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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: 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: 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: Analytic thought increases support for liberal policies

Article title: Hong Kong liberals are more analytical: Analytic thought increases support for liberal policies From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Society for Personality and Social Psychology This study tests whether liberals and conservatives in the same country process information … 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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Journalistic integrity and academic inquiry in a post-truth era

Following this year’s British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Award, Hannah Settle, Assistant Editor for Humanities & Social Science Journals, SAGE Publishing, explores how academic research supports journalism. “Integrity, authority, humanity and evidence. Are there better words in the lexicon of journalists?” … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Have we entered a post-truth era?

Editorial title: Post-truth? From Social Studies of Science  Have we entered a post-truth era? Did we turn a corner with the US election, with its steady stream of fake news? Easily debunked but widely circulating conspiracy theories, and outright lies … Continue reading

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The PSA Awards 2016 highlight an extraordinary year in politics

In the year that proved “voters always have the last word”, last night the Political Studies Association (PSA) honored noteworthy academics, journalists, politicians, political campaigners and policy-makers who have made significant contributions to the conduct and study of politics.  SAGE’s President … Continue reading

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Free access to all journals of the Political Studies Association

From A selection of journals By way of marking our new partnership, SAGE are offering all PSA journal articles completely free-to-access until the end of March 2016 including access to the full archive. Click on the links to a selection … Continue reading

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The media’s role in lawmaking

The media’s role in lawmaking: A case study analysis From The International Journal of Press/Politics There is a lack of studies showing the mechanisms through which the media may affect lawmaking. As a result, there is little knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Music, violence, politics, integrity: Feminist contradictions or an editorial in the form of 18 tweets

From European Journal of Women’s Studies This most recent issue of the European Journal of Women’s Studies publishes an editorial where some shared thoughts about; music, violence, politics and integrity are presented. The paper is unusual in that it is composed … Continue reading

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Is sport above human rights?

Issue: Sport on trial From Index on Censorship Should Syrian delegates be allowed to attend the London Olympics? Should high-profile sporting events take place in countries where free expression is repeatedly crushed? As sport and politics collide, this issue of … Continue reading

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Political blogging on the right and the left

A tale of two blogospheres: Discursive practices on the left and right From American Behavioral Scientist As presidential candidates from both parties gear up for the big day in November, more and more people are turning to political blogs to … Continue reading

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Are coalitions the inevitable future for UK governments?

From Political Science Two heads are better than one? Assessing the implications of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition for UK politics The UK’s political system has been recognized as a model delivering a stable one party government, but 2010 has proved … Continue reading

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MRSA in the United Kingdom where science meets politics, and a sensationalist media produces a misinformed public

From British Journal of Infection Control ‘Hospital superbug claiming lives’, ‘Dirty NHS hospitals to blame for MRSA’, ‘Unclean wards killing patients’. These familiar UK newspaper headlines have terrified the public over recent years. However the author of this letter explains … Continue reading

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