Megan Jane Davis (UNSW): Indigenous Struggles in Standard-Setting: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Gregg McClymont, Labour MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, takes on musician, playwright and independence advocate Pat Kane on the question that will be put to Scottish residents next year in a referendum: should Scotland be an independent country? Abortion rights, long considered sacrosanct in Canada, are suddenly up for debate — is this the start of a new culture war? Andrea Bennett and Kin Fu want to know. Niki Seth-Smith on UKIP and the rise of English nationalism. Conservatism on top down under: Meet Tony Abbott, the next prime minister of Australia. Mark Beeson on Abbott’s foreign policy future: Anglosphere or regional friend? Jonathan Crowe on a fantasy map of the United States, Australia, Great Britain, and Ireland. “U.K.'s Muslims should learn from Jews”: Multiculturalism has had its day, says outgoing chief rabbi of Great Britain. Steven Lydon on why it’s time to start teaching philosophy as a formal subject in Irish secondary schools. Matthew Green on the lost world of the London coffeehouse. Why the Australian economy is the next great test for macroeconomic theory and policy. Is Ulster doomed? The demographic data does seem to suggest it, ceteris paribus, and yet there are two credible — or at least thinkable — alternatives. British nannies show the way for nudging Americans in the "right" direction.

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