David Owen (Southampton): Reason and Practices of Reasoning: On the Analytic-Continental Divide in Political Philosophy. From the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt, Matthew Specter (CCSU): What's “Left” in Schmitt? From Aversion to Appropriation in Contemporary Political Theory. Christian List and Laura Valentini (LSE): Political Theory. Francesco di Bernardo reviews The Misguided Search for the Political by Lois McNay. Thom Brooks (Durham): Why Political Theory Matters. A voice of one’s own: A symposium on Tracy Strong’s Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century, with contributions by Patchen Markell, Linda Zerilli, Mary G. Dietz and Tracy B. Strong. Chetan Cetty (Georgia State): Is It Wrong To Assume Full Compliance In Ideal Theory? A Response to Schmidtz. Brendon Westler and Aurelian Craiutu (Indiana): Two Critical Spectators: Jose Ortega y Gasset and Raymond Aron. Jacob T. Levy (McGill): There is No Such Thing as Ideal Theory. Andrew Rowcroft (Lincoln): Whatever Happened to Post-Marxism. Ralph Wedgwood is against ideal theory (and a response: “What's not wrong with ideal theory”). From Public Seminar, can anyone even remember postmodernism? Enzo Rossi (Amsterdam): Facts, Principles, and Politics. John G. Gunnell (UC Davis): Political Judgment and the Problem of “Criticizing from the Outside”. Here are several entries from the new Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael Gibbons (Wiley), the entry on politics and language by Ned Curthoys, and the entry on political concepts by Jacob Norberg. Arto Laitinen (Tampere): MacIntyre and Taylor: Traditions, Rationality, and the Modern Predicament. Bojan M Vranic (Belgrade): Why is Politics Not Essentially Contested? Peter Berkowitz on Leo Strauss' political philosophy: Reviled but redeemed.

Ceren Budak and Justin M. Rao (Microsoft), Sharad Goel (Stanford), and Georgios Zervas (BU): Do-Not-Track and the Economics of Third-Party Advertising. Jacqueline Boaks (Western Australia): Must Leadership Be Undemocratic? Julie C. Keller (Oberlin) and Michael M. Bell (Wisconsin): Rolling in the Hay: The Rural as Sexual Space. Lazaros Papoutzis, Anastasia Christodoulou, Nikos Fotopoulos, Argyris Kyridis, and Ifigeneia Vamvakidou on Football Stickers and Slogans as Creators of “Special” Identities: The Case of Aris FC Thessaloniki. Cruyff's Turn: Billy Haisley on how Barcelona's greatest icon created its greatest player. Alex Tabarrok on the impact of jury race in criminal trials. From Jacobin, what’s behind Santa’s bloody rise? Three leading elven labor activists from the North Pole Labor Study Group offer a class analysis of the North Pole “gift economy”. We’re all conspiracy theorists now — even our lizard overlords. From Stack, Steve Watson on the top independent magazine covers of 2014, as voted by fans on Instagram and Twitter. The introduction to Economic Interdependence and War by Dale C. Copeland. Is ecoterrorism a threat or political ploy? Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler and Cas Mudde investigate. Matt O'Brien on how to give to charity like an economist. Ezra Klein interviews Peter Thiel on Snowden, Twitter, and why competition is overrated. After the killings, Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton now have the most critical relationship in New York. David Dayen on what Elizabeth Warren’s fight against Antonio Weiss is actually about. Erika Check Hayden in the front lines of Ebola’s most pressing mystery.

Thong Nguyen (CCEIA): Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics. Jason Miklian (PRIO): The Past, Present and Future of the Liberal Peace. Yuta Kamahara (Yokohama) and Yuko Kasuya (Keio): The State of Malapportionment in the World: One Person, One Vote? Matthew D. Stephen and Michael Zurn (WZB): Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-State Actors, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-state. Emily Hunter (UNSW): From Nuremberg to the Hague: Establishing the Legitimacy of International Legality. Stop trying to save the world: Michael Hobbes on how big ideas are destroying international development (and more). It's time to rethink how we do development: A group of development experts issues a plea for reform. From The Monkey Cage, a special series on failed states. Eric Posner on the twilight of human rights law. What is going on in this place we call a world? Adam Garfinkle on how the state and the state system alike are in trouble, and the reasons may go deeper than most suspect. The humanitarian future: Can humanitarian agencies still fly the flag of high principle, or are they just relics of an imperial model of charity? With battle of ideas won, debate on responsibility to protect about action: Adam Lupel interviews Simon Adams, executive director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Every day, in every way, wealthier societies get better and better — with just a few exceptions. From the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, ed. Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone, and Jacob Katz Cogan, here is the entry on Supranational Organizations by Peter L. Lindseth. Daniel W. Drezner on five known unknowns about the future of the global economy. Zack Beauchamp on what countries around the globe see as “the greatest threat in the world”. Charles Kurzman on world values lost in translation.