Political Insight

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April 2012

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages i–ii, 1–38

  1. Covers

    1. Top of page
    2. Covers
    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Front Cover, Volume 3, Number 1. April 2012 (page i)

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.003c1.x

  2. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Covers
    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Editorial (page ii)

      Peter Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00087.x

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      Surveying the political scene in 2012 calls to mind Hegel's famous quip: ‘The one thing that we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history’. There was no Euro in early 19th century Europe but the great German philosopher's maxim could have been coined specially for the Eurozone crisis, which continues to rumble on with no clear end point in sight.

  3. Full Issue

    1. Top of page
    2. Covers
    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Full Issue (pages 1–38)

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00088.x

  4. In the News

    1. Top of page
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    3. Editorial
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    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. In the News (pages 2–3)

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00089.x

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      Playing politics; Celebrity politics; Unconventional tax; Devolution dissatisfaction.

  5. Features

    1. Top of page
    2. Covers
    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. The Politics of Sports Mega-events (pages 4–7)

      Jonathan Grix

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00090.x

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      Why do countries compete so fiercely to host international sporting events? Is the legacy worth the billions in costs? With the 2012 Olympics on the horizon, Jonathan Grix looks at the politics of staging a sports mega-event.

    2. A Coalition with Two Wobbly Wings: Backbench Dissent in the House of Commons (pages 8–11)

      Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00091.x

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      During the coalition government's first 18 months, backbench MPs in Westminster have rebelled in almost half of all votes. Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart examine the rising tide of dissent and ask what this might mean for the coalition's future.

    3. England's Urban Disorder: The 2011 Riots (pages 12–17)

      John Benyon

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00092.x

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      The serious disorders in August 2011 caused shock and outrage, even though they were just the latest in a long history of public tumult. John Benyon examines the riots and the different reactions to them, and finds that the underlying causes were more complex and deep-seated than many seemed prepared to admit.

  6. Foresight

    1. Top of page
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    3. Editorial
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    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
    8. Features
    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Falklands/Malvinas: In Search of Common Ground (pages 18–19)

      Vicente Palermo

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00093.x

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      Thirty years after the conflict, the Falkland Islands still dominate Anglo-Argentine relations. Here Argentinean academic Vicente Palermo sets out a radical proposal for transforming a dispute that remains as divisive and polarising as ever.

  7. Features

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    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Crisis Management (pages 20–22)

      Peter Riddell

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00094.x

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      How a government handles emergencies – from terrorist attacks and natural disasters to strikes, riots and epidemics – is a key test of its competence. Peter Riddell looks at the challenges that out-of-the-ordinary events have posed to successive UK administrations and how the machinery for handling crises has changed.

  8. Country Focus

    1. Top of page
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    6. Features
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    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. Ireland (pages 23–25)

      Elaine Byrne

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00095.x

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      Almost overnight Ireland went from being an economic success story to the brink of bankruptcy. Reflecting on changes in Irish social, economic and political life, Elaine Byrne argues that the long-term effect of the financial crash on Ireland's party political system remains uncertain.

  9. Features

    1. Top of page
    2. Covers
    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Foresight
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    9. Country Focus
    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. The Commonwealth in the Twenty-first Century (pages 26–29)

      Norman Bonney and Mark Stuart

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00096.x

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      The Commonwealth's role and function has changed dramatically over the last sixty years. Some critics doubt the organisation's contemporary relevance, but the Commonwealth's future will be secure as long as members continue to find it useful, write Norman Bonney and Bob Morris.

    2. Interculturalism, Multiculturalism or Both? (pages 30–33)

      Tariq Modood and Nasar Meer

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00097.x

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      Interculturalism has replaced multiculturalism in many discussions of cultural diversity. But what does the term mean, and is it really a superior alternative to the multiculturalist model?Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood investigate.

    3. Constitutional Reform and The Coalition Government (pages 34–37)

      Nick Gallop

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00098.x

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      The reformist agenda has become a familiar feature of the UK's ongoing constitutional turbulence, but it wasn't always so. Nick Gallop charts a course through the UK's recent constitutional past and asks whether, under the current coalition government, we are any closer to a constitutional settlement.

  10. In Focus

    1. Top of page
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    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
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    10. Features
    11. In Focus
    1. London's political landscapes (page 38)

      Benjamin D Hennig and Danny Dorling

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00099.x

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      Ahead of this year's vote, Benjamin D Hennig and Danny Dorling look at the geography of the 2008 London mayoral election.

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