Annual Report 2018/19
The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) has published its annual report for 2018/19. The report showcases the cutting-edge research that is taking place across a broad spectrum of disciplinary expertise.
Highlights include the ongoing work at the nexus of Political Psychology and International Relations, led by Deputy Director Dr Tereza Capelos and showcased in our new MSc programme, which is now recruiting for its third year. This research theme hosted the first annual UK Political Psychology Conference in December 2018, and supports a number of ongoing projects and publications.
The report is available to download as a PDF here.
Brown, K. E. (2018). Violence and Gender Politics in Forming the Proto-State "Islamic State." In S. Parashar, J.A. Tickner, and J. True (Eds). Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Capelos, T. and Katsanidou, A. (2018). Reactionary Politics: Uncovering the Psychological Roots of ‘Anti’ Preferences in European Integration and Immigration Debates. Political Psychology, 36(9) 1271-1288.
Capelos, T. and Hassing Nielsen, J. (2018). Editors’ Preface to the Special Issue The Political Psychology of European Integration: Brexit and Beyond. Political Psychology, 36(9).
Capelos, T. and Chrona, S. (2018). The Map to the Heart: an analysis of political affectivity in Turkey. Politics and Governance, 6(4) 144-158. doi:10.17645/pag.v6i4.1576
Capelos, T. and Demertzis, N. (2018). Political Action and Resentful Affectivity in Critical Times. Humanity and Society, 42(4) 410-433. doi:10.1177/0160597618802517.
Capelos, T. (2018). Tribute to Doris A. Graber: Our beloved, story-telling mentor. Political Communication 35(3), 512-513.
Dunne, T. and Wheeler, N.J. (2019). Great Illusions or Great Transformations? Human Rights and International Relations a Hundred Years On, International Relations 33(2).
Edwards, S. (2019). The Orang Asli in GE14: Towards Meaningful Political Engagement? In Lemiere, S., (Ed.). Minorities Matter: Malaysian Politics and People Vol. 3. Kuala Lumpur: ISEAS/SIRD
Fontana, G. (2019). Does Education Help the Transition out of Power-Sharing in Plural Societies? A Comparative Study. Ethnopolitics. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2019.1595909
Fregonese, S. (In press). War and the City: Urban Geopolitics in Lebanon. London: IB Tauris.
Fregonese, S. (2019) A demarcation in the hearts’: frontier urbanism and Beirut’s May 2008 clashes, in Yacobi, H. and Nsasra, M., (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Middle East Cities. Abingdon: Routledge.
Holmes, M. and Wheeler, N.J. (2019). Social Bonding in Diplomacy. International Theory (forthcoming).
Jackson, P. (2019). Peacebuilding Initiatives in Africa in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
Jackson, P. (2019). Intelligence in a modern insurgency: the case of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Intelligence and National Security, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2019.1589677
Kartsonaki, A. (2019). Playing with Fire: An Assessment of the EU's Approach of Constructive Ambiguity on Kosovo's Blended Conflict. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
Kartsonaki A. (2019). Remedial Secession: Theory, Law and International Recognition, in Griffiths, R., Muro, D. (eds.) Strategies of Secession and Counter-Secession. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield International. (in press)
Kyris, G. (2018). The European Union in Northern Cyprus: Conceptualising the Avoidance of Contested States. Geopolitics, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/14650045.2018.1552945
Malyarenko, T. & Wolff, S. (2019). The Dynamics of Emerging De-Facto States: Eastern Ukraine in the Post-Soviet Space. London: Routledge.
Quinn, A. and Banka, A. (2018). Killing Norms Softly: US Targeted Killing, Quasi-secrecy and the Assassination Ban. Security Studies 27(4), 665-703. doi:10.1080/09636412.2018.1483633.
Quinn, A. and Kitchen, N. (2019). Understanding American Power: conceptual clarity, strategic priorities and the decline debate. Global Policy. doi:10.1111/1758-5899.12609
Reus-Smit, C., Welch Larson, D., Kydd A., Freedman, L., Wheeler, N. J. (2018). Trusting enemies: interpersonal relationships in international conflict, International Affairs, 94(6) 1431–1446. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiy229
Schulte, P. (2019). The Discreet Indispensability of Unpiloted Assistance? Remote Aerial Capabilities in Upstream Preventative Stabilisation Interventions, in Clack, T. and Johnson, R., (Eds.). Before Military Intervention: Upstream Stabilisation in Theory and Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.27-52.
Sperling, J. and Webber, M. (2019) Trump’s Foreign Policy and NATO: Exit and Voice, Review of International Studies, Vol.45(3). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210519000123
Sperling, J. and Webber, M. (2019) The European Union: Security Governance and Collective Securitisation. West European Politics, 42(2).
Wolff, S. (2018). Ethnic Conflict: Critical Concepts in Political Science. London: Routledge.
Media/ policy engagement
Brown, K. (2019). Shamima Begum: why the IS teenager should be allowed to return to the UK. The Conversation.
Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. (2019). Did Russia make Brexit promoter Nigel Farage a ‘YouTube star’? The Washington Post.
Dunn, D. (2018) How is Gatwick Airport vulnerable to drones? Social Sciences Birmingham.
Dunn, D. (2019) Undiplomatic Signals Social Sciences Birmingham.
Edwards, S. (2019) What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli? The Diplomat.
Malik, A. and Edwards, S. (2018) Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia The Diplomat.
Malik, A. and Edwards, S. (2018) Saudi Arabia’s influence in Southeast Asia – too embedded to be disrupted? The Conversation.
Malik, A. and Edwards, S. (2018) From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia? The Diplomat.
Quinn, A. (2019) US-Iran conflict is heating up, but Trump and his team are not in sync Birmingham Brief.
Quinn, A. (2019) Long knives and thin skins: the Darroch affair. The UK in a Changing Europe.
Webber, M. (2019) NATO at 70: Don't retire the alliance yet. Birmingham Brief.
Wolff, S. (2018) Economic Connectivity and Diplomacy: What Role for the OSCE?
Wolff, S. and Malyarenko, T. (2019). Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country’s dangerous divisions are no joke. The Conversation.
Wolff, S. and Malyarenko, T. (2019). Ukraine elections: Russia sidelined as comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy leads, but long-term laughter may yet come from Moscow. The Conversation.
Wolff, S. (2019) Ukraine: with parliament dissolved, new president must now get serious – here’s how. The Conversation.
Wolff, S. (2019) Taking Stock and Looking Ahead: The European Union’s Approach to Conflict Management in the Eastern Partnership. RUSI.