Political Insight

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April 2014

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages i–i, 1–40

  1. Covers

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    2. Covers
    3. Full Issue
    4. Editorial
    5. Features
    6. Country Focus
    7. Features
    8. Foresight
    9. Features
    10. Last Word
    1. Front Cover, Volume 5, Number 1. April 2014 (page i)

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.005c1

  2. Full Issue

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    1. Full Issue (pages 1–40)

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12039

  3. Editorial

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    1. New Year New Look (page 3)

      Peter Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12038

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    1. Why is Britain Badly Governed? Policy Blunders 1980–2010 (pages 4–9)

      Ivor Crewe

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12040

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      Why do British governments make so many costly mistakes? Why do some policies fail spectacularly? Ivor Crewe examines a series of major UK government blunders, and asks what can be done to improve the quality and effectiveness of our public policy.

  5. Country Focus

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    1. China (pages 10–13)

      Jonathan Sullivan

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12041

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      China's Communist Party completed a leadership transition in 2012. New leader, Xi Jinping, wasted no time in consolidating power and breaking with his predecessor's conservative approach to put forward a bold economic reform plan, writes Jonathan Sullivan.

  6. Features

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    1. A Campaign Without End? ‘Dissident’ Republican Violence in Northern Ireland (pages 14–17)

      Jon Tonge

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12042

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      The greatest threat to stability in Northern Ireland comes from dissident republicans opposed to the peace process. But are these rejectionists a dying gasp or another phase of a centuries-old struggle against British rule in Ireland? Jon Tonge investigates.

  7. Foresight

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    1. Scotland Decides (pages 18–19)

      Michael Keating

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12043

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      This autumn Scotland will hold a referendum on independence. Polls suggest that Scots will vote to stay in the union, but, as Michael Keating reports, the ‘ground war’ in the months ahead could favour the ‘Yes’ campaign.

  8. Features

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    1. The London Bubble (pages 20–21)

      Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12044

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      Mapping the capital's booming housing market.

    2. The European Union: Emerging from Crisis? (pages 22–25)

      David Phinnemore

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12045

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      The Eurozone turmoil might have calmed, but the EU is still trying to free itself from a crisis that has had a dramatic impact on citizens' economic and social well-being and raised serious questions about the union's future. David Phinnemore reports.

    3. A Political Scientist's Life: From Tradition to Rolling News (pages 26–27)

      Richard Rose

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12046

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      Harold Wilson once said that a week was a long time in politics. Now with a 24/7 political media, 60 minutes can feel like an eternity. Here Richard Rose reflects on a lifetime spent studying politics – and politicians.

    4. ‘Europe’ and the British Judiciary (pages 28–31)

      Mark Garnett

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12047

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      Has Britain's judiciary lost power to Brussels? Or has British justice benefited from European legislation in areas such as human rights? Mark Garnett explores the complex and increasingly controversial relationship between the British judicial system and European institutions.

    5. Syria — the Outcast State (pages 32–35)

      Jörg Michael Dostal

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12048

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      Three years on from the outbreak of protests against the Syrian government, Syria remains wracked by conflict. Jörg Michael Dostal looks at the reasons behind the current violence in a state that has always been on the political margins.

    6. Tea Time? The Rise of the Tea Party (pages 36–39)

      Angelia R. Wilson

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12049

  9. Last Word

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    1. Give UK Cities More Autonomy (page 40)

      Alexandra Jones

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12050

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      UK cities should be freed to take big funding and policy decisions, says Alexandra Jones, chief executive of the Centre for Cities.

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