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Monthly Archives: December 2014


Reblogged from The Disorder Of Things | For the Relentless Criticism of All Existing Conditions Since 2010

As per our disciplinary formations, IR scholars often indoctrinate instruct their students with the assumption that anarchy is a constant in international relations. The use of the term, however, generally assumes that there are natural/material constants within the international that…

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Reblogged from “The Disorder of things”. Confronting the Global Colour Line

Our edited volume Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line has now been published. We asked some of the contributors to give us their thoughts on what has been (both deliberately and unwittingly) overlooked by the…

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U.S. approaching ‘tipping points’ for sea level rise-related flooding earlier than expected | AGU Newsroom

SAN FRANCISCO –By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a study published today in…

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John Muir’s Last Stand

The postmodern greens aim to reorient conservation’s primary focus away from establishing protected areas intended to help prevent human-caused extinctions and to sustain large-scale natural ecosystems. Instead, they advocate sustainable management of the biosphere to support human aspirations, particularly for…

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Latour: War and Peace in Time of Ecological Conflict

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
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Archaeologists Discover 13,800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii – ICTMN.com

Archaeologists Discover 13,800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii – ICTMN.com.

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Thomas Docherty on academic freedom | Features | Times Higher Education

Reposted from Times Higher Education: Managerial fundamentalism has taken hold in universities, with scholars viewed as resources that must be controlled, argues the Warwick scholar via Thomas Docherty on academic freedom | Features | Times Higher Education.

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Systems Thinking: Seeing How Everything is Connected

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
“Knowledge without deep comprehension, imagination and compassion is just a more complex form of ignorance. We need to shift paradigms, to grow wiser, all of us, especially the dominant cultures and civilizations. We are…

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Doctors see health and hope in Burnaby Mountain protests | Vancouver Observer

Reposted from Vancouver Observer: “Climate change is the biggest public health threat of the 21st century.  The Lancet said it first in 2009.  Since then, British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal the Journal of the American Medical Association,…

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Scientists will be forced to knock on doors under health research grant changes – Health – CBC News

To understand what’s going on requires a short primer on how medical research is funded in Canada. Most of the country’s health scientists apply for funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which receives just over a billion dollars…

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