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Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Discurso     Open Access  
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Earth System Governance     Open Access  
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Eastern Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ekonomi, İşletme, Siyaset ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Dergisi     Open Access  
El Banquete de los Dioses     Open Access  
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentro     Open Access  
Entramados y Perspectivas     Open Access  
Environment and Planning C : Politics and Space     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios digital     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethics & International Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eunomia. Rivista semestrale del Corso di Laurea in Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
European Journal for Security Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
European Journal of Political Research : Political Data Yearbook     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Politics and Gender     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
European Union Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Eurostudia     Open Access  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Evaluation and Program Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Evidence Base : A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas     Open Access  
Exchange : The Journal of Public Diplomacy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E|mporium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fascism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Federalism-E     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fédéralisme Régionalisme     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Financial Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Foreign Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Foreign Policy Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política     Open Access  
French Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Frontiers in Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Laboral     Open Access  
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geographische Zeitschrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Geopolítica(s). Revista de estudios sobre espacio y poder     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geopolitics under Globalization     Open Access  
German Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
German Politics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Germinal : Marxismo e Educação em Debate     Open Access  
Gestão & Regionalidade     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Global Affairs     Hybrid Journal  
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 417)
Global Discourse : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Media Journal : African Edition     Open Access  
Global Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Global Societies Journal     Open Access  
Global Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Global South, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Global War Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Göç Dergisi     Full-text available via subscription  
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Governare la paura. Journal of interdisciplinary studies     Open Access  
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Granì     Open Access  
Greek Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hague Journal of Diplomacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Hegel Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Helsinki Monitor     Hybrid Journal  
Hic Rhodus : Crisis capitalista, polémica y controversias     Open Access  
Historia i Polityka     Open Access  
History of Communism in Europe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hommes & Migrations     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Horyzonty Polityki     Open Access  
Human Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Human Rights Case Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 76)
Human Rights Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Idäntutkimus     Open Access  
identidade!     Open Access  
Identities : Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Identity Papers : A Journal of British and Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IDP. Revista de Internet, Derecho y Politica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IKAT : The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies     Open Access  
Indes : Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft     Hybrid Journal  
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
India Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Indialogs : Spanish Journal of India Studies     Open Access  
Indonesia Prime     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement     Open Access  
Innovation Policy and the Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Insight on Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
InSURgência : revista de direitos e movimentos sociais     Open Access  
Intelligence & National Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Interdisciplinary Political Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung     Open Access  
Interest Groups & Advocacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Critical Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Gramsci Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal : Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Area Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Children's Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of E-Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Group Tensions     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Human Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 591)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Press/Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Migration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Migration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
International Negotiation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 480)
International Political Science Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Regional Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)

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ISSN (Print) 0012-3846 - ISSN (Online) 1946-0910
Published by U of Pennsylvania Homepage  [15 journals]
  • Grief Circling
