Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Onuf Principles

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
Nicholas Onuf recently gave an interview over at e-IR. Several people of our acquaintance shared the tail-end of that, in which he is prompted to dispense career advice. Although opinions are indeed like…

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences report on mass incarceration in the US

This was mentioned at LeftForum yesterday, a major study and publication on The Growth of Mass Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. The paper copy is for sale; but it is also available to download as a … Continue reading

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Five videos about urbanization in Africa

All at the Urban Africa site – here’s the first one:

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AAG award citation for The Birth of Territory

I announced the AAG Meridian award for The Birth of Territory before, but they have now posted the citation online: AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography This award is given for a book written by a geographer … Continue reading

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Simon Russell Beale as King Lear; Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth

Tomorrow – my last full day in New York – will be a day of Shakespeare. At lunch time I am going to see the ‘live in Cinema’ screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music of King Lear with Simon Russell Beale … Continue reading

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Derek Gregory interviewed at The Archipelago

Derek Gregory interviewed by Léopold Lambert at The Archipelago.

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The Other Adam Smith – forthcoming book from Mike Hill and Warren Montag

Given the uses to which he is put – or, at least, his name invoked in support of – it’s easy to be critical of Adam Smith. This book, due out in December, sounds like it will provide both his detractors and … Continue reading

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The problems of peer review

Originally posted on Society and space:
Another good posting on the ups and downs of peer review from the group blog, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science.  It’s a good prompt for us to remind readers about the process of…

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Foucault’s Lectures on the Punitive Society IX

Originally posted on Stockerblog:
Lecture of 28th February, 1973 Rural illegality went under the same transformation as the urban illegality described in the last lecture. It was a part of the survival strategies of the poorest peasants who were using…

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