Cato Unbound / Thousand Nations

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I have the great privilege of writing the lead essay in this month’s Cato Unbound: [Beyond Folk Activism](http://www.cato-unbound.org/2009/04/06/patri-friedman/beyond-folk-activism/). Continue reading

IBRU State of Sovereignty: Day 1, Sessions

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[Regimes for Managing Maritime Space, 1 April, Track 2 Session 1](http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/conferences/sos/programme/1_april/track2_session1/)

Maritime Policing: A Sea of Change? From the Exercise of Sovereignty over Maritime Space towards the Enforcement of the Global Oceans Legal Framework, Ms Patricia Jimenez Kwast, University of Oxford, UK

Enforcement/Policing of the Law of the Sea, not by ship owners, ports, etc. Broad topic, global philosophical aspects.

Policing Powers at Sea – Background & Legal Framework

Has a picture of a pirate flag! Continue reading

IBRU State of Sovereignty: Day 1, Plenary Session

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I am currently at the University of Durham, where the [International Borders Research Unit](http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/) (IBRU) is hosting their 20th anniversary conference on The [State of Sovereignty](http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/conferences/sos/). I will be blogging the material I find interesting, here is what I have for you from [the plenary program](http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/conferences/sos/programme/1_april/opening_plenary/). Continue reading

Basesteading

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Joining the manifesto / strategy proposal tradition started by Vince, Dan B has written up his [proposal for BaseSteading](http://wiki.seasteading.org/index.php/User:DanB/BaseStead_Strategy). While TSI of course has our own strategy (which will be released for comment quite soon), seasteading is a diverse movement and we are delighted to see other people working on their own approaches. Continue reading