Speranta Dumitru (CNRS): Migration and Equality: Should Citizenship Levy Be a Tax or a Fine? Roger D. Waldinger (UCLA): Immigrant Transnationalism. Hans Lindahl (Tilburg): In Between: Immigration, Distributive Justice, and Political Dialogue. David Bartram (Leicester): Migration, Return, and Happiness: On Seeking One’s Fortune in a Wealthier Country. Gregory D. Saxton and Michelle Benson (SUNY-Buffalo): The Origins of Socially and Politically Hostile Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Outgroups: Economics, Ideology, or National Context? Roger D. Waldinger and Thomas Soehl (UCLA): The Political Sociology of International Migration: Borders, Boundaries, Rights, and Politics. From Global Governance, a special issue on international migration, including an introduction; Kathleen Newland (MPI): The Governance of International Migration: Mechanisms, Processes, and Institutions; Bimal Ghosh (Colombia): The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and Migration Governance; and Alexander Betts (Oxford): Survival Migration: A New Protection Framework. From Culture and Society, Christian Giordano (Fribourg): Paradigms of Migration: From Integration to Transnationalism. From Studies in Social Justice, a special issue on Opening a Dialogue on Migrant (Rights) Activism. A quick glance at countries miles and oceans apart reveals how diverse and intransigent the issue of so-called illegal migration is today. From Spatial Analysis, James Cheshire on global migration maps. Multiculture War: From Sweden to Switzerland, liberals pushing unfettered immigration court a populist backlash. The effect of the welfare state on immigration and its composition depends on whether the destination country's migration policy is “free” or “managed”, and on whether the source country is developed or developing.
Tayebi Tahmineh and Parvaresh Vahid (Isfahan): I Will Wow You! Pragmatic Interjections Revisited. From The New York Times Magazine, is sugar toxic? That it makes us fat is something we take for granted — that it might also be making us sick is harder to accept; is sitting a lethal activity? James Vlahos wants to know; and what’s the single best exercise? Gretchen Reynolds investigates. Royal wedding: Does Kate Middleton really want to marry into a family like this? By redefining anti-immigration and anti-Muslim impulses as a defense of Western values such as women’s rights and the rule of law, muscular liberalism gives a veneer of responsibility to far baser emotions — it is a Trojan Horse for a subtle new authoritarianism that true liberals must resist. The really smart phone: Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease — even our political views. Is church a waste of space? From New York, a special issue on post-crash Wall Street. Birtherism is dead, long live Birtherism: David Weigel on the history of a national embarrassment, and why it's not over yet. David Roberts on policy in an age of post-truth politics. Mat Honan on how to make your lie go mainstream in 26 easy steps — a handy flowchart. It gets harder and harder to be a Republican: With an ever expanding list of Republican dogmas to adhere to, it's not just tougher to stay in the party — it's tough to win a general election. The nonsense quandary: How should news organizations deal with phenomena like the “birther” brouhaha? John Cassidy goes inside George Soros’s “Monstrous Monkey House”. What does your phone know about you? More than you think. The nostalgia trap: In Brooklyn and London, the future is losing to the past.
From CJR, Felix Salmon on how Wall Street elites read the business press: What a story says depends on who exactly is reading it. From Christianity Today's Books and Culture, a podcast on the Wall Street Journal's Review Section: A reader’s report six months after the launch. While many news organizations are struggling and retreating, Bloomberg News keeps adding talented journalists, expanding its empire and elevating its ambitions. Mark Seddon on the strange death of radical journalism. At 79, former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is still kicking ass and winning Emmys, but with his exposes sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild, is anybody watching? Good Media Bad Media: Fiza Fatima Asar on how news-making practices make stories news worthy and their impact on society. The ninth art meets the fourth estate: Leigh Phillips traces the emergence of comic-book journalism. Trying to globalize journalism might cause more problems than it solves: A review of Global Journalism Ethics by Stephen J.A. Ward. A review of The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy by Mark Neuzil. The twilight of foreign correspondents: What will the future of international news look like in the era of blogs, Facebook and Twitter? A look at the (more than) 101 ways to read the New York Times. An interview with Ted Conover, participatory journalist. McClatchy’s new Washington bureau chief Jim Asher is a champion of aggressive reporting. Jack Shafer on what journalists write when they encounter known unknowns. A review of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America by William McGowan. T.A. Frail on the top 10 unforgettable editorials: These editorial voices rose above the America clamor with words we will never forget.