Jul 15

Rhodes honoured with ECPR Lifetime Achievement Award

CaptureThe recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award was R.A.W Rhodes, Professor of Government (Research) at the University of Southampton and at Griffith University and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle. The Jury was composed of Rudy Andeweg, Martin Bull, Manuel Sanchez de Dios and Jonas Tallberg, Chaired by Simona Piattoni.

The Jury noted that it was impressed with Professor Rhodes’ ‘exceptional record in the many areas of the profession: from teaching and publishing to advising and disseminating.’ Going on to say that ‘Few have taught in so many universities, visited at least as many research institutions, collaborated in so many research projects on both sides of the globe and produced so many veritably ‘paradigm-shifting’ authored and edited volumes. The impact of [his] work on the discipline of political science is easily ‘measured’ both by the by now conventional bibliographic indicators and, more impressionistically but equally clearly, by the impact on the work of many of us.’

Professor Rhodes is life Vice-President and former Chair and President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). He has also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, editor of Public Administration from 1986 to 2011, and Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association, 1994–2011.

The Prize will be presented to Professor Rhodes at the General Conference in Montreal on 27th August 2015.

Jul 01

New research output: Guaranteed rotation in office

In a response note, Ben Saunders critically examines Goodin and Lepora’s notion of ‘Guaranteed Rotation in Office’. Find it at:

– Saunders, Ben (early view) ‘Guaranteed Rotation in Office : A Comment’, The Political Quarterly, DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.12183.



Jun 26

New Research Output: Collating longitudinal data on crime, victimisation and social attitudes in England and Wales

In a research note published in the British Journal of Criminology, Will Jennings and colleague introduce a new longitudinal dataset on self-reported victimisation – that draws together from the British Crime Survey – and social attitudes on crime and punishment.

Jennings, Will, Gray, Emily, Hay, Colin and Farrall, Stephen (2015) Collating longitudinal data on crime, victimisation and social attitudes in England and Wales: a new resource for exploring long-term trends in crime. British Journal of Criminology (doi:10.1093/bjc/azv006).


Jun 26

New Research Output: Preferences, problems and representation

In a recent article in the journal Political Science Research Methods, Will Jennings and Christopher Wlezien explore the differences between the public’s preferences for policy and their issue priorities.”

Jennings, Will and Wlezien, Christopher (2015) Preferences, problems and representation. Political Science Research Methods (doi:10.1017/psrm.2015.3 ).


Jun 26

New Research Output: Public opinion, responsiveness and constraint

In an article recently published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Will Jennings and colleagues examine the relationship between public opinion and immigration policy in Britain, and how policy-makers both seek to be responsive to opinion but also constrained by particular features of the policy domain. Find it at:

Ford, Robert, Jennings, Will and Somerville, Will (2015) Public opinion, responsiveness and constraint: Britain’s three immigration policy regimes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies(doi:10.1080/1369183X.2015.1021585).


Jun 26

New Research Output: Thatcher’s Grandchildren

In a recent article in Political Insight magazine, Will Jennings and colleagues look at changes in social attitudes on inequality across generations in Britain. Find it at:

Gray, Emily, Farrall, Stephen, Hay, Colin, Dorling, Danny and Jennings, Will (2015) Thatcher’s grandchildren: the long road to inequality. Political Insight6(1)16-19(doi:10.1111/2041-9066.12082).


Jun 26

New Research Output: The Timeline of Elections

In a recent paper in the American Journal of Political Science, Will Jennings and Christopher Wlezien show how institutions matter to the evolution of voter preferences over the election cycle – based on more than 26,000 polls from 45 different countries. Find it at:

Jennings, Will and Wlezien, Christopher (2015) The timeline of elections: a comparative perspective. American Journal of Political Science (doi:10.1111/ajps.12189).


Jun 18

New Research Output: Special Issue on Administrative Ethnography

C2G2’s Rod Rhodes has (with Karen Boll ) guest edited a special issue on administrative ethnography in the Journal of Organizational Ethnography. See his introduction and article below:

Rhodes R. A. W. and Boll, K. (2015) ‘Excursions in Administrative Ethnography’, Journal of Organizational Ethnography 3 (2) 2015: 1-10. DOI 10.1108/JOE-05-2015-0013.

Rhodes, R. A. W. and Anne Tiernan ‘Focus groups as ethnography: the case of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff’ Journal of Organizational Ethnography 3 (2) 2015: xx-xx. DOI 10.1108/JOE-06-2014-0015.

John Boswell is also a contributing author. See his article:

John Boswell and Jack Corbett ‘Who are we trying to impress? Reflections on navigating political science, ethnography and interpretation’ Journal of Organizational Ethnography 3 (2) 2015: XX-XX. DOI 10.1108/JOE-08-2014-0030


Jun 09

New Research Output: Fairness and Aggregation

C2G2’s Ben Saunders has a new article out (with A C Paseau) in Utilitas on “Fairness and Aggregation”. Find it on early view at: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0953820815000230.

Jun 02

New Research Output: Redrawing the Contours of the Nation-State in Uruguay?

C2G2’s Ana Margheritis has a new article forthcoming in International Migration Review on  “Redrawing the Contours of the Nation-State in Uruguay? The Vicissitudes of Emigration Policy in the 2000s”. Find it on early view at: DOI: 10.1111/imre.12088.

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