JULY 2011

VOLUME 3 | ISSUE 7





FEATURES


LETTER FROM ABROAD | Christine Parthemore


CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN THE MEKONG DELTA

In Vietnam's Mekong River Delta, the effects of a changing climate could trigger destabilising economic and political forces.









COLUMNS



DISCONTINUITIES | Scott Smith


CODE IS CULTURE

Coping with the new reality: Changeist's Scott Smith on disruptive technology and innovation in emerging markets, in this first instalment of his new monthly column.




OXFORD DIARY | Faisal Devji


METAPHORS FOR OUR TIME

An ounce of Prevent: why "contagion" and "diffusion" underscore everything that's wrong with Britain's counterterrorism policy.




SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED | Greg Smith


DIGITALLY MEDIATED SURVEILLANCE

Cyber-surveillance in Everyday Life: An International Workshop. University of Toronto, May 12-15 2011. Hosted by the New Transparency project..




XENOPHILE | Stephen Saideman


THE SOVEREIGNTY OF PAKISTAN

The US has been accused of violating Pakistan's sovereignty when it carried out the early May raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. The reality is more complex.







THE AGENDA



ADVANCE COPY | John Matthew Barlow


The Poison King: How Not to Write History




EMISSIONS | Mari Luomi


The UAE Petrol Shortage




SUBCONTINENTAL | Eric Randolph


The Anti-Corruption Bandwagon Veers Out of Control






REVIEWS



BOOKS | Nick Turse


Monica Haller's Zainab Jawhar




EVENTS | Hannah Armstrong


Pervez Musharraf at the School of Oriental and African Studies






BOOKS | H-Net


Crime and the Rise of Modern America: A History, From 1865-1941




BOOKS | H-Net


The Development Of the PhD Degree In Britain





BOOKS | H-Net


Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945




BOOKS | H-Net


American Modern: Documentary Photography by Abbot, Evans and Bourke-White