    • Abstract: The coronavirus pandemic of my experience has been a slow eruption of omnipresent neighborhood and planetary grieving, in a year that was already characterized for me by grief above all else: my mother died of cancer in London in November 2019. Before the virus's death toll began accruing, I'd been doing research, belatedly, on collective death doulas, good deaths, death cafés, and the death positivity movement. As luck would have it, I was recruited into a neighborhood "grief circle," directly after Mum's death, by a flyer posted outside my house. I have been attending ever since. It is convened by the cofounder of Philly Death Doula Collective, Kai Wonder MacDonald. It's in that space that I have grieved the fact ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Work in the Time of Coronavirus: Belabored Stories
    • Abstract: Food service and retail workers in North Carolina, organizing with NC Raise Up, the local chapter of the Fight for $15, are on strike today after being deemed "essential workers" yet treated as anything but. Jamila Allen, who works at regional fast food chain Freddy's, told me she's striking "because we need healthcare for everybody."At Freddy's, she said, only the drive-thru is currently open and the workers have been given some cleaning supplies, but she's heard from others that they're being denied the basics. It's been a year since she's been part of the Raise Up campaign, and she worries about family members without access to healthcare. "Paid sick leave is also something that we need," she said. "Not just the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Unsteady Work
    • Abstract: The literature of work is a literature of belonging. In novels and memoirs set in the cubicles of twenty-first-century offices, there is a struggle between the embrace of the collective and the conflicting desires and incentives of the individuals within it, between diving into a well-developed, gossip-rich office culture and bearing down on the more difficult task of defining the self. The works that makes up this genre are often coming of age stories, in which a company gives the narrator a trajectory, a vocabulary, and a context—the building blocks of a life—and only slowly, devastatingly, do they begin to discover the limits of their new identities.Everyone has their place in an office. They are the employee ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Nativist Tradition
    • Abstract: In 1774, just two years before he helped pen the Declaration of Independence, thomas Jefferson wrote a preamble to his more famous denunciation of British rule of North America. In "A Summary View of the Rights of British America," Jefferson stressed that his ancestorspossessed a right, which nature has given to all men, of departing from the country in which chance, not choice, has placed them, of going in quest of new habitations, and of there establishing new societies, under such laws and regulations as to them shall seem most likely to promote public happiness.Migration, he thundered, was the right of all. It was the foundation for the freedom he would fight for just a few years later.The political language of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • After Growth
    • Abstract: In the 1960s, President Julius Nyerere had a difficult message for citizens of the newly independent nation of Tanzania: accept less. Rapid economic growth would require taking loans, threatening Tanzania's autonomy as a nation. Importing consumer items from abroad would enrich foreign countries at Africans' expense and make Tanzanians dependent on the outside world. Nyerere urged Tanzanians to reject the forms of wealth that former colonizers had enjoyed and to forge a different version of well-being. Why build cement buildings with corrugated metal roofs, he asked, when the mud clay houses with thatched roofs our parents and grandparents lived in can be made with materials found within our borders' Don't import ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • When the Government Stops Counting
    • Abstract: In this watercolor by James Hough—who was imprisoned for twenty-seven years—the lifeless body of a black man fuels the prison economy in which incarcerated people are paid a pittance to produce boxers that are then sold back to them. The Big House Products label is attached to all the commodities they produce. Hough created the work while incarcerated in Pennsylvania to critique the extractive practices of prisons: the removal of people from their communities, the warehousing and exploitation of their labor, and the diminishing of their lives.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hough and others are advocating for people to be released from facilities without social distancing, protective equipment, routine hand-washing ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Now More Than Ever
    • Abstract: Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, articles have explained that—now, more than ever—we should listen to serious experts, shop locally, think globally, appreciate teachers, practice self-care, look after our brand's identity, foster a positive workplace culture, and donate to [highly endowed university X]. The list, of course, goes on.The rise of now-more-than-ever-ism is an understandable reaction to crisis. When the world is falling apart, it's a relief to hold onto the familiar. And there are plenty of instances where the last few months have either brought into focus or accelerated preexisting trends. Long before COVID-19 was a glimmer in a pangolin's eye, Americans were laying the groundwork for a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Few Suggestions
    • Abstract: June 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irving Howe, founding editor of Dissent. Here we publish two remembrances by Michael Walzer and Maxine Phillips, along with the editors' note from the first issue of the magazine. We will publish more tributes on our website, and subscribers can read the whole of the first issue from 1954, in which Howe and coeditor Lewis Coser set out to establish "a free voice of Dissent."For many years, before his death and after, I have been writing with Irving Howe looking over my shoulder: he is critical; I am trying to measure up. I think it all began at Brandeis University in Humanities 2 (Shakespeare to Dostoevsky), when I wrote a paper on The Tempest and Irving had "a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • "No Longer Young, No Longer Innocent"
    • Abstract: When he died twenty-seven years ago, Irving Howe was a few months younger than I am now. He seemed like an eminence grise to me then, certainly old enough to have been my father, though definitely not fatherly. I'd met him in the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC), which he, Michael Harrington, and others had founded. When he was among those who interviewed me for the position of managing editor for the organization's monthly publication, his verdict had been, "Qualified, but too nice to be an editor." I responded in my first week on the job by rejecting one of his articles. We got along.In those early days, the late 1970s, I respected him for having been a mentor to Michael Harrington. Still, wasn't ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Word to Our Readers: Winter 1954
