Category Archives: Politics

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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On SAGE Insight: Much ado about nothing? The (non-) politicisation of the European Union in social media debates on migration

From European Union Politics In the course of the financial and debt crises, scholars have argued that ‘politics is back’ in the European Union (EU) and that politicisation cannot be reversed. Authors of this paper investigate this claim using a … Continue reading

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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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