Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine
by D Shulman
For decades, we've been shocked by images of violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. But for all their power, those images leave us at a loss: from our vantage at home, it's hard for us to imagine the ...
How Game Design Can Empower Citizens and Transform Politics
by Josh Lerner
Anyone who has ever been to a public hearing or community meeting would agree that participatory democracy can be boring. Hours of repetitive presentations, alternatingly alarmist or complacent, for or against, accompanied by constant heckling, ...
by Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli & others
Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war. The authors compare ...
A Documentary History
by Albert Fried & Ronald Sanders
Nearly five centuries after the first wave of Catholic missionaries arrived in the New World to spread their Christian message, contemporary religious workers in the Bolivian highlands have begun to encourage Aymara Indians to return to ...
Measuring, Ranking, and Electing
by Michel Balinski & Rida Laraki
In Majority Judgment, Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki argue that the traditional theory of social choice offers no acceptable solution to the problems of how to elect, to judge, or to rank. They find that the traditional model -- transforming the ...
by Karl Schlogel
Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times
by Ralph Lerner
The role of the fool is to provoke the powerful to question their convictions, preferably while avoiding a beating. Fools accomplish this not by hectoring their audience, but by broaching sensitive topics indirectly, often disguising their ...
by Roger Liddle
by Steven Livingston & Gregor Walter-Drop
Social Media and Violence Prevention
by Joseph G. Bock
Tunisian and Egyptian protestors famously made use of social media to rally supporters and disseminate information as the "Arab Spring" began to unfold in 2010. Less well known, but with just as much potential to bring about social change, are ...
by Michael Katakis
Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a ...
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
by Peter Grose
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day - courage, mateship, determination and improvisation - the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a ...
by Nina Hachigian
by Jonathan Lyons
The Art of Living Dangerously
by Brad Evans & Julian Reid
What does it mean to live dangerously? This is not just a philosophical question or an ethical call to reflect upon our own individual recklessness. It is a deeply political issue, fundamental to the new doctrine of 'resilience' that is becoming ...
The Politics of International Environmental Cooperation
by Peter M. Haas