    • Abstract: The purpose of this new magazine is suggested by its name: to dissent from the bleak atmosphere of conformism that pervades the political and intellectual life of the United States; to dissent from the support of the status quo now so noticeable on the part of many former radicals and socialists; to dissent from the terrible assumption that a new war is necessary or inevitable, and that the only way to defeat Stalinism is through atomic world suicide.The accent of Dissent will be radical. Its tradition will be the tradition of democratic socialism. We shall try to reassert the libertarian values of the socialist ideal, and at the same time, to discuss freely and honestly what in the socialist tradition remains ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Relational Economy
    • Abstract: Esther Perel speaks at tED2015 in Vancouver. (Bret Hartman/tED)"The fact is, we take home to work and we take work home. Love and work are the two pillars of our life … Sigmund Freud said it before me: in both we experience a sense of identity, a sense of belonging, a sense of continuity, and—hopefully—a sense of self-worth and fulfillment." So says Esther Perel, probably our most famous relationship therapist. The Belgian daughter of concentration camp survivors has garnered more than 20 million views for her tED talks, and her book Mating in Captivity has been translated into twenty-five languages. More importantly, she's the host of two extraordinary podcasts, where she takes you inside real therapy sessions ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Long Trail to Socialism
    • Abstract: "Thru-hiking" long distances has exploded over the past decade. In addition to the millions of people who hike parts of the Appalachian trail (At) every year, those managing and surveying it report that the number of hikers heading north for the trail's entirety (around 2,200 miles) increased 155 percent from 2010 to 2017. The two other premier long-distance trails in the United States, the Pacific Crest trail (PCt) and the Continental Divide trail (CDt), have seen similar increases.Since the spring, of course, the number of hikers has tanked. Many of the agencies that manage public lands are shut down (it's unclear at this point when they'll reopen), making hiking through them illegal. The Appalachian trail ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Gramsci of the Brazilian Right
    • Abstract: Watching online lectures by the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho, one might take him for just another angry You-tube ranter. His videos have poor production values: the camera looms too close to his face, and the lighting is often too bright or too dark. He records himself at his home office in Petersburg, Virginia (he abandoned his native Brazil during Lula da Silva's first term), with crammed bookshelves visible behind him. If he's not smoking as he talks, he's ready to, with cigarettes and a lighter placed before him on his desk.Carvalho speaks without notes on a wide variety of subjects, some with intellectual pretensions, others on the fringe of politics, if not reality. He has held forth on theories of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Essential Work
    • Abstract: A severe crisis concentrates the mind; one that takes place during a year when Donald trump could be reelected can make it difficult to concentrate on anything else. What is essential for the American left—our ever quarrelsome, always visionary movement—to think and do during and in the immediate aftermath of the plague'First, we should feel a certain gratification that millions of Americans have learned to appreciate the necessity, even the beauty, of solidarity. I realize that applauding and making signs of gratitude for "essential workers" are hardly the same thing as supporting them when they go on strike. Sadly, such militancy has been frustratingly rare at a time when unemployment has zoomed to a sickening ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Return of the Labor Question
    • Abstract: Has the pandemic brought the labor question back to life' It may not have achieved the salience of the public-health-in-the-time-of-pandemic question, but it's surely the most prominent subset of it. The coronavirus has brought a new visibility to a huge share of America's working class—treated as both essential and disposable—that was previously invisible to much of the nation's political elite.The pandemic's disproportionate effect on the working class and people of color came to light at the end of a decade in which the labor question had already crept back into the nation's discourse. Since Occupy Wall Street sounded the alarm in 2011, stratospheric levels of economic inequality in the United States have been a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Can We Remake a Broken Immigration System'
    • Abstract: If the #coronavirus has taught us anything it is the lengths people will go to when desperate. Next time you want to judge boat people, refugees, migrants fleeing war torn lands—remember we fought over toilet paper.Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become 'Essential' During PandemicThe great pandemic of our age will bring us, as Arundhati Roy has written, through a portal. In the United States, what lies on the other side will depend, foremost, on the outcome of the presidential election.If Donald Trump is reelected, we face the likelihood of a full-blown authoritarian state. For immigrants—legal and undocumented, already here or trying to come, asylum seekers and refugees—life will be more miserable, more ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Diversity and the Democrats
    • Abstract: By the summer of 2019, the Democratic Party's line up of presidential hopefuls resembled the images in a college recruitment pamphlet filled with racially and ethnically diverse students and faculty members. In the same spirit, the party's celebration of diversity obscured the realities of the long-standing power dynamics that make it hard for women, newcomers, and people of color to rise in its ranks. After months of debates hosting many firsts and trailblazers, the field was whittled down to two of the oldest, most politically experienced, white, male candidates. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders may have represented two ends of the Democratic Party's ideological spectrum, but their gender and race gave some ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Case for Universal Voting
