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Submissions from 2024

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Signed, Sealed, but Not Delivered: the Credibility of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act 2021 in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change in Nigeria, Goodtime Okara and Ruth Innocent

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‘Each child must be assigned a key person’: context and interpretation of a statutory requirement in English Early Childhood Education and Care settings, Ulrike Hohmann

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Listening to young children with disabilities, Katherine Gulliver

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Security at sea, cyber space, and the governance of the global commons, Louis Halewood and Rory Hopcraft

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Sea-ing Differently, Kayla Parker, Marie Lavelle, Karen Wickett, and Stuart Moore

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The Battle for the Soul of the Nation: Nationalist Polarization in the 2020 American Presidential Election and the Threat to Democracy, Eric Taylor Woods, Alexandre Fortier-Chouinard, Marcus Closen, Catherine Ouellet, and Robert Schertzer

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”When we speak faculty listen:” exploring potential spaces for students to support lecturer academic development, Rebecca Turner, Lucy Spowart, Harriet C. Dismore, E. A. Beckmann, Rachael A.J. Carkett, and Tashmin Khamis

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A relational approach to knowledge exchange in higher education, Harriet Dismore, Verity Campbell-Barr, Rachel Manning, and Paul Warwick

Submissions from 2023

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Evaluating the foundation year – 'Foundation sets you up as a student more than anything!', Louise Webber

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Missing the point- the disappointed hope of self- publishing authors, Simone Schroff

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Weapon of choice: a neoliberal institutional perspective on Italy’s decision to procure a sixth generation fighter aircraft, Lorenzo Cladi

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Archaeology in 2022: Counter‐myths for hopeful futures, M Berihuete‐Azorín, Chelsea Blackmore, Lewis Borck, James L. Flexner, Catherine J. Frieman, Corey A. Herrmann, and Rachael Kiddey

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Towards a post-imperial and Global IR?: Revisiting Khatami’s Dialogue among Civilisations, Shabnam Holliday and Edward Wastnidge

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Food Systems Under Pressure, Julie M. Parsons and A Draper

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Traces of an Imperial Japanese Imaginary: Positioning the Japanese & Okinawan Settlements of Southern Alberta, Canada, 1910s-1930s, D Aoki

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Actor training underwater in the future, John Matthews

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Poetry and COVID-19: the benefit of poetry and the poetryandcovidarchive.com website to mental health and wellbeing, Anthony Caleshu, Rory Waterman, and Sam Kemp

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Content moderation through removal of service: Content delivery networks and extremist websites, Seán Looney

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The rural enterprise crime complex: ‘undefendable rural space’ and the threat from the fortress farm, Orlando Goodall

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Strongholds of Liberalism? The Reaction of Regional Integration Institutions to the Pandemic Trade Crisis, Patrick Holden

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A Safer Keyham: Independent Academic Evaluation, C Watson, K McBride, Z James, and D Gilling

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Surveying communities after major incidents, Caroline Watson, Katie McBride, Zoe James, and Rebekah Southern

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Assessing the Impact of Racist Incidents on the community in Plymouth., Chris Pac-Soo and Emma Taylor

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Book Review: Research Handbook on Ocean Governance Law by Simone Borg, Felicity G Attard and Patricia Mallia Vella de Fremeaux. Environmental Law Review, 25(2), 193-195, J Lowther

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Book Review: Research Handbook on Ocean Governance Law by Simone Borg, Felicity G Attard and Patricia Mallia Vella de Fremeaux, J Lowther

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Of Ice Cream, Potatoes, and Kimono-Clad Japanese Women: Forgetting and Remembering the Japanese Racialization of Lethbridge’s Sensuous Geographies, D Aoki and C Adams

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Animals Other than Human Animals and Their Claim to Equal Consideration in Coronavirus and Criminological Study: Examining Harm to Domesticated Dogs during COVID-19 in the UK, Rebekah Kim Gregory

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Coping flexibly: role reorientation and the UK’s military cooperation with European allies after Brexit, Lorenzo Cladi

