From the European Journal of Legal Studies, a symposium on citizenship and migration. Ana Paula Tostes (UERJ): Euroskepticism in European National Elections: The Rise of Voter Support for New Radical Right Parties. You can download Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe: Making Multicultural Democracy Work?, ed. Laura Morales and Marco Giugni. Open doors for open minds: Emil Lobe Suenson on how Europe should fight racism by receiving more immigrants. From ResetDOC, a roundtable on the background of xenophobia in Europe and the USA. Unauthorized immigrants in the United States and Europe: Donald M. Kerwin, Kate Brick, and Rebecca Kilberg on the use of legalization/regularization as a policy tool. The Journey to El Norte: Heather Pringle on how archaeologists are documenting the silent migration that is transforming America. A review of Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border by Rachel St. John. Is it the illegality or the immigration? You only have to scratch the debate to see the degree to which legal technicalities are orthogonal to the main issue.
A new issue of Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is out, including a photo essay on a mysterious bloom in Central America’s deepest lake. Japa Pallikkathayil (NYU): The Possibility of Choice: Three Accounts of the Problem with Coercion. From The The New York Times Magazine, a special issue on innovation. A long, strange road trip: A review of The Philosophy of the Beats. Are the politics of the national debt just a cynical sham, or are there times when debt matters, and times when it doesn't? From Radical Philosophy, freedom and power: An interview with Noam Chomsky. Bad signals: Steven Horwitz on the parable of the broken traffic lights. How did Wisconsin become the most politically divisive place in America? A review of How to Write Parodies and Become Immortal by Robert Chambers. Frank Jacobs on the story of Sealand. "I often hear people say 'I hate politics.' Well, I do too. I think most of it is hypocrisy and manipulative games being played by the powerful. But should we let the greedy and the morally calloused make all our decisions for us about how to organize society?"
Olivier Godechot (CNRS): How Did the Neoclassical Paradigm Conquer a Multi-disciplinary Research Institution? From Economic Sociology, a special issue of new institutional economics. Nudge thyself: Economists have more to learn from the natural sciences if they are to claim a realistic model of human behaviour. There are now so many versions of "what's wrong with the economics profession" that, with apologies to V.S. Naipaul, Arnold Kling could describe the state of economics as one of a million mutinies. Rethinking how we teach economics: What have we learned in the last five years that should be imparted upon future generations of economists? A review of The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History by Francesco Boldizzoni. Justin Fox on the (many) things macroeconomists don't know. Brad DeLong is increasingly embarrassed by his profession — why do you ask? You’ve probably never heard of Walter Weyl, but he invented the role of liberal economics popularizer — his literary descendants include Stuart Chase, John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Samuelson, and Paul Krugman. Our most widely ignored public intellectuals: Why don't those in power listen to economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman?