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  • 18
    Oct

    2021

    Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism

    I have been thinking and writing about religion and culture since the 1990s. However, I did not think about writing a book. I was more preoccupied with questions pertaining to media ethics and medical...

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  • 8
    Jun

    2020

    COVID-19 and the End of Asylum

    The hard-won institution of asylum is under threat. States around the world have shut their borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now near impossible for most asylum seekers to travel in...

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  • 30
    Apr

    2020

    How Do Constitutions Get Implemented?

    On July 9, 2011, it was announced with great fanfare that South Sudan had become the world’s newest nation state. As new countries are wont to do, that very day President Salva Kiir promulgated a new...

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  • 6
    Aug

    2019

    Information overload in the legal sphere

    TMI (“too much information”), TLDR (“too long; didn’t read”), and DNC (“does not compute”).  These acronyms offer painful reminders of our contemporary relationship with information.  ...

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  • 6
    Aug

    2019

    Who runs the joint? Gangs and social order in...

    To most people, life in prison is a mystery. In a new study, we examine many aspects of prison life, with a special focus on the role of gangs. We interviewed 802 inmates in prison in Texas, half of whom...

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  • 6
    Jun

    2019

    Mass arrest of animal rights activists. Photo credit Direct Action Everywhere.

    Social Change, Animal Rights, and Incarceration

    It is widely known that the American criminal justice system is uniquely punitive, and that the harsh carceral and collateral impacts of tough-on-crime policies have disproportionately burdened the poor...

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  • 22
    May

    2019

    Law, Love and Freedom: An Introduction

    The Beatles tell us that: ‘All You Need Is Love.’ Is that right? The inquiry into love has very deep roots in the Judeo–Christian tradition. Indeed, the divergent answers to this inquiry mark the...

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  • 18
    Apr

    2019

    Trade, Trump, and Brexit

    As an American, I can’t help but read the slow-motion drama that is Brexit through the lens of the 2016 Trump election. Each is a referendum on a half-century of internationalist and neoliberal policies...

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