Constitutional Law (Books and Journals)
- British Journal of Politics and International Relations From Nbr. 1-1, April 1999 to Nbr. 23-1, February 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Political Insight From Nbr. 1-1, April 2010 to Nbr. 12-2, June 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Political Studies From Nbr. 1-1, February 1953 to Nbr. 69-3, August 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Political Studies Review From Nbr. 1-1, January 2003 to Nbr. 19-3, August 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Politics From Nbr. 1-1, April 1981 to Nbr. 41-3, August 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Teaching Public Administration From Nbr. 1-3, March 1977 to Nbr. 39-2, July 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- The Modern Law Review From Nbr. 1-1, June 1937 to Nbr. 81-3, May 2018 Wiley, 2021
- Bringing Justice Home. The Road to Final Appellate and Regional Court Establishment by: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2008
Diversity and Perceptions of Immigration: How the Past Influences the Present
The question of whether high immigration produces anti-immigration hostility has vexed researchers across multiple disciplines for decades. And yet, understanding this relationship is crucial for countries dependant on immigrant labour but concerned about its impact on social cohesion. Absent from most of this research are theories about the impact of early-years socialisation conditions on...
- Book Review: Ceren Lord, Religious Politics in Turkey: From the Birth of the Republic to the AKP
Critical Dogmatism: Academic Freedom Confronts Moral and Epistemological Certainty
Academic freedom is one of the most important principles of the modern university. Yet, defenders of academic freedom, and the associated concept of free speech, are now often projected as being either aligned with or enabling, right-wing views. This is a puzzling development. Academic freedom is typically understood to be a set of principles that protect academics from external – primarily state
- Commissioned Book Review: Benjamin Biard, Laurent Bernhard and Hans-Georg Betz (eds), Do They Make a Difference? The Policy Influence of Radical Right Populist Parties in Western Europe
No, Face Masks Aren’t Dehumanizing
Wearing facial coverings has become a key element in the fight against COVID-19. However, deep partisan divisions have arisen over the adoption of face masks, with Democrats more supportive than Republicans in the United States. Among opponents, a common argument is that facial coverings serve to dehumanize the wearer. Using an experimental study, I find no evidence, using a nationally diverse US
When do coalitions form under presidentialism, and why does it matter? A configurational analysis from Latin America
This article proposes a new approach to the study of coalition formation in presidential regimes. Drawing on a dataset covering 33 Latin American governments, the article shows that coalition cabinets are, mostly, the product of pre-electoral agreements. I present a six-stage timing of coalition agreements, including four degrees of earliness. Then, I challenge this consideration with the most...
Undermining a Rival Party’s Issue Competence through Negative Campaigning: Experimental Evidence from the USA, Denmark, and Australia
Much party communication encourages voters to lower issue-related evaluations of rival parties. Yet, studies of such influence are rare. Drawing on research on political parties’ negative campaigning, this article starts to fill this gap. We triangulate evidence from four survey experiments across six issues in Denmark, the US, and Australia, and show that a party’s negative campaigning decreases
- Book Review: Mario Telò and Yuan Feng (eds), China and the EU in the Era of Regional and Interregional Cooperation
- Commissioned Book Review: Jenny Pearce, Politics Without Violence? Towards a Post-Weberian Enlightenment
Crowdsourcing Campaigns: A New Dataset for Studying British Parties’ Electoral Communications
Parties’ electoral communications play a central role in British campaigns. Yet, we know little about the nature of the material contained in these communications and how parties’ campaign messages differ across constituencies or elections. In this article, we present a new dataset of 8600 election leaflets from four recent general elections that relies on crowdsourced information. We illustrate...
Normativity in Realist Legitimacy
Political realists reject the view that politics is applied morality. But they also usually claim that judgements about political legitimacy are normative. Where, then, does this normativity come from? So far, realists have given two answers: ‘concessive realism’, which identifies legitimacy as a norm internal to political practice while delegating to morality the task of explaining why this...
Occupational Engagement and Partisanship in the United States
In this article, I present a portrait of the American power elite and their relationship with the party system. I focus on occupational categories as institutional positions and take up three questions: Which occupational categories wield social influence? How politically mobilized is each of these occupational categories? And what partisan tilt is exhibited by each category? My results help...
Let it float: Inflation and states’ priority on monetary independence over exchange rate stability
Monetary policy autonomy and exchange rate stability are desirable macroeconomic policies that cannot be attained jointly under internationally mobile capital. In this article, I explore what happens to state choices between the two policies when a key domestic economic challenge rises. Among many factors, increasing inflation directly affects citizens’ daily lives through rising living costs and
Shaping Public Opinion about Regional Integration: The Rhetoric of Justification and Party Cues
The article investigates how justifications used by politicians to explain their positions on policies of regional integration shape public opinion about these policies. I argue that support for a policy position increases when politicians tailor their justifications to the expectations of their audience, and I suggest that this happens even when party cues offer a less effortful way of forming...
