Antje Wiener (Hamburg): Towards Global Citizenship Practice? Richard Rose (Strathclyde): Can National Governments be Responsible in a World of Interdependence? Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL): Is There Really a Global Human Rights Deficit? Consequentialist Liability and Cosmopolitan Alternatives. Koldo Casla on interactions between international humanitarian law and international human rights law for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights. From the International Journal of Multicultural Education, a special issue on Challenging Anti-Immigration Discourses in School and Community Contexts. Chris Armstrong reviews Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency by Lea Ypi. All negotiating is domestic: Is the idea of Westphalian sovereignty hindering the implementation of global solutions to global problems? Jennifer Rubenstein on the “Problem of Spattered Hands”, the ethical predicaments faced by international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) that provide basic services in conflict settings, and in so doing find themselves contributing, knowingly but unintentionally, to injustices perpetrated primarily by others. Christian Jarrett is in search of the super-humane (those who identify with all of humanity).
Kevin L. Cope (Virginia): The Intermestic Constitution: Lessons from the World’s Newest Nation. From the New York Review of Books, a special issue on Election 2012. From Political Affairs, Sidney Gluck on the difference between capital and capitalism and the emergence of social capital. When geoengineering goes rogue: Russ George, a California businessman, has been seeding the Pacific Ocean with iron in order to trigger a 3,800-square-mile plankton bloom. From commonplace to controversial: Anna M. Peterson on the different histories of abortion in Europe and the United States. New discovery: An Earth-scale planet orbits Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own. Amanda Marcotte on how the biggest difference between legal and illegal abortion is who controls abortion, and therefore who has power over women’s bodies and lives. Harriet Fitch Little reviews Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A New History of Power by David Priestland. What if the elderly just stopped paying their debt? Meet the world's first transhumanist politician: It's not necessarily a negative thing for us to become less human, says Giuseppe Vatinno.
A new issue of 4strugglemag is out. Brooke D. Coleman (Seattle): Prison is Prison. Noah De Lissovoy (Texas): Conceptualizing the Carceral Turn: Neoliberalism, Racism, and Violation. Gabriel Arkles (NYU): Correcting Race and Gender: Prison Regulation of Social Hierarchy Through Dress. David Wasterfors (Lund): Analyzing Social Ties in Total Institutions. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt): Beyond Dehumanization: A Post-Humanist Critique of Solitary Confinement; and Social Death and its Afterlives: A Critical Phenomenology of Solitary Confinement. Lisa Guenthers on the living death of solitary confinement: Solitary confinement does more than deprive an inmate of freedom; it violates the very structure of a person's being. Laura Gottesdiener on the unbelievable inhumanity of solitary confinement — and punishment for as little as reading a book. Are American prisons totalitarian? This question may appear curious if not ill-formed. David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow on prison rape and Obama’s program to stop it. Rikers con job: With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse. Beyond affirmative action: Inimai Chettiar and Daniel Solis on education and incarceration. Colin Farrelly on punishment and incarceration (in 3 parts).
Alexandra Stein (Birkbeck): Terror and Love: A Study of Brainwashing. From e-flux, Sven Lutticken on how inhuman quantifications actually shape the in-between spaces that we traverse or doggedly occupy; and Hito Steyerl on entanglement, superposition, and exhumation as sites of indeterminacy. From the World Future Society, a special report on the 22nd Century at First Light: Envisioning Life in the Year 2100. What if you held a protest and everyone came?: An excerpt from Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher. Polygamous future: Now that gay marriage is inevitable, will plural unions next be legalized? A review of Globalization and Technocapitalism: The Political Economy of Corporate Power and Technological Domination by Luis Suarez-Villa. Tobin Grant on the story behind one of the most ironic religious freedom lawsuits ever filed. From BBC Magazine, modern society is on the hunt for better teeth, but what is it that makes our pearly whites so alluring, asks Sarah Dunant. An excerpt from The Anarchist Method: An Experimental Approach to Post-Capitalist Economies by Wayne Price.
Ivan Krastev (IWM): European Disintegration? A Fraying Union. William Pfaff on the root of Europe’s problem. Bruce Robbins reviews The Crisis of the European Union by Jurgen Habermas (and more). What democratic Europe? Etienne Balibar responds to Jurgen Habermas. Jurgen Habermas comments on the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union (and more by Erik Voeten). Dani Rodrik on the truth about sovereignty: If European leaders want to maintain democracy, they must make a choice between political union and economic disintegration. George Soros on the tragedy of the European Union and how to resolve it. Daniela Schwarzer and Kai-Olaf Lang on the myth of German hegemony: Why Berlin can't save Europe alone. William A. Niskanen on alternative political and economic futures for Europe. What it means to belong in Europe: Amy Ludlow reviews European Identity and Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging. The Greeks aren't the only ones sick of the euro crisis — photographers are reaching the end of their tether too, struggling to shoot images of euro coins in various states of distress to illustrate the story.