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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)
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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, 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, 1-19. 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

The poverty of contractarian moral education (2019)
Journal Article
Clayton, M., & Stevens, D. (2019). The poverty of contractarian moral education. Journal of Moral Education, doi:10.1080/03057240.2019.1576123

In A Theory of Moral Education, Michael Hand claims that a directive moral education that seeks to persuade children that a particular conception of contractarian morality is justified can be undertaken without falling foul of the requirement not to... Read More

Voters’ Partisan Responses to Politicians’ Immoral Behavior (2019)
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Walter, A. S., & Redlawsk, D. P. (2019). Voters’ Partisan Responses to Politicians’ Immoral Behavior. Political Psychology, doi:10.1111/pops.12582

Politicians’ moral behaviors affect how voters evaluate them. But existing empirical research on the effects of politicians’ violations of moral standards pays little attention to the heterogeneous moral foundations of voters in assessing responses t... Read More

How do inclusionary and exclusionary autocracies affect ordinary people? (2019)
Journal Article
Neundorf, A., Gerschewski, J., & Olar, R. (in press). How do inclusionary and exclusionary autocracies affect ordinary people?. Comparative Political Studies,

We propose a distinction between inclusionary and exclusionary autocratic ruling strategies and develop novel theoretical propositions on the legacy that these strategies leave on citizens' political attitudes once the autocratic regime broke down. U... Read More

Parliamentary representation: a cross-national study of candidates' views (2019)
Journal Article
Sudulich, L., Trumm, S., & Bridgewater, J. (2019). Parliamentary representation: a cross-national study of candidates' views. Parliamentary Affairs, doi:10.1093/pa/gsz009

This study explores political elites’ self-conceptualisation of parliamentary representation by using data on nearly 7,000 candidates encompassing eighteen elections in fifteen countries. We examine the relevance of institutional features, closeness... Read More

Multinational cooperation: building capabilities in small air forces (2019)
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Burczynska, M. E. (2019). Multinational cooperation: building capabilities in small air forces. European Security, doi:10.1080/09662839.2019.1584102

European air power is represented by a variety of air forces, each equipped with different capabilities and facing different limitations. Developing the former and making up for the latter requires resources and finances and is not always possible wi... Read More

The Anglo-American military relationship: institutional rules, practices, and narratives (2019)
Journal Article
Rees, W., & Davies, L. (2019). The Anglo-American military relationship: institutional rules, practices, and narratives. Contemporary Security Policy, 40(3), 312-334. doi:10.1080/13523260.2019.1581973

The Anglo-American military relationship is a vital yet neglected area of study. This article argues that the British military have actively cultivated a relationship with the U.S. military that has contributed to the longevity of the broader so-call... Read More

Typhoon Yolanda and post-disaster resilience: problems and challenges (2019)
Journal Article
Eadie, P. (2019). Typhoon Yolanda and post-disaster resilience: problems and challenges. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 60(1), 94-107. doi:10.1111/apv.12215

Typhoon Yolanda hit the Visayas region of the Philippines on 8 November 2013. With wind speeds reaching 315 km/h, the storm remains one of the strongest and most destructive typhoons ever to make landfall (Santos, 2013). This article focuses on how t... Read More