‘A Life of Their Own’? Traditions, Power and ‘As If Realism’ in Political Analysis
This article explores the role of tradition in the social world and offers a theory of why some traditions ‘stick’. Building on the ontological insight of ‘as if realism’, I argue that traditions are constitutive both of an actor’s beliefs and of their institutional context, and so critical to political analysis. The relative resonance of traditions can be understood as contingent upon power...
- Commissioned Book Review: Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Maria Paula Meneses, Knowledges Born in the Struggle: Constructing the Epistemologies of the Global South
Foreign Policy Change: From Policy Adjustments to Fundamental Reorientations
Over the last decades, an increasing number of empirical studies have examined foreign policy change. In this article, we provide an overview of different conceptualizations and understandings of foreign policy change, identify the different drivers and inhibitors of change, and suggest avenues for future research. Most importantly, this review argues that scholarship provides relevant insights...
- Corrigendum: Child-rearing With Minimal Domination: A Republican Account
Estimating the Effect of Competitiveness on Turnout across Regime Types
Electoral turnout as an indicator of political participation, political equality and, thus, democratic performance is one of the most important variables in the study of elections. While numerous studies have contributed to the explanation of electoral turnout, the picture is still incomplete. Notably, a variable which pertains to the core of elections, the competitiveness of electoral races, is...
- Commissioned Book Review: Jonathan Fox, Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me: Why Governments Discriminate Against Religious Minorities
Between Utopianism and Realism: The Limits of Partisanship as an Academic Methodology
Taking debates about democracy in the EU as an example, Fabio Wolkenstein proposes that normative theorists should adopt a ‘partisan’ approach that engages with ‘formative agents’ to advocate for transformative political and societal change, such as the creation of a transnational democracy at the EU level. He criticises those he calls ‘democratic intergovernmentalists’ for adopting a ‘first...
Second-Order Political Thinking: Compromise versus Populism
The literature often mentions that populism is in conflict with the politics of compromise. However, the opposition remains vague and undertheorized. This article confronts populism and compromise in a novel way by analyzing them as types of second-order political thinking and ideologies of democracy. Second-order political thinking provides a set of ideas and concepts that frames and regulates...
- Book Review: John Komlos, Foundations of Real-World Economics: What Every Economics Student Needs to Know
‘It’s a Long Way from Kuusamo to Kuhmo’: Mapping Candidates’ Electoral Constituencies in the Finnish Open-List Single Preference Voting System
This article seeks an insight into the nature of intraparty competition in an open-list single preference voting system, and it does so by analysing the distribution of votes for Centre Party candidates in the 40 or so municipalities making up the northern Finnish constituency of Oulu in each of the five general elections between 2003 and 2019. It builds on Grofman’s distinction between a...
Child-rearing With Minimal Domination: A Republican Account
Parenting involves an extraordinary degree of power over children. Republicans are concerned about domination, which, on one view, is the holding of power that fails to track the interests of those over whom it is exercised. On this account, parenting as we know it is dominating due to the low standards necessary for acquiring and retaining parental rights and the extent of parental power....
- Commissioned Book Review: Katrina Forrester, In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy
Support for Liberal Democracy and Populist Attitudes: A Pilot Survey for Young Educated Citizens
At the theoretical level, even if populism and democracy are not necessarily antithetical, the former challenges the liberal component of democracy, advocating for the majority rule and putting under stress the principles of the rule of law. To test the relationship between liberal democracy and populism, we created four new questions that measure the support for liberal democracy conceived as a...
EU peacebuilding’s new khaki: Exceptionalist militarism in the trading of good governed for military-capable states
This article explores how European Union (EU) peacebuilding is being reconfigured. Whereas the EU was once a bulwark of liberal peacebuilding, promoting a rule of law–based international order, it is now downplaying the goal of good governance and placing military capacity as central for international peace and security. Several works have analysed these changes but have not theorised militarism,
Connecting Contextual and Individual Drivers of Anti-Americanism in Arab Countries
Existing studies propose that anti-Americanism in the Arab region is fueled by American interventions, citizens’ religion, and relative deprivation. However, these three have not been addressed simultaneously or integrated into one framework. This study does so by developing and testing a context-dependent framework. Empirically, we apply multilevel regression to 32 Global Attitudes Project and 34
Interruptive protests in dysfunctional deliberative systems
The field of deliberative democracy has long recognised the role of interruptive protests to make polities more sensitive to good reasons. But how exactly interruptive protests enhance deliberative systems remain an open question. ‘Non-deliberative acts may have deliberative consequences’ is a crucial line of argument in the deliberative systems literature, but the precise character of these...