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Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value (2019)
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Norton, P. (in press). Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value. Journal of Legislative Studies, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2019.1633778

Legislatures appoint committees for different purposes. Both Houses of the UK Parliament separate legislative committees from non-legislative, or select, committees. Each is unusual in that it utilises select committees to engage in post-legislative... Read More

Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich (2019)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. Israel affairs, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2019.1626092

This article records my interview with Professor Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. We discussed the keys for successful peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians; the differences between Camp David 1978 and Camp David 2000; The Oslo Accords... Read More

Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory (2019)
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Fear, C. (in press). Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory. History of European ideas, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2019.1628582

R. G. Collingwood's New Leviathan (1942) presents an account of two ‘dialectical’ political processes that are ongoing in any body politic. Existing scholarship has already covered the first: a dialectic between a ‘social’ and a ‘non-social’ element,... 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

Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory (2019)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory. First Amendment Studies, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2019.1601579

The First Amendment is an important value in American liberal polity. Under this value, racism, hate speech and offensive speech are protected speech. This article scrutinizes one of the clear representatives of the American liberal polity - Thomas S... Read More

The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting? (2019)
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Lonsdale, D. J. (2019). The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting?. Comparative Strategy, 38(2), 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01495933.2019.1573074

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

Brexit and the decentred state (2019)
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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

R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history (2019)
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Fear, C. (in press). R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history. Journal of the Philosophy of History,

Does R. G. Collingwood’s meta-philosophical theory that concepts in philosophy are organized as “scales of forms” apply to his own work on the nature of history? Or is there some inconsistency between Collingwood’s work as a philosopher of history an... Read More

Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis (2019)
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Lonsdale, D., & Lonsdale, M. D. S. (2019). Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis. Intelligence and national security, 34(5), 703-726. 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

The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union (2019)
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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. https://doi.org/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)
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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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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