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In Defence of 'Toma': Algorithmic Enhancement of a Sense of Justice (2020)
Book Chapter
Stevens, D. (2020). In Defence of 'Toma': Algorithmic Enhancement of a Sense of Justice. In Life and the Law in the Era of Data-Driven AgencyEdward Elgar Publishing

Despite serious reservations over issues of transparency, accountability, bias, and the like, algorithms offer a potentially significant contribution to furthering human well-being via the influencing of beliefs, desires, and choices. Should governme... Read More

Mill’s ‘Modern’ Radicalism Re-Examined: Joseph Persky’s The Political Economy of Progress (2019)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (2019). Mill’s ‘Modern’ Radicalism Re-Examined: Joseph Persky’s The Political Economy of Progress. Utilitas, doi:10.1017/S0953820819000244

In The Political Economy of Progress, Joseph Persky argues for seeing J.S. Mill as a consistent ‘radical’ with much to offer modern ‘radical’ political discourse. In this article, I further this claim with consideration of Mill's political philosophy... Read More

Resurgent Remain and a Rebooted Revolt on the Right: Exploring the 2019 European Parliament Elections in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Cutts, D., Goodwin, M., Heath, O., Holloway, R., & Milazzo, C. (2019). Resurgent Remain and a Rebooted Revolt on the Right: Exploring the 2019 European Parliament Elections in the United Kingdom. Political Quarterly, doi:10.1111/1467-923X.12736

The 2019 European Parliament (EP) election took place against the backdrop of the vote for Brexit and the failure of parliament to agree on a withdrawal agreement. Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party topped the poll and the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats,... Read More

Techniques of Covert Propaganda: The British Approach in the mid-1960s (2019)
Journal Article
Cormac, R. (2019). Techniques of Covert Propaganda: The British Approach in the mid-1960s. Intelligence and National Security, doi:10.1080/02684527.2019.1645434

In early 2019, the British government declassified a tranche of Information Research Department files. Among them is a candid and concise overview of British thinking about covert propaganda, complete with a list of examples of British forgery operat... Read More

Lenin on library organisation in socialist society (2019)
Journal Article
Pateman, J. (2019). Lenin on library organisation in socialist society. Library and Information History, 35(2), 98-109. doi:10.1080/17583489.2019.1632575

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, founder of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and leader of the first Socialist State in the world, devoted great attention from the very first days of the soviet power to the education of the people, to organising the wor... Read More

The politics of CPEC: the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Pakistan's federal system (2019)
Journal Article
Boni, F., & Adeney, K. (in press). The politics of CPEC: the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Pakistan's federal system. Asian Survey,

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is often portrayed as the flagship project of the new economic and political architecture envisaged by China as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). With official figures suggesting a $62 billion CPEC-relate... Read More

Testing the "China Model" of Meritocratic Promotions: Do Democracies Reward Less Competent Ministers than Autocracies? (2019)
Journal Article
Lee, D. S., & Schuler, P. J. (2019). Testing the "China Model" of Meritocratic Promotions: Do Democracies Reward Less Competent Ministers than Autocracies?. Comparative Political Studies, doi:10.1177/0010414019858962

Proponents of the "China Model" suggest that autocracies, particularly in East Asia, reward competence more than democracies. However, a competing literature argues that autocracies are less likely to reward competence because autocrats fear that com... Read More

Unintended consequences of negative campaigning: Backlash and second-preference boost effects in a multi-party context (2019)
Journal Article
Walter, A., & Van der Eijk, C. (2019). Unintended consequences of negative campaigning: Backlash and second-preference boost effects in a multi-party context. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 21(3), 612-629. doi:10.1177/1369148119842038

This study examines effects of negative campaigning by political parties on citizens’ electoral preferences in the 2015 General Election in England. We do so by using a large Internet panel study and an operationalisation of (perceived) negative camp... Read More

Negotiating imitation: Examining the interactions of consultants and their clients to understand institutionalization as translation (2019)
Journal Article
Gill, M. J., McGivern, G., Sturdy, A., Pereira, S., Gill, D. J., & Dopson, S. (2019). Negotiating imitation: Examining the interactions of consultants and their clients to understand institutionalization as translation. British Journal of Management, doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12372

