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May 12th 2021 0

How to Be Intolerant: Beyond Simplistic Liberalism

Amidst surges of right- and left-wing populisms—from Trumpian Tea Parties to Black Lives Matter—one cannot avoid hearing accusations that one or another opponent is “divisive” and intolerant. What one faction today considers anti-r…

May 12th 2021

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Fascist Theatre?

In a passage of A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf reported that Italian men of letters had expressed their hope – in a telegram to il Duce Benito Mussolini – that ‘the Fascist era would soon give birth to a poet worthy of it&rsqu…

May 11th 2021

American Survivors

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are often understood in dichotomy: Americans as those who used the bombs, the Japanese as those affected. I wanted to break the dichotomy by writing a history of American survivors—Japanese Ameri…

May 10th 2021

Feminist Perspectives on the Response to COVID 19

Governmental responses to the Covid 19 pandemic—in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere—have been deeply inequitable. People of color and people living in low-income households and neighborhoods have experienced compounded pand…

May 7th 2021

On the Nature and Relevance of the Humanities

What are the humanities? Who needs the humanities? Two questions I needed to address when I became dean of a School of Humanities. Those questions are not merely relevant in university politics. They are relevant to students and academics, and to all huma…

May 6th 2021

Naïve or Necessary? Empathy for Outgroups in Times of Heightened Human Conflict

The Covid-19 pandemic represents a profound challenge for all of mankind. A year after the first outbreak was discovered, deaths directly caused by the virus surpassed 2.5 million, and that number was almost surely an undercount. The discovery of several …

May 5th 2021

Using Coins as Sources

We hope you have been enjoying The Cambridge Forum webinar series! A couple of weeks ago, we had a great session exploring what coins can tell us about the Classical world....

May 5th 2021

International Economic Relations Need New Rules and Emerging Countries Have Some Answers

Dismay over the current state of international economic relations has some policymakers longing for return to some imaginary notion of the good old days. But this is a time to look forward, not back. The old rules failed us in many ways: they fostered dom…

May 5th 2021

A Forgotten Colossus: Recovering the Legacies of the Most Cross-Culturally Significant Sculptural Monument of the Medieval Mediterranean

Recent controversies remind us that popular perceptions can be as crucial as plinths and pedestals for propping up monuments. A perfect storm of controversy in 2016, and again in 2020, led to the dismantling, veiling, or relocating of dozens of statues of…

May 3rd 2021

When does information become an essential facility?

Can a digital platform like Google Search, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Uber become an essential facility, a sort of information infrastructure? Digital platforms of various kinds are becoming indispensable business partners for a plethora of businesse…

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May 14th 2021 0

Global minimisers for anisotropic attractive-repulsive interactions

Starting from the variational formulation of the Fokker-Planck equation provided by Jordan, Kinderlehrer and Otto in 1998, many evolution partial differential equations in the framework of probability spaces have been interpreted as gradient flow of a sui…

May 14th 2021 0

Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché : Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien

After my review of the original version of Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain’s book appeared in the journal, I thought a translation might encourage readers to take up the recent French translation.…

May 13th 2021 0

‘Without mental health there can be no true physical health’ – an interview with Sarah Marsh and Catherine Barnes on Mental Health, a Hot Topic from Cambridge

This week we are carrying on our deep dive into Hot Topics from Cambridge, focusing on our Mental Health collection, in connection with Mental Health Awareness Week.…

May 13th 2021 0

Towards consolidating synergies between business and human rights and transitional justice

Last October, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights launched its report ‘Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action’.…

May 12th 2021 0

Pride amid Prejudice

In this post, Phillip Ayoub (PA), Douglas Page (DP), and Sam Whitt (SW) discuss their APSR article, “Pride amid Prejudice: The Influence of LGBT+ Activism in a Socially Conservative Society.”…

May 11th 2021 0

Intoxicants and Early Modern European Globalization – the Special issue

A special issue on the spaces, practices, and material culture that characterised the production and consumption of intoxicants in Europe, the Atlantic, and South Asia between the 16th and 18th centuries.

May 10th 2021 0

Tobacco and the Social Life of Conquest 1580-1625

This article uses the material culture of smoking to connect an American-sourced intoxicant to changing tastes and expressions of masculinity in early seventeenth-century London.

May 10th 2021 0

The Working Group and the New Right to Coltan in International Human Rights Law

In July 2020, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (Working Group) issued its report, Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action (A/75/212), which…

May 7th 2021 0

5 Things to Know about Cryptocurrencies and their Exchanges

1. Crypto is the Data Money, Blockchain is the Accounting System It is wrong to think that Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are mere digital monies.…

May 7th 2021 0

Coalitions and conflict among men

In the Bolivian Tsimané, who supports who during conflicts is affected by physical size, social status, and existing cooperative and antagonistic relationships.

May 7th 2021 0

GLJ Editorial Message for Issue 22.3

Esteemed Friends of the German Law Journal,It’s Special Issue time again!Today we are excited to deliver to you another one-of-a-kind Special Issue of the German Law Journal .…

May 6th 2021 0

The Displacement Trap: Knock-on Effects of Climate Induced Displacement

The many impacts of climate change including desertification, rising-sea levels, extreme weather events, flooding, and other natural disasters, could lead to mass human displacement over the coming century as more land becomes increasingly uninhabitable f…

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