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Weekly Roundup: December 16, 2022

Weekly Roundup: December 16, 2022

Lauren van Schilfgaarde and Dana Powell conclude our symposium on A Nation Within. Plus, a hot new issue of the JLPE, Melinda Cooper on the family office, a CFP on money as a democratic medium, Karen Tani interviewed at Death Panel, and Luke Herrine on the relationship between antitrust and consumer protection.

Recovering Emergence: A Nation Within What?

Recovering Emergence: A Nation Within What?

In the sci-fi short, The Sixth World, filmmaker Nanobah Becker poses the unthinkable: Diné people on a space mission to colonize Mars. Yet, in Becker’s telling, colonizing Mars is not a linear journey into a post-apocalyptic future, but is instead part of a genre of indigenous futurism and “decolonizing encounters.” Ezra Rosser’s A Nation Within. . .

Tribal Consultation as Right and Obligation

Tribal Consultation as Right and Obligation

In his prodigious A Nation Within, Ezra Rosser identifies numerous moments throughout Navajo Nation history that would have benefited from more robust consultation. The Diné’s forced march to Bosque Redondo, the arbitrary sheep stock reduction, and harmful strip mining all point to a lack of tribal input and an overabundance of federal paternalism. In. . .

Good Native Governance for the Seven Generations

Good Native Governance for the Seven Generations

Native Nations in the United States are stronger today in many respects than they have been in the past 250 years. Despite much growth, however, tribes continue to experience the instability that comes from the ruptures of colonialism and must work to recover, rebuild, and revive the cultural lifeways that make them who they are as Indigenous Peoples. This. . .

A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

Demand for land and natural resources has fundamentally shaped both the development of the Navajo Nation government and the relationship between the tribe and non-Indian interests. In this post, Ezra Rosser kicks off a symposium on his recent book, A Nation Within, by offering a brief look at this history, and suggesting that Diné have the power to assert. . .

Corporate Personhood & Corporate Purpose: A Response to Carly Knight

Corporate Personhood & Corporate Purpose: A Response to Carly Knight

In a recent post, Carly Knight argues that resuscitating the vision of the corporation as a “creation of the state” is an important part of reclaiming the progressive argument for increased corporate accountability. In this response, Dan Rohde suggests that, rather than subscribe to one unified theory of “the corporation,” progressives would be. . .

Weekly Roundup: December 2, 2022

Weekly Roundup: December 2, 2022

An LPE-themed Crossword Puzzle, an LPE Academic Fellowship, Seven rapid reactions to the recent FTC policy statement, and a look at the failures of neoliberal electricity. Plus, NYC x LPE and an open letter in support of the railway workers.

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Energy Price Shocks and the Failures of Neoliberalism

The global energy price shocks of the past two years have made it painfully clear that energy cannot be treated as an ordinary commodity. They also offer an opportunity to rethink the push to liberalize energy markets over the past forty years, and particularly the use of markets for electricity provisioning.

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Weekly Roundup: November 18, 2022

Weekly Roundup: November 18, 2022

Helen Hershkoff and Luke Norris on the Oligarchic Courthouse, Missy Risser-Lovings on training students to partner with grassroots organizing groups, and Stephanie Campos-Bui on the use of creative, non-litigation strategies to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice. Plus, an upcoming event on Jamie Martin’s The Meddlers, two CFPs,. . .