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Weekly Roundup: April 26


At the Blog

On Monday, Maggie Blackhawk continued our symposium on Aziz Rana’s The Constitution Bind, casting Rana as a modern-day Garrison and considering what might be lost were we to abandon our longstanding constitutional struggle toward a more perfect union.

On Tuesday, Kate Yoon interviewed Vincent Bevins about his recent book, If We Burn, and what we can learn from the failed protests of the previous decade. While the interview took place long before the current wave of campus anti-war protests, the lessons it conveys are not immaterial.

And on Thursday, Sandeep Vaheesan and Jonathan Harris discussed the FTC’s historic final rule banning non-compete clauses and rebutted two of the most likely arguments for why the rule should be struck down. 

In LPE Land

In the Chronicle, Gabriel Winant discusses the relationship between student revolts and the denial of meaningful deliberative participation in the governance of the campus community.

In Granta, Laleh Khalili discusses energy politics and the ‘secret’ pipeline transporting crude oil across southern Israel.

On EJIL: The Podcast, Sarah Nouwen speaks with Michael Fakhri and Alex de Waal about the slow violence committed by the international food system.

In a new paper, Alan Bogg and Cynthia Estlund argue that the reconciliation of freedom with personal work relations in capitalist firms depends on a range of restrictions on managerial discretion, effective rights of exit for workers, and institutions of contestatory voice.

In Convergence, Meena Jagannath and Nikki Thanos discuss what organizers need from lawyers.

The folks over at Just Money are running a symposium on Central Banks & the Climate Crisis, featuring Daniela Gabor, Jens Van’t Klooster, Steffen Murau, Danny Sufranski, Ulrich Volz, Monica DiLeo, Simon Dikau, David Barmes and Sarah Bloom Raskin.

On his blog, JW Mason argues that there is a Keynesian vision that is much more radical than our familiar idea of Keynesian economics.