Mark Setterfield (Trinity): Economic Growth and Development. David Hulme, Antonio Savoia, and Kunal Sen (Manchester): Governance as a Global Development Goal? Setting, Measuring and Monitoring the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Massimo Pallottino (Pisa): Why International Development Cooperation Needs the Contribution of Peace Studies? And Why Is Peace Research Currently So Marginal in International Development Cooperation? Matthias Doepke (Northwestern) and Michele Tertilt (Mannheim): Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development? Ewa Lechman and Anna Okonowicz (GUT): Are Women Important for Economic Development? An Evidence on Women's Participation in Labor Market and Their Contribution to Economic Growth in 83 World Countries. Jonathan R. Strand and J. Retzl (UNLV): Good Governance within the World Bank: Assessing Recent Reforms. Cesi Cruz (UCSD) and Philip Keefer (World Bank): The Organization of Political Parties and the Politics of Bureaucratic Reform. Gaurav Khanna (Michigan): Guns and Butter? Fighting Violence with the Promise of Development. The first chapter from Legitimacy and Effectiveness in Global Economic Governance, ed. Biagio Bossone, Maria Chiara Malaguti, Susanna Cafaro and Saverio Di Benedetto. Author of The Upside of Down, Charles Kenny talks to Ezra Klein about how the world is getting much, much better. George Scialabba reviews Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy by Saskia Sassen. Beginning of the end of the neoliberal approach to development: An excerpt from Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual by Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel. Oh, shit: Mobile phones more common than toilets.

From the inaugural issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, a special section on classics and contemporary popular culture, inckuding Mary Economou Bailey Green (Ryerson): The Odyssey and Its Odyssey in Contemporary Texts: Re-visions in Star Trek, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and The Penelopiad; and Geoff Bakewell (Rhodes): Ovid and Mel Gibson: Power, Vulnerability, and What Women Want. Victor Fleischer (San Diego): Curb Your Enthusiasm for Pigouvian Taxes. The Not-So-Jolly Rancher: Jon Ralston on how federal officials botched the Bundy cattle roundup. Christine Baumgarthuber on the art of Antarctic cooking: It’s a dog-eat-dog world down there at the South Pole. Matthew Yglesias on how America's real racism problem doesn't look like Donald Sterling. Want to reboot civilization? Annalee Newitz on the knowledge, tools, and seeds we’ll want if disaster strikes. Justice Scalia makes epic blunder in Supreme Court opinion. Today’s anti-Obamacare talking point, debunked in two charts. From New York, Justin Davidson on the long, slow death of Midtown glamour. If freedom from the marketplace is a good thing for culture, then it surely should be spread around among a wider variety of people. Terror Incognita: Mike Mariani on the paradoxical history of cosmic horror, from Lovecraft to Ligotti. Tim Donovan on the right’s paranoid tribalism: New poll reveals how the left should attack extremists. “Normally I wouldn’t bother pointing you to a single wingnut comment, but this one is such a perfect distillation of white male victimhood, that I couldn’t resist sharing”.

John J. Donohue (Stanford): The Death Penalty. Katie Ryan Van Camp (Mississippi): He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Federalism and the Death Penalty. Scott Howe (Chapman): The Federal Death Penalty and the Constitutionality of Capital Punishment. Michael J. Perry (Emory): Why Capital Punishment Violates the Constitutional Law of the United States. John D. Bessler (Baltimore): The Anomaly of Executions: The Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause in the 21st Century. Brandon L. Garrett (Virginia): The Banality of Wrongful Executions. Larry Yackle (BU): The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases. Caisa E. Royer, Amelia Courtney Hritz, Valerie P. Hans, Theodore Eisenberg, Martin T. Wells, John H. Blume, and Sheri Lynn Johnson (Cornell): Victim Gender and the Death Penalty. Russell Christopher (Tulsa): Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied. Max Ehrenfreund on how there’s still no evidence that executions deter criminals. Dina Fine Maron on how more than 340 U.S. inmates that could have been exonerated were sentenced to death since 1973. Abolition and backlash: David Dagan reviews A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery (and more). Ian Millhiser on how Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person. Hitting the broadside of a barn: Robert Anderson on Frank Keating, Roger Dale Stafford, and the death penalty. Ian Millhiser on the cruel and unusual history that led to Oklahoma’s cruel and unusual execution (and more). Austin Sarat on what botched executions tell us about the death penalty. Dismantling the machinery of death: How America can — and will — abolish the death penalty.