Political Insight

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April 2013

Volume 4, 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. Country Focus
    8. Features
    9. Foresight
    10. In Focus
    1. Front Cover, Volume 4, Number 1. April 2013 (page i)

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.004c1

  2. Editorial

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    10. In Focus
    1. Editorial (page ii)

      Peter Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12000

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      When it comes to politics, young people are often accused of taking to heart Che Guevara's imploration to ‘be a realist, demand the impossible’. From Occupy to the Arab Spring, young men and women have been at the vanguard of the protest movements that have sprung up since 2008. At the same time, however, in most European states fewer 18–25 year olds are voting than ever before…

  3. Full Issue

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

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12001

  4. In the News

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

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12002

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      Parliamentary Perceptions; Political Youth; Russian Riot; reforming China.

  5. Features

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    10. In Focus
    1. The ‘Outraged Young’: How Young Europeans are Reshaping the Political Landscape (pages 4–7)

      James Sloam

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12003

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      Declining involvement in politics has long been a concern of academics and policy-makers. Yet young Europeans are today reshaping the political landscape in new ways. These diverse patterns of youth participation reveal much about the health of our democracies, writes James Sloam.

    2. Leveson Inquiry: Letting the Judges Take the Hard Decisions? (pages 8–11)

      Chris Hanretty

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12004

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      The Leveson inquiry was quick and cheap by the standards of public inquiries. Compendious in length, it was intended as a solution to the problems posed by press malfeasance – but its reception merely reaffirmed pre-existing political sentiment. Chris Hanretty reports.

    3. Back to Reality: The Challenges of Disability Politics in the UK (pages 12–15)

      Axel Kaehne

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12005

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      With the success of last summer's Paralympics in London, people with disabilities have received unprecedented public attention. Yet ordinary people with disabilities are still more likely than their ablebodied peers to suffer from discrimination, ill health and lack of employment opportunities. Axel Kaehne reports.

    4. Greece: Politics at the Crossroads (pages 16–19)

      Roman Gerodimos

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12006

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      In Greece, violent extremism and social malaise have risen sharply in the wake of the country's debt crisis and subsequent austerity programme. These phenomena have deep historical roots and pose significant challenges for Greek democracy, writes Roman Gerodimos.

    5. Anyone for a Warm Cup of Coffee?: How Politics can learn from Behavioural Economics (pages 20–23)

      Eric Kaufmann

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12007

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      Innovative psychology experiments and network models have radically undermined the once-popular ‘rational actor’ model of human behaviour. Can this new research improve the study of politics and the policies of academic departments, too?Eric Kaufmann examines the possibilities.

  6. Country Focus

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    10. In Focus
    1. Nigeria (pages 24–27)

      Pete Kingsley

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12008

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      Since gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria has endured military dictatorships, weak civilian governments and endemic corruption. As Pete Kingsley reports, Nigeria needs infrastructure investment and an end to sectarian violence if it is to move on from ‘the business of poverty’.

  7. Features

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    10. In Focus
    1. Language in Conflict: The Politics Behind the Rhetoric (pages 28–31)

      Lesley Jeffries

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12009

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      Lesley Jeffries examines the importance of linguistic understanding in the world of politics and the conflicts that arise when politics fails. From the advent of ‘choice’ to the constructed opposite of ‘strivers versus skivers’, the language of politics can have very real world effects.

    2. Amicus Curiae: The US Supreme Court's Influential Friend (pages 32–35)

      Mark Rathbone

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12010

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      Over the past 25 years the US Supreme Court has seen a marked increase in submissions from individuals and groups not directly involved in a court case. These so-called ‘amicus curiae’ briefs are having a profound influence on the Supreme Court's decisions. Mark Rathbone investigates.

  8. Foresight

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    1. Votes at Sixteen? Surely Not! (pages 36–37)

      David Denver

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12011

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      The Scottish National Party's success in extending the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds in next year's independence referendum in Scotland will re-awaken calls for the voting age to be lowered for all elections in the UK. David Denver argues that such a change would be misguided and wrong.

  9. In Focus

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    1. The World's Billionaires (page 38)

      Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12012

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      Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling map the contours of the world's plutocracy.

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