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Beyond hegemony, world order as domination: Iran’s Green Movement and the nuclear sanctions regimes, Shabnam J. Holliday

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Renewing Historical Criminology: Scope, Significance, and Future Directions, Iain Channing, David Churchill, and Henry Yeomans

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Evaluating the implementation of a ‘Child First’ approach within Plymouth’s Youth Justice multi-agency diversion scheme., Emma Taylor, Patricia Gray, Katie McBride, and Zoe James

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Failures in regulating discharges of untreated sewage into rivers • R (Wild Justice) v Water Services Regulation Authority [2023] EWCA Civ 28, N Zubowicz, J Lowther, and J Sellick

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River water quality in agricultural areas • R (Sahota) v Herefordshire Council and another [2022] EWCA Civ 1640, B Coupland, J Sellick, and J Lowther

Submissions from 2022

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An International Review – Carrying the Torch of Anthony D. Smith’s Goal to Map the Field of Nationalism Studies, ET Woods and R Schertzer

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Trauma in Transition - Lived experiences of Trauma Informed approaches, Emma Taylor and Katie McBride

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Roma, Gypsies and Travellers as a community of difference: Challenging inclusivity as an anti-racist approach., Z James

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Period, Break, Form, David Sergeant

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Harmonizing Open Licenses among Online Databases of Enthusiast Communities: Challenges for the Legal Integration of Databases in the Japanese Visual Media Graph Project, S Schroff, M Pfeffer, Z Kacsuk, and M Roth

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Editorial, A Syska

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Peer reviewing as community building, A Syska

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Students’ perceptions of blended and remote learning and its impact upon sense of belonging, A Syska and C Pritchard

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Policy making for sharks and the role and contribution of non-governmental organisations in the fulfilment of international legal obligations, Lydia Koehler and Jason Lowther

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Persevering with bandwagoning, not hedging: why European security cooperation still conforms to realism, Lorenzo Cladi

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Review of Bence Nemeth, How to achieve defence cooperation in Europe? The subregional approach. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2022iv+192pp., L Cladi

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Editorial, A Syska

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The unexceptional im/mobilities of gender-based violence in the Covid-19 pandemic, Lesley Murray, Amanda Holt, Sian Lewis, and Jessica Moriarty

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Conceptualising Work as a ‘Safe Space’ for Negotiating LGBT Identities: Navigating Careers in the Construction Sector, Sarah Barnard, Andrew Dainty, Sian Lewis, and Andreas Culora

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Writing as liberatory practice: unlocking knowledge to locate an academic field, Alicja Syska and Carina Buckley

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‘A platform for goodness, not for badness’: The heuristics of hope in patients' evaluations of online health information, Alan Petersen, Allegra Schermuly, and Alison Anderson

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Crisis and Change in European Union Foreign Policy: A Framework of EU Foreign Policy Change, L Cladi

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Silent Footsteps: Renga Poetry as a Collaborative, Creative Research Method Reflecting on the Immobilities of Gender-Based Violence in the Covid-19 Pandemic, Mel Parks, Amanda Holt, Sian Lewis, Jessica Moriarty, and Lesley Murray

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Emerging contradictions in the enforcement of bird hunting regulations in Malta, Bertie Ferns, Brian Campbell, and Diogo Veríssimo

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Violent extremism and terrorism online in 2021: The year in review, S Looney, M Conway, and A-L Watkin

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Editorial, A Syska

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"Using Reflexivity as a Tool to Validate Feminist Research Based on Personal Trauma", Lisamarie Deblasio

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Back to the Future? Twenty First Century Extremist and Terrorist Websites, S Looney and M Conway

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A Case for Openness – Book Publishing and the Role of Amazon, Antje Kreutzmann-Gallasch and Simone Schroff

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Space and/or Time, D Sergeant

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Grand Strategy in 10 Words: A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century, L Cladi

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The Re-traumatisation of Domestic Abuse Survivors: The Problem of Mother Blaming in Public Child Law Proceedings, L Deblasio

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Challenges and Prospects of the Limited Liability Partnership and the Limited Partnership as Vehicles for Business in Nigeria, Chidi Halliday and Goodtime Okara