    • Abstract: It is time for the United States to take a major leap forward and recognize voting as both a fundamental civil right and a civic duty required of every eligible U.S. citizen.If citizens were required to vote, our democracy would be improved in critical and far-ranging ways. In Australia, which has had such a policy for ninety-six years, turnout is consistently above 90 percent of all registered voters, and registration is nearly universal. Imagine if that were the case in the United States. With dramatically increased turnout, the voting population would look much more like America. As things are now, the pool of actual voters is skewed by race, income, and age. Election processes would open up significantly. The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Introduction: Already Sick
    • Abstract: COVID-19 has produced some of the greatest social convulsions in living memory. In the early stages of the pandemic, our preceding political concerns, not to mention our daily lives, were thrown into disarray. We tried to keep up with the dizzying pace of events—both the spread of the virus (especially in our home city of New York) and the haphazard response. It often proved overwhelming.In this section, we have enlisted some contributors to help us think through what's been going on. What has this pandemic changed' What has it revealed, or clarified' What assumptions do we need to revisit, and where could all of this be heading'In the meantime, history keeps happening. As we head to press, we are living through ... Read More
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  • Deep Problems
    • Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis, like other recent and ongoing crises, makes visible what had tended to be invisible, or at least easily ignored. Like many crises, it accelerates structural trends that were already in place, particularly in economic and technological organization. It also highlights some hopeful qualities in people. Life under distancing shows how quickly our social world can change in the face of felt need. We see everywhere that solidarity is real and people are hungry to help and support one another. Although these are rudiments of left politics, the crisis has caught the left at a moment of weakness, despite remarkable national campaigns and local victories. Meanwhile the right has the political ... Read More
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  • Turn Mutual Aid into Meaningful Work
    • Abstract: When people ask me, as a climate reporter, what I think will happen next, my answer has been cruel and blasé in its bluntness: "More pandemics." there will be more pandemics, driven by deforestation, habitat destruction, and disease vectors extended due to warming climates, all egged on in their spread by the global nature of our economy. We also know there will be an increase in other kinds of climate disasters: wildfire, drought, hurricane, flood. The future is pocked with relentless catastrophe.As of now, we have nowhere near the workforce needed to respond to this new reality. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was already running short on staff by April, with only the coronavirus on its hands. With ... Read More
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  • Apocalypse Again
    • Abstract: Even those of us who are internationalist in spirit watched the initial events in Wuhan unfold as something happening over there, somewhere far away. Given how much rhetoric is routinely expended on China as a strategic threat to the West as well as its significance as a factory for global capitalism, this surely should not have been the case. But it was, and media reports on the lockdown in Wuhan came across as something strange, a scattering of images of yellow construction equipment and green surgical gear, the ravages of the COVID-19 virus blurred in a distant strangeness that would never affect us at all.Rastignac, in Balzac's nineteenth-century novel Père Goriot, plays a philosophical game with his friend ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Conservative Incoherence
    • Abstract: As I write this, armed protesters have occupied the Michigan statehouse to protest the state's stay-at-home orders. Men in fatigues and MAGA hats, some wielding assault-style long guns, filled the lobby outside the house floor, where lawmakers debated a twenty-eight-day extension to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency. Whitmer, a Democrat, has become a target of particular bile, thanks in part to President Trump's tendency to single her out ("that woman from Michigan," he called her, and later, "Gretchen 'Half' Whitmer"). Protesters have taken to calling her "Governor Hitler."The images were chilling but familiar. Open-carrying firearms has become a mainstay of conservative protests in recent years. Some ... Read More
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  • Bring Back Health Planning
    • Abstract: A makeshift hospital at the Javits Center in New York City on April 1, 2020 (Demetrius Freeman/Washington Post via Getty Images)When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my life as a critical care physician in a Boston-area hospital changed quickly. Massachusetts weathered the third biggest outbreak, in total cases, in the nation. Patients who had contracted the novel coronavirus filled our intensive care units. Their lungs failed; our days started early and ran late. To expand capacity, we acquired more ventilators and brought in new staff. Our surgical recovery room was converted into an open-ward ICU exclusively for critically ill COVID-19 patients.Another change: we began to cooperate with other hospitals in a novel ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Democracy on Hold
    • Abstract: At the beginning of the year, I put together a project called The Ballot to try to track every election in 2020. I wanted to have writers comment on elections in their countries as Americans glued themselves to the horse racing leading up to ours. We didn't realize how many of those elections would end up delayed or canceled.In mid-March our journalists started writing in to say that elections were being put off, even in places where there were few cases of coronavirus. This first happened in North Macedonia—a snap parliamentary election that would have centered on possible EU membership and the country's recent name change. Then in Ethiopia, where an election would have tested Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's promise ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Hong Kong Fights for Survival
    • Abstract: The West was still congratulating itself on the "end of history" when Hong Kong, one of Great Britain's last colonial holdings, was handed over to the People's Republic of China in 1997. The event was seen as a denouement to the age of colonialism, heralding the arrival of a new capitalist modernity unifying East and West. There was ample reason to believe China's government—then negotiating its membership in the World Trade Organization—would before long become a steward of the liberal world order.Hong Kongers thought they would lead the way. It was not only the city's capitalists who saw "One Country, Two Systems" as an opportunity. Beijing agreed to preserve Hong Kong's way of life for at least "fifty years ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Europe: Will This Crisis Be Different'
