Peter Niesen (Hamburg): Constituent Power in Global Constitutionalism. Cormac S. Mac Amhlaigh (Edinburgh): Harmonising Global Constitutionalism. Christine Schwobel-Patel (Liverpool): The Political Economy of Global Constitutionalism. Esref Aksu (Melbourne): What, Then, is “Global” about Global Governance? Hayley Stevenson (Sheffield): The Wisdom of the Many in Global Governance: An Epistemic-Democratic Defence of Diversity and Inclusion. Matthew Stephen (WZB): Emerging Powers and Emerging Trends in Global Governance. Ming-Sung Kuo (Warwick): Rethinking the Law-Space Nexus in Global Governance: The Case of Global Administrative Law. Luke Ulas (Frankfurt): Doing Things by Halves: On Intermediary Global Institutional Proposals. Cecilia Tortajada (NUS): Nongovernmental Organizations and Influence on Global Public Policy. Asafa Jalata (Tennessee): Reimagining Global Social Movements in the Perspective of Egalitarian Democracy.


Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Oxford): Brexit, Article 50 and the Contested British Constitution. Should Colombian president Santos decline the Nobel Peace Prize? That’s what Vietnam’s Le Duc Tho did in 1973 — whatever Santos does, let’s hope he uses the award to advance the cause of peace. A satirical travel advisory for Africans visiting the US hits close to home on two continents. Robert Farley on Russia and the 2016 campaign: “It’s worth ruminating for a bit just how odd of a situation we find ourselves in”. From New Left Review, Nancy Fraser on contradictions of capital and care. Michael Marder and Slavoj Zizek on Hamid Dabashi and the breakdown of rational argumentation. Christina Cauterucci on a guide to hygge, the Danish concept of coziness that basically means “candlelit uterus”. Can the “higher” and “lower” flourish equally in an intimate relationship? George Scialabba on the higher happiness. Losing the war on unhappiness: Historian of “positive thinking” Mitch Horowitz declares surrender — almost.


Donald Trump confirmed our worst fears about the kind of president he would be. How Donald Trump’s fall matters: Trump didn’t revive his chances after the second debate — but he did revive fears of how he’ll respond to losing. Why the lewd Trump tapes won’t matter (as much as you think) in white Christian America. Trump surrogates have started normalizing sexual assault in a terrifying way. Remember when Republicans were hysterical about daughters and wives being groped in bathrooms? Predators in arms: Is there a partisan pattern here? Trump’s one public service was exposing the misogyny of the GOP. Donald Trump is right: Famous men can do anything. A generation of GOP stars stands diminished: “Everything Trump touches dies”. Michael Gerson on why Republicans deserve their sad fate.

It’s no accident that Hillary Clinton throws obscure facts, names, and comments at opponents during debates — she loves opposition research, part of what makes Clinton, whether in debates, or day to day on the campaign trail, “obsessive” when it comes to being prepared. The lesson of Hillary’s secret speeches is she’s exactly who we already knew she was. These books will help you hate Hillary Clinton, but only if you already do: Carlos Lozada reviews Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Souza, Crisis of Character by Gary J. Byrne, Armageddon by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, and Guilty as Sin by Edward Klein. Martha Patterson on feminine monstrosity in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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