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  1. What scenarios are ya'll running for this weekend?
  2. Does anyone have a working link to the article by Chris Lewis that talks about how collapse causes a mindset shift? The cite is here Lewis, 2k (Chris H., Ph.D. from University of Colorado, “The Paradox of Global Development and the Necessary Collapse of Global Industrial Civilization,” http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/ecology/paradox.pdf) I found the cite on GBN KS's wiki page, but the link in the cite requires a password. And also in general questions about dedev. How do you weigh the extinction impacts of dedev vs other extinction impacts. It seems to me that the timeframe of dedev is in the far far future, what happens if they weigh with timeframe? Second, do you have to win mindset change? Isn't dedev now better independent of whether or not growth happens again?
  3. Are there any authors that criticize poststructuralism? I've searched for "critique of poststructuralism" and "criticism of poststructuralism" but I can't seem to find many sources that criticize it. This is the one card that I've cut, but I'm not sure if its any good. The poststrucutural movement fails to offer concrete solutions to what they critique. Ellis 06The most common criticism raised about the poststructuralist movement is: So what? The poststructural movement, while questioning many of the realist and liberal assumptions, does very little in the way of proposing a theory of their own. I think this critique is important but not the most salient. To reveal the cracks in IR theory is not necessarily a case of “armchair” quarterbacking on the part of the poststructuralists. These “cracks” in the logic reveal problems or lapses with the mainstream IR theories that IR scholars should take seriously. Der Derian does raise interesting insights about the “new” spaces in politics, and Ashley is right that notions of statehood and sovereignty might be problematic. Ultimately, however, poststructuralists do little in the way of providing solutions to the problems they raise. This does not mean creating some parsimonious theory like realism. What it does mean, however, is suggesting ways to break away from the problems they raise, or articulating in a more normative fashion how international politics ought to operate. Second question is where on the K would I read poststructuralism bad cards? Also, is there a real difference between poststructuralism and postmodernism? Could I get away with pomo bad on post structuralist authors?
  4. 1) How if the disparity in focus between labs? There is a substantial focus on top lab, but the lower labs still have great lab leaders. Also, everday there is a built in hour that you can use to talk to anyone, not just your lab leaders. Also there are elective classes that you can take with people other than lab leaders 2) Is there a camp tourney and if so how is it? There's no official tourney, but I the practice rounds cumulate into a final exhibitiond debate (I think). 3) Dorms and food? *not big deal just curious Dorms are cool; the AC is functional.The food is the best thing ever.
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