    • Abstract: Europe is experiencing its gravest economic crisis since the Second World War. In response, governments have undertaken radical measures.In France, Emmanuel Macron suspended many taxes, rent, and other bills for businesses and promised no company would be allowed to collapse. Germany is "tearing up its fiscal rule book," as the Financial Times put it, finally abandoning its obsession with balanced budgets to fight the crisis. Many countries have essentially nationalized payrolls, promising to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise have been laid off. In the UK, Andrew Bailey, the Bank of England governor, declared that the central bank was willing to pump unlimited quantities of money into the economy to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Dignity of Labor
    • Abstract: Even before the coronavirus hit, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the highest demand for labor in the next decade would be seen in occupations where average pay is less than $35,000 a year. Among these jobs were personal care and home health aides, medical assistants, warehouse workers, janitors, and others now on the front lines of the pandemic.These essential workers have long faced harsh conditions on the job, regardless of the economic and political context. This was the case even in the 1960s when a tight labor market increased wages for unskilled workers and when organized labor was at its strongest. "So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs, of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Disease Map of Rural America
    • Abstract: Brandy Turcotte, left, and Lacy Lawrence, medical workers at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Kiowa County, Colorado (RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images)There have been two sides to the coronavirus pandemic in rural America. In many rural places, like the Vermont town of 2,500 people where I live, the sense of crisis is palpable in every empty grocery story, in every conversation held with a neighbor from across an otherwise empty country road. Yet the disease itself remains relatively scarce. With eight confirmed COVID-19 cases in the entire county by the middle of May, I would likely have to cover several hundred square miles to encounter as many cases as have been contracted on the single ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Coronavirus and the Surveillance State
    • Abstract: The coronavirus pandemic is challenging our ideas about the fundamental responsibilities of government and the proper limits of government demands on the governed.These issues are particularly pressing when it comes to government surveillance. How far should government agencies and representatives go to monitor the well-being of individual Americans and, more importantly, to reach out with corrective action, when things go wrong' to answer these questions we have to go far beyond policies for health and illness, and grapple anew with tensions between government efforts to protect people (and administer justice) and the perils of oppressive overreach.Classic conservative doctrines stress limitation of government ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Solidarity Across Species
    • Abstract: We are animals. While human beings often repress this basic fact, the novel coronavirus has revealed our connection to and dependence on the well-being of other creatures. In various ways, our disregard for other species led to and worsened this pandemic. To mount an adequate response—and to prevent future disasters—we need to start taking animals into consideration.Like countless fearsome diseases, including Ebola and AIDS, COVID-19 is zoonotic in origin, meaning it jumped from one species to another (likely from bats to humans). The destruction and exploitation of non-human life has forced different kinds of animals into closer and closer contact with each other, increasing the likelihood that such viruses will ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • How the Relief Effort Ran Aground
    • Abstract: The goal was simple enough to print on a bumper sticker: freeze the economy. Take the economic arrangements that existed in January and have the government put them into hibernation long enough to survive the worst of the pandemic. After the outbreak was controlled, thaw the economy out, allowing it to continue on its own.The trump administration was always going to be a failure when it came to containing the outbreak. But the freezing should have gone easier. It mostly involves spending money, which the government is capable of doing quickly. And private markets were screaming for the government to spend massively. Yet two of the signature recovery efforts, the expansion of unemployment insurance and creation of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Dismantle Racial Capitalism
    • Abstract: Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at almost three times the rate of white Americans. As has been widely noted, black people in this country face a variety of systemic public health risks—including higher pollution in neighborhoods and greater rates of asthma and heart disease—that contribute to this high fatality rate. Black and brown people are also more likely to work in industries like food service, care work, shipping, meatpacking, and farm work, where workers are being forced to choose between their lives or their livelihoods, while wealthier white-collar workers are better able to shelter and work remotely.The failures of the federal economic response accentuated these disparities. Wealthier and whiter ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
  • Will COVID-19 Spur a Wave of Unionization'
    • Abstract: In mid-March, someone asked me whether COVID-19 would spur a wave of unionization. My first reaction was no. How could workers possibly unionize when there was all this social distancing and people couldn't even meet in groups' Moreover, I thought workers would be so cowed by the horrors of the pandemic that they wouldn't give much thought to unionizing.That response was short-sighted. I didn't realize how furious many workers would become about the uncaring, even callous way their companies have treated them during this crisis—about the many employers that didn't lift a finger to provide masks or hand sanitizer. Many of these irate workers recognized that the most surefire way to get their employers to provide the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
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