archive

Progress on world challenges

Kanishka Jayasuriya (Adelaide): The Strange Death of the International Liberal Order. Simon Chesterman (NYU): State-Building, the Social Contract, and the Death of God. An interview with Dani Rodrik on books on globalisation. A review of The Human Rights of Non-citizens by David Weissbrodt. The issue of celebrities and aid is deceptively complex: There is no simple answer to whether we should or should not use stars to promote good causes. The first chapter from Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford and Orlanda Ruthven. Richard Just reviews “If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die”: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor by Geoffrey Robinson. A review of Removing Peoples: Forced Removal in the Modern World. Mark Leon Goldberg on the 55 most anti-gay countries at the UN. What Rawls hath wrought: A review of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn (and more and more and more). Progress on world challenges, from the environment to health to food security, depends on interdisciplinary, globe-spanning conversations. Thinking the UNthinkable: Redesigning the United Nations Security Council might not be easy, but it would be a great prize. Victory: The US endorses the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Unconventional World: Scenes from the most paradoxical places on earth — from China to Israel, Detroit to Megalopolis.