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Marxism and the Political Economy of Abolition (2025)
Book Chapter
Burnett, J. (in press). Marxism and the Political Economy of Abolition. In D. G. Scott (Ed.), Abolitionist Voices. Bristol: Bristol University Press

This chapter examines the ways Marxist and neo-Marxist thought has contributed to abolitionist praxis. In doing so, it first explores Marx’s early writings in the 1840s, demonstrating how these were foundational to his later critique of political eco... Read More about Marxism and the Political Economy of Abolition.

Universals of Legal Reasoning by Judges: A Plea for Candour in Decision-Making (2024)
Book
Lundmark, T. (2024). Universals of Legal Reasoning by Judges: A Plea for Candour in Decision-Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Universals in Legal Reasoning by Judges explores and expounds the usage of rules to justify judicial decisions. Inspired by Savigny's canons of interpretation, and informed by the author's years of study and teaching in Germany, the book constructs a... Read More about Universals of Legal Reasoning by Judges: A Plea for Candour in Decision-Making.

Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation (2024)
Journal Article
Burnett, J., & Chebe, F. (in press). Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation. Justice, power and resistance, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1332/26352338Y2024D000000009

This article examines the theft of migrant workers’ wages in England by their employers, drawing from original accounts and testimonies of a sample of workers employed between 2018 and 2023. It builds on and establishes new conceptual understandings... Read More about Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation.

Multicultural Conversations : The Nature and Future of Culture, Identity and Nationalism (2024)
Journal Article
Tyler, C., Modood, T., Parekh, B., Uberoi, V., & Connelly, J. (in press). Multicultural Conversations : The Nature and Future of Culture, Identity and Nationalism. Ethnicities,

Despite well-known criticism of multiculturalism in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Australia, India and elsewhere since 9/11, such policies have proliferated (Banting and Kymlicka, 2013; Mathieu, 2017) and the Canadian and Australian poli... Read More about Multicultural Conversations : The Nature and Future of Culture, Identity and Nationalism.

A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation (2024)
Journal Article
Dyson, J., Westoby, C., Collins, T., Vakaj, E., Millman, C., Akinbobola, Y., …Cowdell, F. (in press). A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation. International Journal for Academic Development, https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2023.2293873

Academics in Higher Education are often expected both to teach and to research; this is a particular challenge for women both structurally and individually. Initiatives to address structural issues include AdvanceHE. Here, we focus on individual issu... Read More about A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation.

Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023 (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023. British Council

Foreword: This report tells the story of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023, when the UK found itself as host on behalf of the 2022 winners Ukraine, due to Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country in 2021. As the UK’s 2022 entry Sam Ryder put it... Read More about Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023.

Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review. British Council

First paragraph: This literature review explores the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest for soft power strategies and cultural relations activities, especially at times of conflict and international aggression.

The Branding of Jihadi Terror: An Organizational Theory Understanding of Jihadi Terrorism (2024)
Journal Article
Farooqi, M., & Dover, R. (in press). The Branding of Jihadi Terror: An Organizational Theory Understanding of Jihadi Terrorism. Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne. New Series, 25-42. https://doi.org/10.26343/0585556X11802

Since 2001, jihadism as a socio-political movement of waging jihadi violence has been prominent in international relations and security. The dominant discourse has been that jihadism is a religious phenomenon, in which violence is drawn from 19th and... Read More about The Branding of Jihadi Terror: An Organizational Theory Understanding of Jihadi Terrorism.

Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum (2023)
Book Chapter
Burnett, J. (2024). Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum. In D. G. Scott, & J. Sim (Eds.), Demystifying Power, Crime and Social Harm The Work and Legacy of Steven Box. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46213-9_11

This chapter examines immigration control in the UK as a core site where carceral logics are actualised, drawing on the analytical framework developed in Steven Box’s Power, Crime and Mystification. Box’s seminal text in 1983 provided a compelling ac... Read More about Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum.

Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable (2023)
Journal Article
Fernando, B., Giles, S., Jackson, C., Lawrence, A., Raji, M., Williams, R., …Dowey, N. (2023). Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable. Nature Geoscience, 16(8), 658-660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01241-z

Admission to doctoral study is a crucial step in the academic pipeline, but discriminatory procedures can disproportionately impact students from ethnic minority backgrounds. We show how these policies contribute to inequity in the geosciences and pr... Read More about Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable.

Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse (2023)
Journal Article
Mills, T., Green, S., & O'Leary, N. (2023). Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse. Temida, 26(2), 163-188. https://doi.org/10.2298/TEM2302163M

This article investigates the hidden and under-researched phenomenon of child/adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse (CAPVA). Despite the attention given to spousal and child abuse, very little is known about why children abuse their parents or wha... Read More about Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse.

Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution (2023)
Book
Burnard, T. (in press). Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press

Based on a close reading of nearly four hundred articles in leading journals published over the past decade, Trevor Burnard provides an unprecedented examination and analysis of the direction of the field encompassed by the popular hashtag #VastEarly... Read More about Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution.

Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine (2023)
Report
Baker, C. (2023). Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine. Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool

The Heseltine Institute is marking Liverpool’s status as host city for Eurovision 2023 with a special series of policy briefings. In this first briefing of the series, Dr Catherine Baker (University of Hull) discusses some of the key themes that will... Read More about Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine.

Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process (2023)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kemerova, N., Bolsunovskaya, L., & Osipov, S. (2023). Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process. Education Sciences, 13(2), Article 176. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13020176

The sustainable use of the Earth’s resources is recognized as increasingly important on a global scale, especially in relation to natural resource management, and is effectively addressed under the auspices of resource efficiency within engineering e... Read More about Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process.

Performative Models and Physical Fictions (2023)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2023). Performative Models and Physical Fictions. Litteraria Pragensia : Studies in Literature and Culture, 32(64), 8-36

Arcadian Theatre is a concept for performance practice that uses fictional scenarios to engage participants in autotelic play that facilitates intercultural (inter-epistemological) dialogue. In so doing, the performance models of Arcadian Theatre ena... Read More about Performative Models and Physical Fictions.

The Equator Project (2023)
Report
Dowey, N., Giles, S., Jackson, C., Williams, R., Fernando, B., Lawrence, A., …Souch, C. (2023). The Equator Project

This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy (2023)
Journal Article
Chatterjee, J., & Dethlefs, N. (2023). This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy. Patterns, 4(1), Article 100676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patter.2022.100676

We explore the recently released ChatGPT model, one of the most powerful conversational AI models that has ever been developed. This opinion provides a perspective on its strengths and weaknesses and a call to action for the AI community (including a... Read More about This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy.

Fear and Weakness (2023)
Other
Porter, J. (2023). Fear and Weakness

JOY PORTER applauds a powerful new book that emphasises Indigenous agency within the story of North American colonisation

Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe (2023)
Book Chapter
Baker, C., & Howcroft, M. (2023). Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe. In K. Loftsdóttir, B. Hipfl, & S. Ponzanesi (Eds.), Creating Europe from the Margins: Mobilities and Racism in Postcolonial Europe (108-124). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003269748-7

In 2017, Kingston-upon-Hull celebrated becoming UK City of Culture (‘Hull2017’). Organisers of the cultural mega-event hoped to restore civic pride amongst residents of Hull, which had been severely affected ever since its North Sea fishing industry... Read More about Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe.

Powerful Inversion (2023)
Other
Porter, J. (2023). Powerful Inversion

First paragraph: Big, successful popular histories generally tell their audience something they would like to hear. This one is no exception. Written by one of the most erudite, talented and justifiably lauded thinkers of his generation in a pithy,... Read More about Powerful Inversion.