Isaac Hale finds that in 2015, Liberal Democrat supporters abandoned the party when they thought it had no chance of winning a seat and a tactical vote could affect the outcome in their constituencies. This shows how in a first-past-the-post electoral system smaller parties can be caught in a vicious cycle of low expectations and strategic voting by […]
Ria Ivandic,Tom Kirchmaier, and Stephen Machin study the empirical connections between local anti-Muslim hate crimes and international jihadi terror attacks. They find that local Muslim populations face a media-magnified likelihood of hate crime victimization in the days following such incidents.
In recent years, the frequency of jihadi terrorist attacks around the world has risen. Various commentators argue that this rise […]
In light of the care home chain Four Seasons going into administration David Rowland looks at the failure of the regime designed to prevent such situations, as well as the cause of the collapse. He concludes that the rights of hedge funds and private equity investors to extract profit from the care home sector are given priority than the […]
Economic and cultural factors are often presented as alternative explanations of Brexit. Miguel Carreras, Yasemin Irepoglu Carreras, and Shaun Bowler explain why both actually matter and how they are related to each other.
Recent political developments in advanced democracies have generated a scholarly debate on what led to these results. While some scholars argue that economic grievances among the “losers of […]
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era by Barry Eichengreen
In The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era, Barry Eichengreen places the surge of new populisms within deep historical context, looking at the convulsions caused by populist agitators and the response from the political establishment. Diogo Senra Rodeiro recommends this clear and highly informative analysis.
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era. Barry Eichengreen. […]
Participatory budgeting provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in processes of deliberation upon the allocation of public funds. But does it work? Catherine Wilkinson, Emma Flynn, John Vines, Jo Briggs, Karen Salt argue that increasing the perceived accessibility, and reconsidering the inclusion of mass membership groups in the process, might help to create more effective and trustful participation.
Following yet another stalemate in parliamentary proceedings on constituency boundaries Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie, and David Rossiter offer an overview of the attempted reform and the politics behind it.
In its manifesto for the 2010 general election the Conservative party undertook to change the rules for defining the UK’s parliamentary constituencies in order to create a ‘fair vote’ system whereby […]