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inter-state proceedings interim measures and protection of the environment :Case C-121/21 R Czech Republic v Republic of Poland, J Sellick

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The application of precaution in elasmobranch conservation and management in the Mediterranean Sea, Lydia Koehler, Ioannis Giovos, and Jason Lowther

Submissions from 2021

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Children and Crime: In the Moment, K Haines, S Case, R Smith, Laidler K Joe, N Hughes, C Webster, T Goddard, J Deakin, D Johns, K Richards, and P Gray

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The Purpose of Copyright- Moving beyond Theory, Simone Schroff

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Review of James Johnson, Artificial intelligence and the future of warfare: the USA, China and strategic stability. Manchester University Press, 2021xi+221pp., L Cladi

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Posters as Primary Source Documents: Analysing a Twentieth-Century Public Health Poster, A Syska

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Using Documentary Film as a Historical Source, A Syska

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Compendium of Innovative Practice: Learning Development in a Time of Disruption, A Syska

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Section Editorial: Embodied learning in an online world, A Syska

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Section Editorial: Innovations in teaching and course delivery, A Syska

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Section Editorial: Prioritising wellbeing through community and connection, A Syska

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When the flipped classroom disappoints: engaging students with asynchronous learning, A Syska

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Keep Learning in a pandemic: podcasts for learning development conversations and informal learning, A Syska and M Mesley

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The Longest Year, T Raymen, A Lloyd, T Kuldova, and O Smith

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The Post-Covid Future of the Environmental Crisis Industry and its Implications for Green Criminology and Zemiology, T Raymen and O Smith

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Habitats, hamsters and ‘vacant possession’ C 477/19, IE v Magistrat der Stadt Wien, J Sellick

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Editorial, A Syska

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Introduction: Urban Precarity, Brian Campbell and Christian Laheij

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Five steps for astronomers to communicate climate change effectively, Alison Anderson and Gina Maffey

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Images of wartime sexual violence in the chronicles of Giovanni Villani and Giovanni Sercambi☆, Péter Bokody

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Critical Hate Studies: A new perspective, Zoë James and Katie McBride

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Rural criminal collaborations and the food crimes of the countryside: realist social relations theory of illicit venison production, Orlando Goodall

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The Reality of Rural Crime: The unintended consequences of rural policy in the co-production of badger persecution and the illegal taking of deer, Orlando Goodall

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Review of John R. Deni, Coalition of the unWilling and unAble: European Realignment and the Future of American Geopolitics. University of Michigan Press, 2021xxi+250pp., L Cladi

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Recommender systems and the amplification of extremist content, Joe Whittaker, Seán Looney, Alastair Reed, and Fabio Votta

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‘Fictions of Time and Space: From Realism to Utopia in Doris Lessing’s The Four-Gated City.’, David Sergeant

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Plastic Waste and the Environmental Crisis Industry, Oliver Smith and Avi Brisman

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'Peace throughout the oceans and seas of the world': British maritime strategic thought and world order, 1892-1919, Louis Halewood

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Shifting sands: The reconfiguration of neoliberal youth penality, P Gray and R Smith

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Review of Yuri Kostenko, Ukraine’s nuclear disarmament: a history. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2020+350 pp., L Cladi

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From PhD Thesis to Monograph, L Deblasio

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Doing more for less? Status insecurity and the UK's contribution to European security after Brexit, Lorenzo Cladi

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Covid-19 and evolutionary pressure: can we predict which genetic dangers lurk beyond the horizon?, L Cladi and S Green

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Covid-19 and evolutionary pressure: can we predict which genetic dangers lurk beyond the horizon?, L Cladi and S Green

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Captains of War, Louis Halewood and David Morgan-Owen

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COVID-19, politics, economics and how the future pans out are inseparable, Stephen Thomas Green and Lorenzo Cladi

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Pax Regis, Brian Campbell

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LandWorks Evaluation Report (2019-2020), J Grose and J Parsons

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Examining Corporate Governance in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 and the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018: The Way Forward, Goodtime Okara