Here are some of the really interesting things I’ve read recently. It should go without saying that these links do not imply agreement.
Jim Russell at the Sustainable Cities Collective site on Portugal’s out-migration and how it shows that geography not demography is destiny.* To all you wavers: Transpontine on urban civility.
There have been some dramatic and depressing stories in the news recently about the Sinai and Israel, which are increasingly important nodes on the migration network linking Africa and Europe. This surprisingly sympathetic piece on trafficking in the Sinai was in the Daily Mail.** From the other end of the Levant, here’s a special issue of Ankara University’s SBFDERGİSİ on sub-Saharan Africans in Istanbul.
André Béteille: sociology as vocation.
Location, location, location
Global income inequality by the numbers: in history and now, by Branko Milanovic, plus discussion of it (1,2) by Duncan Green and Ricardo Fuentes.