Organizational scholars increasingly view institutionalization as a process through which actors adapt or translate seemingly successful practices in a field to create variations that are specific to their own organization. Yet little is known about... Read More

Refocusing group work on collaborative learning and diversifying assessments in political science departments (2019)
Journal Article
Burcu, O. (2019). Refocusing group work on collaborative learning and diversifying assessments in political science departments. European Political Science, 1-18. doi:10.1057/s41304-019-00212-6

Group work is an essential aspect of our personal, educational and professional development, yet it is not a common method of assessment in Politics and International Relations departments at British Universities. This study explores how instructors... Read More

Russian responses to the changing character of war (2019)
Journal Article
Renz, B. (2019). Russian responses to the changing character of war. International Affairs, 95(4), 817-834. doi:10.1093/ia/iiz100

For much of the post-Soviet era there was a widespread belief that improving capabilities required for dealing with local small wars and insurgencies was the central focus of Russian military reforms. As a result, Moscow's military assertiveness and... Read More

Discounting, climate change and the ecological fallacy (2019)
Journal Article
Rendall, M. (2019). Discounting, climate change and the ecological fallacy. Ethics, 129(3), 441–463. doi:10.1086/701481

Discounting future costs and benefits is often defended on the ground that our descendants will be richer. Simply to treat the future as better off, however, is to commit an ecological fallacy. Even if our descendants are better off when we average... Read More

Measures of campaign negativity: comparing approaches and eliminating partisan bias (2019)
Journal Article
Walter, A., & Van der Eijk, C. (2019). Measures of campaign negativity: comparing approaches and eliminating partisan bias. International Journal of Press/Politics, doi:10.1177/1940161219843404

We compare measures of the tone of parties’ campaigns in the 2015 General Election in England, based on, respectively, coverage of parties’ campaigns in six national newspapers, citizens’ perceptions, and expert judgments. It is the most extensive st... Read More

The political is personal: an analysis of crowd-sourced political ideas and images from a Massive Open Online Course (2019)
Journal Article
Humphrey, M., Umbach, M., & Clulow, Z. (2019). The political is personal: an analysis of crowd-sourced political ideas and images from a Massive Open Online Course. Journal of Political Ideologies, 24(2), 121-138 . doi:10.1080/13569317.2019.1589958

The analysis of ideology at the vernacular level requires access to peer-to-peer political discussions amongst non-specialists. It is in these discursive exchanges that political views are articulated, refined, and revised. Such exchanges are, howeve... Read More

Navigating by the North Star: the role of the 'ideal' in J.S. Mill's View of 'utopian' schemes and the possibilities of social transformation (2019)
Journal Article
Mccabe, H. (2019). Navigating by the North Star: the role of the 'ideal' in J.S. Mill's View of 'utopian' schemes and the possibilities of social transformation. Utilitas, 31(3), 291-309 . doi:10.1017/S0953820819000074

The role of the 'ideal' in political philosophy is currently much discussed. These debates cast useful light on Mill's self-designation as 'under the general designation of Socialist'. Considering Mill's assessment of potential property-relations on... Read More

Lenin without dogmatism (2019)
Journal Article
Pateman, J. (2019). Lenin without dogmatism. Studies in East European Thought, 71(2), 99–117. doi:10.1007/s11212-019-09325-6

A longstanding criticism of Lenin is that his epistemological contributions to the theory of scientific socialism prompted the decline of Marxism in dogmatism and despotism in the twentieth century. According to this narrative, Lenin claimed to posse... Read More

GlobalBritain™: the discursive construction of Britain’s post-Brexit world role (2019)
Journal Article
Daddow, O. (2019). GlobalBritain™: the discursive construction of Britain’s post-Brexit world role. Global Affairs, 5(1), 5-22. doi:10.1080/23340460.2019.1599297

Of the many dilemmas faced by Theresa May in negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, finding a workable narrative to explain Britain’s new world role post-Brexit proved one of the most intractable. She and her top government ministers alighted... Read More