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Volume 94, Issue 4

Latest Journal Issue

Volume 94, Issue 4

Includes a collection on women and the politics of incivility and discrimination, guest edited by Agnès Alexandre-Collier and Michael Drolet. Other highlights include 'Cricket, Englishness and Racial Thinking' by Michael Collins, and David Judge's assessment of Boris Johnson lying in the House of Commons. Book reviews include Mary Dejevsky's review of Timothy Frye's Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia.

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