Category Archives: Politics

On SAGE Insight: Blog Posts from SAGE Open Access in 2018

In 2018, open access journals at SAGE began experimenting with a new style of blog post, to aid authors in reaching new audiences with their research. These new blog posts allow the author to summarise one or more of the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New forms of mobilization with the arrival of digital communication channels

Article title: New forms of mobilization, new people mobilized? Evidence from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems From Party Politics Mobilization efforts by parties and candidates during election campaigns tend to reach those who are more likely to vote in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight; Who Voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Election, and Why?

Article title: The Anger Games: Who Voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Election, and Why? From Critical Sociology Recently released data from the 2016 American National Election Study allow us to offer a multifaceted profile of white voters who … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Negative spaces: Terrorist attempts to erase cultural history and the critical media coverage

From Media, War & Conflict Marking Banned Books Week 2018 This study explores the long-term impact of a deliberate destruction of a cultural ground to understand how these historic sites will come to be perceived after they are gone. In … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why do young people join parties? The influence of individual resources on motivation

From Party Politics         Party membership is usually explained either by resource-based models such as the socioeconomic standard model or with the incentives that a membership can provide. The former approach stresses the role of skills, availability, and social position, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Democracy and Police Violence

In February of 2015 The Guardian reported that the Chicago police department were using a warehouse known as Homan Square as a black site to detain and interrogate criminal suspects, who have accused the police of torture and cruel treatment … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Do political parties listen to the(ir) public? Public opinion–party linkage on specific policy issues

From Party Politics Political parties are a crucial link between the public and policy outcomes. However, few studies have considered who political parties are responsive to when they take positions on specific policy proposals. In many normative definitions of democratic … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Identity best explains the #NeverTrump movement

With Donald Trump’s surprise election in 2016, many commentators argue that the Republican Party is in the midst of a transformation.  What is the nature of this transformation?  Specifically, why are some Republicans loyal supporters of the president while others … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The ‘ideal perpetrator’: The French National Railways and the social construction of accountability

From Security Dialogue While countless individuals, organizations, and companies made the Holocaust possible, for the past decade the French National Railways company (Société nationale des chemins de fer français, SNCF) has been one of the few entities finding itself embroiled … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: To Go Forward, We Must Look Back: The Importance of Evolutionary Psychology for Understanding Modern Politics

Special Issue: Evolution and Politics From Evolutionary Psychology As new waves of populism arise and cause disruption around the globe, there is both great interest in attempting to explain the origin of this dynamic as well as a need to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Future of Urban Populism

From New Labor Forum America’s cities are the key vectors for progressive change in the next decade. Most large cities contain a majority non-white population with a hunger for change. Young white progressives are also flocking to cities searching for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: ‘Youthquake’: How and Why Young People Reshaped the Political Landscape in 2017

From Political Insight The shock UK 2017 General Election result was widely characterized as a ‘youthquake’, with a dramatic surge in support for Labour among younger voters. In this paper the authors investigate the new trend that could have profound … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making

Article title: Policy-driven evidence: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making From Critical Social Policy Brexit was unprecedented, it reflects a rise in right-wing parties and sentiment across western democracies and was not entirely unforeseen. Donald Trump subsequently … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Free articles to mark International Women’s Day

A selection of free journal articles to mark International Women’s Day 2018: Beyond the Chilly Climate: The Salience of Gender in Women’s Academic Careers Gender & Society DOI: 10.1177/0891243216681494 The Dynamics of Women’s Empowerment: A Critical Appraisal Social Change DOI: … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why Did a Majority of White Women Vote for Trump?

From New Labor Forum This paper examines the recent American election where Trump beat Clinton to become the President of the USA, and discusses the role of the female vote in his win. No single fact about the highly improbable … Continue reading

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