Daniel Drezner outlines what's known to have happened and what's likely to have happened with Bo Xilai. Brief version? Bo Xilai's Maoism nearly disrupted the decade's-end transition in power in China.
The Global Sociology Blog answers the question of where sociologists' commentary on the global economic crisis is by pointing out that a lot of the groundwork on economic inequity has already been done. That, and institutional biases militating against in-depth examination in the context of tenure exists.
This Lawyers, Guns and Money post arguing that there's no radical Latin American left because Chavez et al aren't engaged in complete revolutionary transformations of their societies is silly.
Naked Anthropologist Laura Agustín defines the different segments of the sex industry in Spain.
Patrick Cain maps the location of marijuana grow-ops in Toronto.
At The Power and the Money, Douglas Muir makes the depressing case that Assad is likely to stay in power in Syria for the next while.
Steve Munro considers the question of what is to be down with the eastern waterfront of Toronto.
Understanding Society's Daniel Little categorizes the different ways in which historians have analyzed the history of China.