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  • Recent publications

    Papers and presentations by members of the Centre

    • Professor Barrie Axford
      • Theories of Globalization. (2013) Cambridge: Polity Press.

        In this timely volume Barrie Axford, acclaimed scholar of globalization, brings us a critical assessment of the latest debates and distinct schools of thought on one of the most vital concepts of our time. Sweeping, ambitious and interdisciplinary, this work will be essential reading for students, scholars and anyone concerned with the current state of thinking about our global society

        William Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara
      • ‘The Trends and Tendencies of Global Integration’ in D. Moellendorf and H. Widdows, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics. London: Routledge, 2014.
      • ‘You Had Me on ‘Global’ and ‘Studies’ Too, I Think’, Globalizations, 10 (6), 779–784, December 2013.
    • Dr John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin, Bolivia: Processes of Change. London: Zed Books, 2013.
    • Dr Michael Lister
    • Dr Christina Steenkamp, Violent Societies: Networks of Violence in Civil War and Peace, London: Palgrave (2014).

      This book provides a welcome addition to reearch on peace and war. By studying various forms of violence in post-war societies it sheds new light on the continuities and discontinuities of the structures and cultures created by the experience of war. Drawing on research on Northern Island, South Africa, Lebanon and Syria, it highlights the multiple layers of understanding of violence in these contexts as well as the blurring of boundaries of vilence with social, political, economic and criminal motivations.

      Kristine Höglund, Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
    • Dr Rico Isaacs
      • (2014) Neopatrimonialism and Beyond! Reassessing the formal and informal in the study of Central Asian Politics, Contemporary Politics, 20 (2), 229–245.
      • (2014) Nomads, Warriors and Bureaucrats: Film and Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Nationalities Papers. Published online first: DOI:10.1080/00905992.2013.870986
      • Isaacs, R. & Whitmore, S. (2014) The limited agency and life-cycles of personalist-dominant parties in the post-Soviet space: United Russia and Nur Otan, Democratization 21 (4), 699–721.
      • (2013) Bringing the ‘formal’ back in: Nur Otan, informal networks and the countering of elite instability in Kazakhstan. Europe-Asia Studies, 65 (6), 1055–1079.
    • Dr Steve Hurt
      • The Congress of South African Trade Unions and Free Trade: Obstacles to Transnational Solidarity, Globalizations, 11 (1), 95–105.
      • Hurt, S.R., Lee, D. & Lorenz-Carl, U. (2013) The Argumentative Dimension to the EU-Africa EPAs, International Negotiation, 18 (1), 67–87.
      • Hurt, S.R. (2013) ‘African agency in world trade undermined? The case of bilateral relations with the European Union’ in William Brown & Sophie Harman (eds), African Agency in International Politics, Abingdon: Routledge, 49–64.
    • Matt Hurley 𠄘Talking Gender, War and Security at NATO’ in S. Ardner, F. Armitage & L. Sciama (eds) War and Women: Biographical and Autobiographical Experiences (Berghahn Books, forthcoming 2014).
    • Dr Lyudmila Nurse
      • ‘Biographical approach in the Study of Identities of Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe’ in Mrozowicki, A. & Turk, J.D. (eds) Realist Biography and European policy: An Innovative Approach to European Policy Studies. Leuven: Leuven University Press, Belgium, 2013.
      • Nurse, L. & Sik, E. ‘Identity and music: Identity of place and cultural identities of generations’ in B. Axford & R. Huggins (eds) Cultures and/of globalisation, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
    • Dr Lucy Ford ‘Ethics and Politics of Convergence’ with the Schumacher Institute. This is an outcome of the EU framework 7 funded ‘Converge’ Research Project that I was on the advisory board of. The Project concluded with a call for ‘Convergent Globalisation – Equity within Planetary Limits’, throwing up wider research questions of what kind of ethics does this imply or require?
    • Dr Alex Finnen
      • ‘Biometrics: Stripping the Enemyof Anonymity’, in The British Army Yearbook 2014, London. Newsdeskmedia, 179ߝ182
      • ‘Forensic Capability Assessment and its Potential Role in International Security’ (with Karl Harrison) The Institute for Statecraft, December 2012.
      • ‘Biometrics: stripping the enemy of anonymity’ The British Army Journal, 2014 Edition.
    • Professor Tina Miller, Shifting out of neutral on parental leave: Making fathers’ involvement explicit, Juncture 19 (4), Spring 2013, IPPR.
    • Matt Donoghue, PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer in politics will publish an article, ‘Welfare and Cohesion Contested: A Critical Discourse Analysis of New Labour’s Reform Programme, in British Politics 8(1), 79–100, 2013.
    • Dr Rico Isaacs and Dr Sarah Whitmore, have published ‘The Limited Agency and Life-cycles of Personalised Dominant Parties in the post-Soviet Space: The cases of United Russia and Nur Otan’, in Democratization, 2013, DOI  10.1080/13510347.2013.768616
    • Dr Michael Lister and Dr M. Otero-Iglesias are publishing ‘New Problems, Old Solutions? Explaining Variations in British and Spanish Anti-Terrorism Policy’ in Comparative European Politics (available via advance online publication) (forthcoming)
    • Dr Lee Jarvis, ‘Disconnected Citizenship? The Impacts of Anti-Terrorism Policy on Citizenship in the UK’, Political Studies (forthcoming)
    • Dr Stephen Hurt has recently published ‘The EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations: ‘locking in’ the neoliberal development model in southern Africa?’, Third World Quarterly, 33(3) pp. 495–510 (April 2012).
    • Dr Stephen Hurt presented a paper entitled African Agency in World Trade Undermined? The Case of Bilateral Relations with the EU in November 2011 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This was the final seminar of an ESRC Seminar Series on African Agency in International Politics. A revised version of this paper is due to be published in an edited volume in 2013 by Routledge.
    • Dr Tina Managhan has recently published Gender, Agency, War: The Maternalized Body in US Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, 2012).
    • Dr Tina Managhan, ‘Highways, Heroes and Secular Martyrs: The Symbolics of Power and Sacrifice,’ Review of International Studies, 38.1 (January 2012).
    • Dr Abigail Halcli has recently published the following article: Marx, Colin, Abigail Halcli and Clive Barnett. 2012. ‘Locating the global governance of HIV and AIDS: Exploring the geographies of transnational advocacy networks.’ Health and Place 18:490–495.
    • Professor Barrie Axford and Richard Huggins have recently edited Cultures and/of Globalization. Newcastle. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2011).
    • Professor Gary Browning has recently published Global Theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri. Basingstoke: Palgrave (2011).
    • Dr Rico Isaacs has recently published Party System Formation in Kazakhstan: Between Formal and Informal Politics, London, Routledge (2011).
    • Professor Tina Miller has recently published Making Sense of Fatherhood: Gender, Caring and Work Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
    • Dr Lucy Ford recently gave a paper at the ISA/BISA Edinburgh, 20’22 June 2012: Ecovillages as spaces of permaculture, resistance and transformation?.