Political Insight

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September 2012

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages i–ii, 1–34

  1. Covers

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

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.003c2.x

  2. Editorial

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    10. In Focus
    1. Editorial (page ii)

      Peter Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00100.x

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      Autumn – or, as Americans prefer to call it, ‘the fall’– is a season of change. Over the coming months, the leaves on the trees will not be the only thing changing colour as two of the world's most powerful nations, China and the US, prepare for possible changing of the political guards this autumn…

  3. Full Issue

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    3. Editorial
    4. Full Issue
    5. In the News
    6. Features
    7. Debate
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    9. Country Focus
    10. In Focus
    1. Full Issue (pages 1–34)

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00101.x

  4. In the News

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    10. In Focus
    1. In the News (pages 2–3)

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00102.x

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      Whose Progressive?; China's One-child Policy; Labour's Equality Challenge; Does Choice Matter?

  5. Features

    1. Top of page
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    9. Country Focus
    10. In Focus
    1. US Presidential Election 2012: Post-truth Politics (pages 4–7)

      Inderjeet Parmar

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00103.x

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      In November, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off in the 57th US Presidential election. Surveying the US political scene ahead of the vote, Inderjeet Parmar finds few real policy differences between two main parties who have both embraced a ‘post-truth politics’.

    2. How Democratic is the UK?: The 2012 Audit (pages 8–11)

      Stuart Wilks-Heeg

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00104.x

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      The UK ranks among the world's oldest democracies and its political system has been the focus of extensive reform efforts since 1997. Stuart Wilks-Heeg considers whether the country is becoming more or less democratic, and why.

    3. Natural Security: 3.5 Billion Years of Adapting to Novel Threats (pages 12–15)

      Dominic Johnson

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00105.x

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      International security, once the domain of nation states, is increasingly dominated by threats from non-state actors. Here, biologist turned political scientist Dominic Johnson explains how evolutionary theory can help us to understand – and adapt to – fresh security challenges.

  6. Debate

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    10. In Focus
    1. How Relevant is Political Studies in the UK? (pages 16–18)

      Matthew Flinders and Peter John

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00106.x

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      At the 2012 Political Studies Association conference in Belfast, Matthew Flinders argued that academics are failing to engage with the public. Here he argues that without change, the study of politics is in danger of irrelevance. Attacks on political studies have no empirical foundation, says Peter John. Indeed, there is an equally plausible argument that engagement by political scientists is strong and increasing.

  7. Features

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    1. Freedom of Information and Universities (pages 19–21)

      Ben Worthy and Gabrielle Bourke

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00107.x

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      The Freedom of Information Act has forced universities to become more transparent. While the effect of FOI on research remains to be seen, the new spirit of openness is already causing tension within the academy. Ben Worthy and Gabrielle Bourke report.

    2. China's Leadership Transition (pages 22–25)

      Jane Duckett

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00108.x

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      China faces a major leadership transition over the coming months. Jane Duckett explains how political succession works in China and considers the policy shifts the forthcoming transition might bring.

    3. Governments in Opposition?: Devolution, Multi-level Government and Party Competition in the UK (pages 26–29)

      Nicola McEwen, Wilfried Swenden and Nicole Bolleyer

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00109.x

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      Competition between government and opposition has long been a hallmark of British parliamentary democracy. But in the wake of devolution, what happens when opposing parties are in government at different government levels across the UK?Nicola McEwen, Wilfried Swenden and Nicole Bolleyer investigate.

  8. Country Focus

    1. Top of page
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    10. In Focus
    1. Burma/Myanmar (pages 30–33)

      Renaud Egreteau

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00110.x

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      After decades of repression, Myanmar, formerly Burma, is finally opening up. The military junta has been disbanded, political prisoners have been released and fresh elections held. Renaud Egreteau reports on the reforms sweeping across the south-east Asian nation.

  9. In Focus

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    10. In Focus
    1. Financing the European Union (page 34)

      Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling

      Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00111.x

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      The cost of the EU is a subject of much debate across Europe. Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling look at who pays into, and who benefits from, the EU budget.

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