New Issue of Thesis 11 on the Subject of Politics/ New Essay on Rancière

Originally posted on thesis eleven:
The Subject of Politics David Roberts writes in his introduction The question common to the papers in the present issue is that of the subject of politics, more exactly, the revolutionary subject, the counter-revolutionary subject, and the political subject as such. The theorists are European and the focus, with the…

good luck, sociological science!

Originally posted on orgtheory.net:
The new journal, Sociological Science, is now up and running. The goal: Open access: Accepted works are freely available, and authors retain copyright Timely: Sociological Science will make editorial decisions within 30 days; accepted works appear online immediately upon receipt of final version Evaluative, not developmental: Rather than focus on identifying…

‘Pardon the Inconvenience, We Are Changing the Country’* | Boston Review

Boston Review was good enough to publish this short article by Ana Claudia Teixeira and I.  A follow-up comes out next week. ‘Pardon the Inconvenience, We Are Changing the Country’* | Boston Review. Gianpaolo Baiocchi Ana Claudia Teixeira June 26, 2013 (*) Slogan seen on the streets of São Paulo On June 13, overzealous military … Continue reading ‘Pardon the Inconvenience, We Are Changing the Country’* | Boston Review

America’s Infrastructure Report Card

Originally posted on Installing (Social) Order:
The American Society for Civil Engineering has created a nifty interactive website about the state of infrastructure in America at http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/. The website is appealing to look at and intuitive to use if you’re curious about, in this case, how poor American infrastructure really is in the late 2000s…

Transformation Institutionalized? New Essay on the Lula Era

I share with you below a new essay written with two friends, Einar Braathen and Ana Claudia Teixeira.  The essay is available here as a PDF, and is forthcoming in a new book edited by Christian Stokke and Olle Tornquist. (Comments are welcome, and we’d ask that you cite the essay as we suggest in … Continue reading Transformation Institutionalized? New Essay on the Lula Era

No Parties, No Banners – New Piece in Boston Review

Here, and below, I share with you a new piece in Boston Review that I wrote with my good friend Ernesto Ganuza. No Parties, No Banners The Spanish Experiment with Direct Democracy Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza Sergi Bernal (CC) On October 15 last year, 200,000 people marched in Madrid. They were part of a … Continue reading No Parties, No Banners – New Piece in Boston Review

5 Best Conspiracy Videos on the Internet

It’s a new year, and it’s hard to know how to feel about 2012 – one on hand: the possible collapse of the Eurozone, the violence in Egypt and Syria, the endless American military occupations, the talk of an attack on Iran, the stalled US economy, and you know, the whole 99% thing: big bummer. … Continue reading 5 Best Conspiracy Videos on the Internet