific): The Global Economic Impact of Open Borders. Christopher McCrudden (QUB): Transnational Culture Wars. Jaroslav Usiak and Lubica Saktorova (UMB): The International Court of Justice and the Legality of UN Security Council Resolutions. Harry Borowski and Ilan Fuchs (Michigan): The New World Order: Humanitarian Interventions from Kosovo to Libya and Perhaps Syria? Marjan Attila and Szuhai Ilona (NUPS): The Global Humanitarian System in Transition: Before the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. Michael Merlingen (CEU): Two Modes of Empirically Exploring the Arts of Global Governance: Poststructuralist and Realist Historical Materialist. Panos Merkouris (Groningen): The Political Economy of International Treaties. A specter is haunting the world economy — the specter of job-killing technology. J. Benton Heath on global emergency power in the age of Ebola. Do global problems require global solutions? Liam Barrington-Bush on how you can’t love a whole planet — all transformation is ultimately local.
Cass Sunstein (Harvard): Beyond Cheneyism and Snowdenism. Sabrina D Niewialkouski (Miami): Is Social Media the New Era's “Water Cooler”? #Notifyouareagovernmentemployee. Melissa L. Breger (Albany): Transforming Cultural Norms of Sexual Violence Against Women. Katharine K. Baker (IIT): Why Rape Should Not (Always) Be a Crime. Katie J.M. Baker on teaching rape law in the age of the trigger warning. Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on how Rolling Stone’s rape article failed because it used Rightwing tactics to make a Leftist point. From New York, is Hillary Clinton any good at running for president? Jason Zengerle investigates. Jack Jenkins on how the conservative Christian movement tried to make religious liberty about homophobia. Shawn Vandiver on why the Iran nuclear deal is a major win for American diplomacy. Jessica Matthews on why the agreement with Iran, if one is finally reached, will not be the end, but a beginning. For Iran, the nuclear program must be understood not just as a security issue but also as a prestigious and scientific enterprise. Glenn Greenwald on why John Oliver can’t find Americans who know Edward Snowden’s name (it's not about Snowden). Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Bruce W. Jentleson, an accomplished American foreign policy scholar and former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
Jeremy Littau (Lehigh) and Daxton Stewart (TCU): Fake News Views: How Satire News Plays a Role in Perceptions of Television News Credibility. Lili Levi (Miami): A “Faustian Pact”? Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. James Fallows on the glamorous life of a journalist, sponsored content edition. From Popular Mechanics, Reeves Wiedeman on how The New York Times works: This is how the Gray Lady gets made in 2015. Sarah Ellison goes inside New York Times reporter James Risen’s seven year fight against the government. Death on the edge: Trevor Bach on Steven Sotloff, the American journalist executed by ISIS last year. Meet the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the biggest, toughest investigative unit you may never have heard of. Amy Webb on a blueprint for how to make J-school matter (again). Above and beyond: Dianne Lynch on looking at the future of journalism education. Derek Thompson on journalism in the age of the accidental news junkie. Jay Rosen on how journalists have to decide what to do about candidates who are climate change denialists. David Roberts on how American journalists deal with climate deniers. Why can’t Hollywood get female journalists right? Marin Cogan wonders. From CJR, Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, and Derek Kravitz on Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable”. Michelle Goldberg on how Rolling Stone is still throwing Jackie under the bus.
From LRB, Simon Wren-Lewis on the austerity con. This Snookered Isle: Paul Krugman on Britain’s terrible, no-good economic discourse. What have we lost in the shift from cigarettes to smartphones? William Davies on how the transition from cigarettes to phones highlights wider social shifts that the digital age of late capitalism has ushered in. Politics was once about beliefs and society — now it’s a worship of money. From New Left Project, Geoff Eley on racialization, difference and the politics of working-class formation. Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings: An excerpt from How Good We Can Be by Will Hutton. Joseph Todd on London’s poor fetish. Legislating the libido: Dominic Pettman on the UK’s new anti-pornography laws. James Mumford on the liberal dilemma on sex-selective abortion: The revelation of extensive sex-selective abortion in Britain has again pitched cultural relativism against the idea of gender equality. To those like the “good right” seeking a new moral vision for Britain, the false idols and unintended consequences of Thatcherism offer a cautionary tale. Will Hutton, Peter Hain and others provide salutary advice to the Labour party. Rob Price on how the death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years. Prince Charles, we’ll not stomach a meddling monarch. What is U.K. politics about? Ben Lauderdale investigates. Andrew Marr on how British politics is broken — the centre cannot hold.
Isaac Kamola (Trinity): The Politics of Knowledge Production: On Structure and the World of The Wire. Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (USC): The Pragmatics of Slurs. Amy Reed-Sandoval (UTEP): Deportations as Theaters of Inequality. Good feminist: Vivian Gornick reviews Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit; What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women’s Movement by Deborah L. Rhode; and Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry. Tom Gogola on the Jim Crow soft-shoe segregationists of St. George. Shane Goldmacher on why Hugh Hewitt is suddenly the Republican establishment’s go-to pundit. There are nearly 200 Americans already running for president: For some average Americans, running for president is a challenge to the system. What the world will speak in 2115: A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent. Vince Beiser on the deadly global war for sand. David D’Arcy reviews Why Acting Matters by David Thomson. Poll: Gay people more popular than evangelicals.
Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M): The NLRB as an Uberagency for the Evolving Workplace. Michael M Oswalt (Northern Illinois): Improvisational Unionism. David Ellerman (UC-Riverside): On the Renting of Persons: The Neo-Abolitionist Case Against Today’s Peculiar Institution. Lauren Smiley on the shut-in economy: In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant. The catwalk sweatshop: Anne Elizabeth Moore goes inside modeling’s overworked, underpaid, unprotected labor force. Models of the World, Unite: Jennifer Sky on how the fashion industry pays them in dresses — it's time they unionize. As “right to work” becomes law in Wisconsin, a reminder of its inventor’s racist past. Why are unions so focused on fighting trade deals? David Wessel investigates. The prospect of a $15 per hour minimum wage in Seattle has led McDonald’s to turn, not to greater economies of scale or improvements in vertical integration, but to the Fourteenth Amendment — a law ratified in 1868, primarily to protect the rights of recently freed slaves. The minimum wage worker fired for talking to the media shows how poorly America treats low-income workers. Stuart Jeffries interviews David Graeber on “bullshit jobs”, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play. Gillian B. White on why the gap between worker pay and productivity is so problematic. Michael Grabell on the demolition of workers’ comp: Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers (and more).