Monthly Archives: November 2014

Random thoughts- supply-demand model

On supply-demand model.

Matthew Flinders 在他的presentation里面说到很清楚,你们不能对政治期望那么高。
supply 是有限的, 政治家也只是普通人, 政府不可能完全满足各种要求。 因此, 该有所改进的是demand 方面。

很有意思。

联想到这周讨论,是否有必要允许非政府公共部门来参与到食品安全问题来,
既然一旦交给地方政府来做,难以避免rent-seeking, corruption ,
那么就交给社会力量来做?
比如云南的冰糖橙的做法?

再次,所谓改进和降低demand, 对于解释和理解当下很有意思。
再比如media and democracy 在波兰和匈牙利长达5年的project, 也在提出疑问, 到底我们该如何来assessment 过去20年的中东欧的民主化进程, 那是否是demand的部分脱离了欧洲的现实?

再说到5年前的金融危机,BOE前行长也说,责任和监管统统算在central bank, 是不妥当的。

defending politics, 我们是否对于政府要求过多了呢?

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daily poem-do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night

Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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I watched Interstellar (2014) last night. This poem is also amazing~~

Emerging Stars in Social Movement Research

Mobilizing Ideas

Each spring, in conjunction with the John D. McCarthy Award celebration, the Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame hosts the Young Scholars in Social Movements conference. Conference participants come from around the world and include some of the brightest graduate students and assistant professors studying activism, social movements, and political conflict. Our team of Contributing Editors—the folks who write the blog’s Daily Disruption posts—is primarily drawn from this pool of talented young scholars. We are taking the next several weeks to shine the spotlight on these emerging stars and on their research.  New ideas often (perhaps usually) come from younger generations. So, in many ways, these posts represent where the field is headed and should be interesting to anyone seeking to better understand processes of activism and social change.

Many thanks to the Contributing Editors listed below—for allowing us to feature their work in the coming weeks, and for…

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