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Understanding the Coup in Turkey

  Still reeling from the latest terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day, the news from Turkey the next night, on 15 July 2016, at first didn’t seem to make sense, which was only augmented...

Link Round-Ups

Link Round-up for July 25

From around the blogosphere: As the world seems to degenerate before our eyes, even if previous decades were (“objectively”) a whole lot worse in terms of chaos and violence (good NYT o...

Link Round-Ups

Link Round-up for July 18

From around the blogosphere: Has the world gone insane? I mean, qu’est-ce-que le every-loving f*#k? There is just too much crazy these days, and I’m getting motion sickness from it all....

Symposium Responses

The Security Fetish

How does sexual violence come to be recognised as an object of security, and with what consequences? Sara Meger's provocative article proposes an answer, and along the way identifies fault-l...

Symposium Responses

Sex Without Sexuality

Sara Meger’s article serves as a powerful reminder that social scientists produce a great many objects of analysis that are not only fetishized but sexualized too. In my own field, Internat...

Link Round-Ups

Link Round-up for July 4

From around the blogosphere: Happy July 4th for the Americans out there! In honor of our nation's special day, I’ve re-written some of our most famous patriotic anthems to today’s event...