The effects of immigration and integration on European budgetary trade-offs

Sept. 19, 2017

Abstract: What affects government policy-making continues to be an important question for researchers interested in political competition and policy priorities. In this contribution, we bring together a theoretical framework that focuses on the influence of globalizing forces on government policy decisions with a methodological emphasis on explaining dynamic budgetary trade-offs...


Trade and the Recognition of Commercial Lingua Francas

Sept. 19, 2017

Abstract: Trade has the potential to influence a wide range of political and social outcomes. Using the post-Soviet context, we examine how language policies – vital components for how minorities are treated with far-reaching economic consequences – are influenced by trade. We argue that while ethnic politics and colonial legacies...


Neoliberal feminism as political ideology: revitalizing the study of feminist political ideologies

Sept. 19, 2017

Journal of Political Ideologies, 22:3, 221-235, DOI: 10.1080/13569317.2017.1348705 Abstract The emerging literature on neoliberal feminism appears to signal the revitalization of the study of feminist ideologies, suspended since the mid-1980s. However, it is argued here that scholars tend to conceptualize neoliberal feminism in a way that inhibits ideological analysis, as...


Trump is a Feminist, and Other Cautionary Tales for Our Neoliberal Age

Sept. 19, 2017

Theory & Event , Vol. 20, No. 1 Supplement, January 2017: 53-67. Abstract Feminists have criticized the election of President Trump as a failure of and for feminism, obscuring how his election signals the success of neoliberal feminism. Such feminist criticisms of Trump amplify rather than displace the dominance of...


Tyrants and Migrants: Authoritarian Immigration Policy

Sept. 19, 2017

Abstract: This article examines the determinants of immigration policy toward low-skilled workers across 13 relatively wealthy autocracies after World War II. I argue that authoritarian immigration policy is a consequence of an autocrat’s redistributive policy. As the distribution of resource rents in rentier autocracies reduces the incentive of domestic labor...


Core Values and Partisan Thinking about Devolution.

Wolak J. PUBLIUS-THE JOURNAL OF FEDERALISM . 46 (4) (September 01, 2016): 463-485. Abstract: Why do people call for states’ rights and the devolution of national authority? Are they driven by partisan motives, where they like devolution the most when the President is of the opposing party? Or are calls...


The Obligation to Know: Information and the Burdens of Citizenship

Vanderheiden S. ETHICAL THEORY AND MORAL PRACTICE . 19 (2) (April 01, 2016): 297-311. Abstract: Contemporary persons are daily confronted with enormous quantities of information, some of which reveal causal connections between their actions and harm that is visited upon distant others. Given their limited cognitive and information processing capacities,...


Territorial Rights and Carbon Sinks

Vanderheiden S. Sci Eng Ethics (November 29, 2016). Abstract: Scholars concerned with abuses of the ‘‘resource privilege’’ by the governments of developing states sometimes call for national sovereignty over the natural resources that lie within its borders. While such claims may resist a key driver of the ‘‘resource curse’’ when...


Climate Justice Beyond International Burden Sharing.

Vanderheiden S. Midwest Studies In Philosophy . 40 (1) (September 2016): 27-42. Abstract: Climate justice scholars have in recent years devoted considerable attention to the development and application of justice principles and frameworks to the architecture of global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. The resulting scholarly literature is now...


Climate Change and Free Riding.

Vanderheiden S. JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY . 13 (1) (January 01, 2016): 1-27. Abstract: Does the receipt of benefits from some common resource create an obligation to contribute toward its maintenance? If so, what is the basis of this obligation? I consider whether individual contributions to climate change can be...