Category Archives: Politics

On SAGE Insight: The Violence of Impact: Unpacking Relations Between Gender, Media and Politics

From Political Studies Review Published in Association with Political Studies Association Impact now forms 25% of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) agenda. Its current definition has been broadly taken to mean a positive interpretation of the role of academia in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why do voters choose corrupt politicians?

While in public citizens express their clear rejection of corruption and their intentions not to support corrupt politicians, empirical evidence shows that voters around the world only mildly punish corrupt politicians. From a theoretical point of view it is puzzling … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Is Donald Trump a ‘superstar celebrity politician’?

Article title: What is Donald Trump? Forms of ‘Celebrity’ in Celebrity Politics From Political Studies Review Media reporting of elections and of political leaders draws parallels with the world of entertainment. Journalistic metaphors and analogies are designed to capture the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The political revolt of the lower middle class against automation: a common explanation for Brexit, Trumpism or the yellow vests

Labour markets in advanced economies are increasingly marked by job polarisation, whereby job creation occurs either at the high- or low-skill levels, while mid-skill jobs are disappearing. This is mainly due to the process of automation of many routine-based tasks, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New Fronts in the Culture Wars? Religion, Partisanship, and Polarization on Religious Liberty and Transgender Rights in the United States

From American Politics ResearchPublished in Association with Fordham University Beginning in the 1960s, the United States experienced religious and partisan conflict over cultural issues such as abortion that was described as a “Culture War.” Recent, highly salient battles over religious … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria

Article title: Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria From Journal of Conflict Resolution Why do fraudulent elections encourage protesting? Scholars suggest that information about fraud shapes individuals’ beliefs and propensity to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country?

Article title: What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country? Resources and Rewards vs Risks of Protests in Urban and Rural China From Political Studies While the existing literature on social movements has provided plenty of inspiration for the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Engaging students as co-producers: A critical reflection on the policy commission model

From Politics A key challenge to all disciplines is ensuring that their curriculum provides students with the necessary range of skills to prepare them to be active global citizens. For political science educators, this has been reflected in emphasis being … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight; Can Narratives of White Identity Reduce Opposition to Immigration and Support for Hard Brexit?

Article title: Can Narratives of White Identity Reduce Opposition to Immigration and Support for Hard Brexit? A Survey Experiment From Political Studies Britain’s vote to leave the European Union highlights the importance of White majority opposition to immigration. This article … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Navigating Big Data dilemmas

Facebook is yet again dominating news headlines, this time for its #10YearChallenge encouraging users to post pictures of themselves from 10 years ago and today. While ostensibly a fun and trivial exercise, the viral challenge raised questions regarding whether the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Invisible Digital Front: Can Cyber Attacks Shape Battlefield Events?

From Journal of Conflict Resolution On December 23, 2015, hackers attacked Ukraine’s power grid, disabling control systems used to coordinate remote electrical substations, and leaving people in the capital and western part of the country without power for several hours. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Perceptions of parties’ left-right positions The impact of salience strategies

From Party Politics The left-right dimension is widely used by voters and parties as a ‘super-issue’ with flexible, varying meaning. Hence, it is important to know how voters place parties on the left-right dimension. Despite the widespread use of left … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: How do Frontex and EU states both exacerbate the migrant crisis and manage it?: Humanitarianism, human rights and security

Article title: Frontex and the convergence of humanitarianism, human rights and security From Security Dialogue In recent years, there has been growing scholarly interest in the connections between humanitarianism and security in EUropean border governance. Drawing on in-depth interviews with … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The direct and moderating effects of mass shooting anxiety on political and policy attitudes

In the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States, there is now a well-scripted response: public sadness; fear; anxiety and outrage; calls for prayers; and calls for policy change. Politicians appear to repeat a set of well-known ideological responses–liberals … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Strengthening Manufacturing—How Research Can Inform Public Policy

Article title:  Strengthening Manufacturing—How Research Can Inform Public Policy: An Introduction to the Special Issue From: Economic Development Quarterly The narrative about manufacturing has changed dramatically during the past decade. Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, American manufacturing … Continue reading

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