A new issue of Global Governance is out. Jeremy Waldron (NYU): A Religious View of the Foundations of International Law. By 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year — three times its current appetite — unless the economic growth rate is "decoupled" from the rate of natural resource consumption. Michael J. Perry (Emory): What is a "Human Right"? and The Grounds of Human Rights. From Foreign Policy, a special section on free trade and globalization. Elizabeth Burleson (FSU): Climate Justice: Making Sand Castles as the Tide Comes In. A review of Walled States, Waning Sovereignty by Wendy Brown. James Kraska (Naval War College): Broken Taillight at Sea: The Peacetime International Law of Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure. Does international law promote the peaceful settlement of international disputes? Simon Lester (Michigan): The Role of the International Trade Regime in Global Governance. Apocalypse Soon: It's 11:59 and soon there will be nine billion of us. Lillian Aponte Miranda (FIU): Indigenous Peoples as International Lawmakers. Save your money, United Nations — the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead. Ian Hurd (Northwestern): Legitimacy at the United Nations. An interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the impracticality of one-world government and the failure of Western-style democracy. Shima Baradaran and Stephanie H. Barclay (BYU): Fair Trade and Child Labor. Mark Malloch Brown on some of the key ideas and institutions that helped develop globalisation. Sungjoon Cho (Chicago Kent): Reconstructing an International Organization: A Paradigm Shift in the World Trade Organization. World's freest nations: How do you measure liberty? No visa, no entry: How the US bars diplomats from the UN.


A new issue of Utopian Studies is out, including Peter Webb and John Lynch on Utopian Punk: The Concept of the Utopian in the Creative Practice of Bjork; and a review of Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas by Ann L. Peterson. Against learned helplessness: Paul Krugman on how we don’t have to accept high unemployment. Twitter, Facebook, and ten red balloons: Christopher Ford on social network problem solving and homeland security. Should political scientists care more about politics? A review of Winner-Take-All Politics by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. A review of Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground by Jonathan Kay. A look at the most and least successful raids in modern history, from Entebbe to Abbottabad to Iran. Should smallpox be put to death? New ways to exploit raw data may bring surge of innovation, a study says. Atlas Obscura visits the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata, a DIY collection of eclectic holdings, including Marilyn Monroe's Last Cigarette Butt, George W. Bush's Chocolate Eyeball, an Entire Wing Dedicated to Sleep and more. Bureaucrats with Guns: If Americans really hate government, why do they love watching TV shows about it? Shouting about mind-control assassins, the 9/11 conspiracy, and the Bilderberg Group, radio host Alex Jones has cornered the bi-partisan paranoia market. Potentially lethal information is as easy to come by as it has ever been — what’s the Obama administration to do? Jeff VanderMeer on his book The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature. A letter to President Obama by Lee H. Hamilton and thirteen others on Israel and Palestine.


Michael Potere (Northwestern): Who Will Watch the Watchers? Citizens Recording Police Conduct. David Alan Sklansky (UC-Berkeley): Private Policing and Human Rights. Ann Cammett (UNLV): Deadbeats, Deadbrokes, and Prisoners. Michael S. Pardo (Alabama) and Dennis Patterson (EUI): Neuroscientific Challenges to Retributivism. David Alan Sklansky (UC-Berkeley): The Persistent Pull of Police Professionalism. Mary K. Ramirez (Washburn): Criminal Affirmance: Going Beyond the Deterrence Paradigm to Examine the Social Meaning Expressed by Exercising Discretion to Decline Prosecution of Elite Crime. Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (Rutgers): Beyond Crime and Commitment: Justifying Liberty Deprivations of the Dangerous and Responsible. Mark Niles (Seattle): Preempting Justice: "Precrime" in Fiction and in Fact. Janice Nadler and Mary-Hunter McDonnell (Northwestern): Moral Character, Motive, and the Psychology of Blame. Paul H. Robinson (Penn): Are We Responsible for Who We Are? The Challenge for Criminal Law Theory in the Defenses of Coercive Indoctrination and "Rotten Social Background". From the International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Jay Karan, Deepak Saxena, Hitesh Shah on full moon days and crime: Is there any association? Douglas Starr delves into the origins of crime science, using literary and historical works to explain early forensics, phrenology and criminal psychology. Who confesses to a crime they didn't commit? The introduction to Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy. A review of Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong by Brandon L. Garrett. The economic downturn has not led to more crime, contrary to the experts' predictions — so what explains the disconnect? Big changes in American culture, says James Q. Wilson.

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