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Favourite Readings 2021 – Canonization, Toleration, Incarnation, and Masturbation

Harold Bloom, The Western Canon. The Books and School of the Ages (Riverhead Books, New York, 1995) Mahmood Mamdani, Neither Settler Nor Native. The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities (Belknap Press, London, 2020) Régis Debray, Cours de médiologie générale (Gallimard, Paris, 2001) Simeon Wade, Foucault in California (A True Story – Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops in the Valley of Death) (Heyday, Berkeley, 2019) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and editors to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today we have selections from Jean d'Aspremont. You can read all the posts in this series here.  As I start what is going to be my very last contribution to the EJIL editors’ favourites (for I will be leaving the Scientific Board of the…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Critical Thinking about Contemporary Geographies and Deep Time

bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Routledge, 1994) Milton Santos, The Nature of Space (Duke University Press, 2021 [Translated by Brenda Baletti]) Helen Gordon, Notes from Deep Time: A Journey Through our Past and Future Worlds (Profile Books, 2021) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section,…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Another winter of intellectual rather than geographical journeys…

Stefan Zweig, Montaigne (8th edition, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt, 2014) Frank Schorkopf, Der europäische Weg. Geschichte und Gegenwart der Europäischen Union (3rd  edition, Mohr Siebeck, 2020) Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason. From Judgement to Calculation (W.H. Freeman & Co., 1976) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and editors…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Continuing the Never-Ending Search for Justice and Explanations

Diane Orentlicher, Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia (Oxford University Press, 2018)  Joseph P. Forgas, William D. Crano, and Klaus Fiedler (eds), The Psychology of Populism: The Tribal Challenge to Liberal Democracy (Routledge, 2021) Sayed Kashua, Track Changes (Kinneret Zmora Dvir, 2017 [Hebrew]; Grove Press,…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Back to the Basics

Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence (Faber & Faber, 2009) Jeremy Adelman, Worldy Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (Princeton University Press, 2013) Elisabetta Morlino, Procurement by International Organizations: A Global Administrative Law Perspective (CUP, 2019). Lorenzo Gasbarri, The Concept of an International Organization in International Law (OUP, 2021). Megan Bradley,…

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