From Law and Contemporary Problems, a special issue on the practices of the International Criminal Court. Geoffrey M. Heal (Columbia) and Jisung Park (Harvard): Feeling the Heat: Temperature, Physiology and the Wealth of Nations. Richard A. Bales (Ohio Northern) et al: A Comparative Analysis of Labor Outsourcing. Lucas Melgaco (Vrije): Security and Surveillance in Times of Globalization: An Appraisal of Milton Santos’ Theory. Tor Krever (LSE): Dispensing Global Justice. Zelda Van der Velde (Tilburg) and Rianne Letschert (IVI): Collective Victimisation of Stateless Peoples: The Added Value of the Victim Label. Jonas Tallberg (Stockholm): Transparency and Openness. And still they come: Balancing the interests of migrant workers and the countries they live in. Uncontained: Trade is the weakest link in the fight against dirty money. When medicines don’t work anymore: The executive director of the South Centre warns that unless a global action plan is launched to tackle the crisis, we are facing a future in which antibiotics will no longer work. Ivan Krastev on why the world is filled with failed protest movements: The insurgencies are anti-political at their base. A review of The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance by Eswar S. Prasad (and more). Eric Jones reviews Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World by Giorgio Riello. Several countries in Southeast Asia are among the world’s worst to work in, with workers suffering from regular rights violations, according to a new labor rights index. You can download Creative Districts around the World, ed. Lenia Marques and Greg Richards.


Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan (Penn): A Psychological Account of Consent to Fine Print. Pauline Grosjean and Rose Khattar (UNSW): It's Raining Men! Hallelujah? Gabor Naray-Szabo (Eotvos Lorand): Conservative Evolution, Sustainability, and Culture. Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Jennifer M. Urban (UC-Berkeley): Alan Westin's Privacy Homo Economicus. Moti Mizrahi (St. John’s): Don’t Believe the Hype: Why Should Philosophical Theories Yield to Intuitions? Leonid Grinin (ECBSF): The Star-Galaxy Era of Big History in the Light of Universal Evolutionary Principles. Stephen M. Maurer (UC-Berkeley): From Bards to Search Engines: Finding What Readers Want from Ancient Times to the World Wide Web. Cass Sunstein (Harvard): Albert Hirschman's Hiding Hand. Maria Caruso (Georgia State): Why Immoral Art Cannot Morally Harm Us. Jed Perl on how the art world has stopped distinguishing between greatness and fraudulence — and it's costing us. Siddhartha Mahanta on Donald Rumsfeld, master of perception. Americans usually think of “grassroots” politics as spontaneous outbursts of public opinion — in fact, a specialized industry of political operatives organize many grassroots efforts. Ezra Klein on on the single most important fact about American politics. Kate Levin on the vanishing, underappreciated prank call: How the weird imagined landscape of the phone network shaped my adolescence. I don’t feel your pain: Men and women appear to suffer pain differently, so do blacks and whites — modern medicine has trouble even talking about it. Is Terry Richardson an artist or a predator? Benjamin Wallace investigates.


Carlo Prato (Georgetown) and Stephane Wolton (Chicago): The Voters' Curses: The Upsides and Downsides of Political Engagement. Joshua Zingher (SUNY-Binghamton): An Analysis of the Changing Social Bases of America's Political Parties: 1952-2008. Zoltan L. Hajnal and Jeremy D. Horowitz (UCSD): Racial Winners and Losers in American Party Politics. David C. Kimball, Bryce Summary, and Eric C. Vorst (Missouri): Political Identify and Party Polarization in the American Electorate. Are left and right a feature (or bug) of evolution? Chris Mooney reviews Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences by John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Alford and Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman. Does money make people conservative? Andrew Gelman on leading to a discussion of different default models held by economists and political scientists. The Republicans have concluded that the path to electoral victory isn’t to craft the better campaign or come up with appealing policies, but to control the shape of the electorate by making it smaller. Study finds strong evidence for discriminatory intent behind voter ID laws: Legislators who support strict ID requirements are more racially biased than those who don’t. Democrats, stop fighting voter ID laws. John Sides on why weird congressional districts can be good congressional districts. Facebook could decide an election without anyone ever finding out: Jonathan Zittrain on the scary future of digital gerrymandering and how to prevent it. Computer programmer Brian Olson solved gerrymandering in his spare time; we could take human error out of the redistricting process entirely — why don't we?

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