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Our So-Called Foreign Policy: The Perils of Confusing Form and Substance

Just when I was all set to slam economists for advancing ditzy thinking re American foreign policy, Benn Steil undermined the stereotype – or at least demonstrated that he’s an exception. 627 more words

Our So-Called Foreign Policy

why the facebook/okcupid conversation needs the history of technology

I’m in the Poconos this week with old college friends and only intermittently paying attention to the larger world. And I’m hesitant to opine about the latest in the world of online experimentation (see… 784 more words

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Introducing: Anna Schliehe

Anna Schliehe is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. Her supervisors are Dr Hester Parr and Prof Chris Philo. 202 more words


Seminar CLXXVIII: comparing post-Roman European uplands

May 2013 seems to have been a busy month in Oxford for seminars and the like, despite my attempt at daily posting I seem still to be fourteen months behind and possibly even falling back. 1,079 more words


Institutional logics -- actors within institutions


Why do people behave as they do within various social contexts — the workplace, the street, the battlefield, the dinner table? These are fundamental questions for sociologists — even when they are ultimately interested in the workings of supra-individual entities like organizations and structures. 1,214 more words


Peep into your life first!

We say there is no last chance in life. We face situations every day which might give us thousands of opportunities to develop ourselves and get better. 350 more words