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Brexit and the decentred state (2019)
Journal Article
Beech, M. (in press). Brexit and the decentred state. Public policy and administration,

The aim of this article is to examine Brexit through the lens of decentred theory as articulated by Bevir (2013) in A Theory of Governance. Decentered theory regards the British state as neither a monolith (as per modernist social science) nor a myt... Read More

Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D., & Lonsdale, M. D. S. (in press). Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis. Intelligence and national security, https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2019.1592841

Effective communication of information is essential to intelligence work. This paper identifies the main obstacles to good communication: policy-related challenges; cognitive impediments; resource limitations; cultural and structural issues within in... Read More

Divided by Values: Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party and England's 'North-South Divide' (2019)
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Beech, M., & Hickson, K. (in press). Divided by Values: Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party and England's 'North-South Divide'. Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 24(2),

This article explores the sociocultural divide in England exposed by Brexit. The metaphors of ‘North’ and ‘South’ are used to explain this, where the former is seen as more culturally conservative and the latter as more cosmopolitan. We examine the... Read More

The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting? (2019)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. (in press). The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting?. Comparative Strategy,

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) represents a significant shift in US nuclear weapons policy. Using Cold War vintage theory, this paper assesses whether the NPR signals a return to nuclear warfighting. The NPR is assessed against five primary dr... Read More

The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union (2019)
Journal Article
Wurzel, R. K., Liefferink, D., & Di Lullo, M. (2019). The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union. Environmental Politics, 28(2), 248-270. doi:10.1080/09644016.2019.1549783

The leadership dynamics between the European Council, the Council and the Member States in European Union (EU) environmental policy since the 1970s are analysed. The puzzle is that, although the EU was set up as a ‘leaderless Europe’, it is widely se... Read More

The place of human rights in the foreign policy of Cameron's Conservatives: Sceptics or enthusiasts? (2019)
Journal Article
Beech, M., & Munce, P. (2019). The place of human rights in the foreign policy of Cameron's Conservatives: Sceptics or enthusiasts?. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 21(1), 116-131. doi:10.1177/1369148118819066

The purpose of this article is to explain the place of human rights in the foreign policy thinking of David Cameron’s Conservatives (2005–2016). The article asks three interrelated questions: First, what role has human rights come to acquire in inter... Read More

Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance (2018)
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Wurzel, R., Liefferink, D., & Torney, D. (2019). Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 1-21. doi:10.1080/09644016.2019.1522033

This contribution assesses the roles and functions of leaders, pioneers and followers in multi-level and polycentric climate governance. While leaders usually actively seek to attract followers, this is not normally the case for pioneers. We address... Read More

Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities (2018)
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Wurzel, R. K., Moulton, J. F., Osthorst, W., Mederake, L., Deutz, P., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 146-166. doi:10.1080/09644016.2019.1522039

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Innovative climate governance in small-to-medium-sized structurally disadvantaged cities (SDCs) are assessed. Considering their deeply ingrained severe economic and social proble... Read More

Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system (2018)
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Jänicke, M., & Wurzel, R. K. (2019). Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 22-42. doi:10.1080/09644016.2019.1522019

The important role that climate leaders and leadership play at different levels of the European Union (EU) multilevel governance system is exemplified. Initially, climate leader states set the pace with ambitious policy measures that were adopted lar... Read More

The battle deaths of peace time: Macro-political, -economic and –social causes of suicides (2018)
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Beyer, C. (in press). The battle deaths of peace time: Macro-political, -economic and –social causes of suicides. Social Sciences,

The study of voluntary death (suicide) is not yet developed at the international level. The human security approach allows for the inclusion of suicides as a topic of concern in International Relations, as as many people die from suicide per year as... Read More

Africa's child soldiers/suicide children: A regulatory framework (2018)
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Olivier, M. (2018). Africa's child soldiers/suicide children: A regulatory framework. International Journal of Law and Society, 1(3), 115-124. doi:10.11648/j.ijls.20180103.13

