As fans of the hit television series 24 will know, Jack Bauer is the gutsy hero who races against the clock to save America from terror attacks. For some, including Michael Chertoff, the former US Secretary of Homeland Security, Bauer’s exploits are not merely good fiction, they are good moral philosophy, too, in touch with the tough “real-life” decisions necessary to keep America safe. Continue reading
Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life edited by Rachel Pain and Susan J. Smith, both at the University of Durham, UK has won the 2009 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award of the Political Speciality Group of the Association of American Geographers. The award is given for “an innovative, original contribution to the conceptual and/or methodological embrace of political geography”.