Eric Blumenson (Suffolk): Four Challenges Confronting a Moral Conception of Universal Human Rights. From the forthcoming Human Rights: Moral or Political?, ed. Adam Etinson, Samuel Moyn (Columbia): Human Rights in Heaven; and John Tasioulas (UCL): Philosophizing the Real World of Human Rights: A Reply to Samuel Moyn. Jeanne M. Woods (Loyola): Theorizing Peace as a Human Right. David J. Luban (Georgetown): Human Rights Pragmatism and Human Dignity. Keith E. Schnakenberg (WUSTL) and Christopher J. Fariss (Penn State): Dynamic Patterns of Human Rights Practices. Emilie Marie Hafner-Burton (UCSD): A Social Science of Human Rights. James Ron and David Crow (CIDE) and Shannon Golden (Notre Dame): Who Trusts Local Human Rights Organizations? Evidence from Three World Regions; and Who Knows About Human Rights? Survey Evidence from Four Countries. Sammy Adelman (Warwick): Human Rights and Climate Change. From the Revista de Estudos Constitucionais, Hermeneutica e Teoria do Direito, Peter Fitzpatrick (Birkbeck): The Revolutionary Past: Decolonizing Law and Human Rights; and Jose Manuel Barreto (Humboldt): Human Rights and Emotions from the Perspective of the Colonised: Anthropofagi, Legal Surrealism and Subaltern Studies. Ioana Cismas (NYU): The Intersection of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and Civil and Political Rights. The introduction to The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases and Materials, ed. Ben Saul, David Kinley, and Jacqueline Mowbray. The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him — is Prince Zeid up to the job?


Seth Lazar (ANU): Javier Bardem and the Indians. Seth Lazar (ANU): In Dubious Battle: Uncertainty and the Ethics of Killing. Jessie D. Turner (USF): Reconsidering the Relationship Between New Mestizaje and New Multiraciality as Mixed-Race Identity. Rik Peels (VU Amsterdam): What Kind of Ignorance Excuses? Two Neglected Issues. Troy J. Scott (RTI): On the Economic Efficiency of Progressive Taxation. Peter N Freswick (Vanderbilt): Artificial Sweetened Beverages and Pediatric Obesity: The Controversy Continues. From Emotion Researcher, five specialists on disgust share their views on the origin and expansion of disgust and on the normative status of disgust in the moral domain. Slaying, yet again, the idea that the languages we speak shape the thoughts we think: Graeme Wood reviews The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language by John McWhorter. Hitler’s airport: Berlin has buried every trace of the Third Reich — with one big exception. Hitler's bookbinder: Michael Shaughnessy reports the untold story of Frieda Thiersch — and the mysteries of her life, her motives and her books. Lessons from 25 years of post-communism: Daniel Treisman on the importance of reform, democracy, and geography. Who was C.H. Fellowes? Amateur sleuth Carmen Nyssen finds a mysterious 19th-century tattoo artist. Ander Monson reviews Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture by Rachel Lee Rubin. The first chapter from Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up by David Colander and Roland Kupers.


Elizabeth E. Joh (UC-Davis): Policing by Numbers: Big Data and the Fourth Amendment. Bernard E. Harcourt (Chicago): Governing, Exchanging, Securing: Big Data and the Production of Digital Knowledge. Erik Palmer (Southern Oregon): Of Symbolic Power and Big Data: Instagram and the Disruption of Media Photography in the 21st Century. From the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a special section on Big Data, including Hal R. Varian (Google): Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics; and David W. Nickerson (Notre Dame) and Todd Rogers (Harvard): Political Campaigns and Big Data. Jeffrey Goldfarb interviews Klaus Bruhn Jensen on exploring problems surrounding big data. Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media — are we making a big mistake? Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis on eight (no, nine!) problems with big data. Does even Nate Silver have limits? Zachary Shore on what big data can — and can’t — tell us. Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg on how your big data is worthless if you don't bring it into the real world. Big data comes to the office. The Economist explains the backlash against big data. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan on big data, little music. Big data, bad prophets: Josh Lowe interviews Tim Harford. Prison breakthrough: Big data can help states decide whom to release from prison. Janet Vertesi on how an experiment opting out of big data made her look like a criminal. James Lichtenberg on big data: Should publishers even care? Kathleen J. Frydl on coercion in the age of big data. Does big data threaten political inequality? Andrew Mayersohn wants to know. What’s the next big thing in big data? Bigger data. Kate Crawford on the anxieties of big data: What does the lived reality of big data feel like? (and more)

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