Despite the prohibition of child soldiers by international law, recent African conflicts have witnessed a persistence of this phenomenon, which is becoming ever more specialised. An example of such specialist involvement of children in African armed... Read More

War, population growth, inequality, and the history of the world state idea: The causes of world wars and global governance evolution over the long duree (2018)
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Beyer, C. (2018). War, population growth, inequality, and the history of the world state idea: The causes of world wars and global governance evolution over the long duree. Humanities and social sciences, 6(5), 159-172. doi:10.11648/j.hss.20180605.14

Humanity has experienced three major periods of war – 500Bc the Greek wars, 1600AD the Thirty Years War and 1900AD the Two World Wars. These were the most significant times of war in human history, as far as is known to Western science. IR scientists... Read More

The impact of delivering online information neglecting user-centered information design principles. Cyber security awareness websites as a case study. (2018)
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Lonsdale, M., Lonsdale, D., & Lim, H. (in press). The impact of delivering online information neglecting user-centered information design principles. Cyber security awareness websites as a case study. Information Design Journal,

Information design principles are overlooked in cyber security awareness websites. An Information Design Process Model was devised to help frame and interpret how online information is processed and the role information design principles have in faci... Read More

The Oslo peace process: interview with Joel Singer (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). The Oslo peace process: interview with Joel Singer. Israel affairs, 24(5), 733-766. doi:10.1080/13537121.2018.1505687

This article records one interview with one of the authors of the Oslo Accords: Joel Singer who was brought to the negotiations from Washington at a later stage. The Oslo channel was established by Yossi Beilin, Terje Rød-Larsen and Yoel Hirschfeld w... Read More

When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech. El profesional de la información, 27(3), 671-681. doi:10.3145/epi.2018.may.20

This paper aims to address the problem of hate on the Internet. It is opened with a definition of hate speech. Then it discusses hate speech prior to the Internet, during the Internet's early days and at present time. The paper explains some of the w... Read More

Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists (2018)
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Tyler, C., & Connelly, J. (2018). Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26(4), 643-659. doi:10.1080/09608788.2018.1475344

This article surveys and contextualizes the British idealists' philosophical writings on language, aesthetics and emotions, starting with T.H. Green and concluding with Michael Oakeshott. It highlights ways in which their philosophical insights have... Read More

Cyberterrorism (2018)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Cyberterrorism. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, 169-171. (2018). SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781473960367.n54

The digital revolution has affected all spheres of life. Society’s infrastructure relies heavily on technology and computers. Extensive and vast communication networks enable the production, distribution, and use of digitized information in all forma... Read More

Forms, dialectics and the healthy community: the British idealists' receptions of Plato (2018)
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Tyler, C. (2018). Forms, dialectics and the healthy community: the British idealists' receptions of Plato. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 100(1), 76-105. doi:10.1515/agph-2018-0004

© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH. All rights reserved. This article counters the dominant misinterpretations of the British idealists' readings of Plato, thereby fundamentally undermining the current historiography of Plato's modern reception in the Eng... Read More

Between Individual Rights and Group Rights (2018)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Between Individual Rights and Group Rights. Academicus, 18, 9-25. doi:10.7336/academicus.2018.18.01

The politicization of ethnocultural diversity and the demands posed by minority cultures for greater public recognition of their distinctive identities, and greater freedom and opportunity to retain and develop their distinctive cultural practices ch... Read More

Abolishing the security dilemma: Why we need to integrate the militaries (2018)
Journal Article
Beyer, A. C. (2018). Abolishing the security dilemma: Why we need to integrate the militaries. Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies, 2, (93EAZO). doi:10.22261/CJES.93EAZO. ISSN 2221-0989

This article argues that the Security Dilemma can in fact be abolished by integrating the militaries into one common global organisation, possibly under one common command. The existence and workings of NATO are an approximate example of this ideal i... Read More