Political Insight

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September 2014

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages i–i, 1–40

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    1. Front Cover, Volume 5, Number 2. September 2014 (page i)

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.005c2

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    1. Full Issue (pages 1–40)

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12051

  3. Editorial

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    1. The End of History? (page 3)

      Peter Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12052

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    1. The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 25 years on (pages 4–7)

      Charles Lees

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12053

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      The events of 9 November 1989 changed the face of Europe. Two and half decades on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, Charles Lees evaluates the consequences of German unification for its economy, its domestic politics, and its role in the world.

    2. Making Better Use of Evidence in Government (pages 8–11)

      Peter Riddell

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12054

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      Governments and policymakers have access to more evidence than ever before - but this evidence does not always feed into policy. Peter Riddell surveys the policymaking landscape in the UK and suggests ways that research can better impact policy.

    3. Pressure Politics: The Role of Pressure Groups (pages 12–15)

      Wyn Grant

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12055

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      Pressure groups are a key feature of democratic societies. But they can also reinforce biases in the political system and make it more difficult to govern fairly and effectively, writes Wyn Grant.

    4. The institutionalisation of sexism in politics (pages 16–19)

      Joni Lovenduski

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12056

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      Women remain significantly under-represented in political life. A major part of the problem, writes Joni Lovenduski, is that female marginalisation is hardwired into the traditional institutions within which politics takes place.

  5. In Focus

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    1. European Parliament elections 2014 (pages 20–21)

      Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12057

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      Mapping the results of May's elections across the continent.

  6. Features

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    1. Beyond Turnout: The Consequences of Compulsory Voting (pages 22–25)

      Shane P. Singh

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12058

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      Compulsory voting is often suggested as a solution to the problem of declining turnout. But how are individuals and countries affected by compulsory voting beyond boosting electoral participation? Shane Singh investigates the social, economic, and political consequences of compelling citizens to vote.

  7. Country Focus

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    1. Russia (pages 26–29)

      Timofey Agarin

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12059

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      The Ukraine crisis focused attention on Russia, and the motivations of its President, Vladimir Putin. Timofey Agarin examines Putin's Russia and argues that only a sustained commitment to parity of interethnic relations and modernisation can improve the country's prospects.

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    1. One NHS, or Many? The National Health Service under Devolution (pages 30–33)

      Axel Kaehne

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12060

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      Tony Blair once remarked that the NHS is ‘the healthcare system the world most envies’. But is there still one single NHS? As powers have been devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, what impact has devolution had on the NHS as a single national service? Axel Kaehne investigates.

    2. Criminal Justice at a Crossroads: Why Victims Should Have a Say (pages 34–37)

      Thom Brooks

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12061

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      Public satisfaction with the criminal justice system is plummeting. What can policymakers do? Thom Brooks argues that restorative justice could provide an alternative to the traditional courtroom that would restore public confidence, reduce reoffending and even save money.

    3. Operation ‘Trojan Horse’: Islamophobia or Extremism? (pages 38–39)

      Imran Awan

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12062

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      Earlier this year, accusations of an Islamist plot to take over schools in Birmingham sparked debate about radicalisation in UK schools. Imran Awan has been studying the impact of the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair on the city's Muslim communities.

    4. Last Word (page 40)

      David Torrance

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/2041-9066.12063

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      The UK is already a quasi-federal state - the time has come to make the leap to fully-fledged federalism, writes David Torrance.

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