The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s 700+ journals. All the articles linked to below are free to read for a limited period.
National Institute Economic Review
This special issue considers the economics of Scottish independence, examining fiscal implications, currency options, public debt, funding pensions, fiscal challenges and opportunities, and lessons from other small European states.
Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
This article, “Achieving appropriate regulations for electronic cigarettes,” offers details and critique of current legislation, by communication, legal and public health experts.
Drug Science Policy and Law
This timely paper looks at trends in ecstasy adulteration, the facts around PMA/PMMA-linked deaths and explores alternatives to the endless banning of new drugs.
European Journal of International Relations
This article develops a theoretical framework addressing how power works through local practices and routines in world politics. Drawing on the recent surge of practice-oriented scholarship in International Relations theory.
School Psychology International
This collection of articles is drawn from a themed issue on child rights and school psychology: Toward a new social contract. The primary purpose of the profession of school psychology is to improve the development and quality of life of children. This purpose is given more specific direction by concepts of what is right for children and by the rights of children. It is important to recognize that each article of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has relevance for school life and thus falls under the very broad umbrella of school psychological services. This year, 2014, is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child—the world’s ‘positive ideology’ and its clearest statement of commitments to and respect and aspirations for the dignity of the child. To commemorate this landmark, a program of articles by respected experts has been organized to advance understanding, appreciation and policy and practice investment in child rights approaches for psychology in schools.
In this podcast, Judith Gould and Robyn Steward discuss issues surrounding women with autism spectrum disorder. Gould is a leading researcher in the field of autism and Steward is an author and advocate who has a diagnosis of autism.
The Journal of Industrial Relations
This article considers two internal union strategies and structures which facilitate and support equality bargaining.
Health, Education and Behavior
This study conducted a nationwide survey of 684 parents at the height of the H1N1 flu pandemic. It reports factors that influenced parental acceptance of the H1N1 vaccine and discusses implications for improving vaccine.
Public Understanding of Science
This special issue looks at 20 years of public engagement activities and research.
This paper uncovers a skin tone memory bias. “Uncovering a skin tone memory bias, such that an educated black man becomes lighter in the mind’s eye, has grave implications” one researcher observed “A skin tone memory bias highlights how memory protects the ‘darker is more negative’ belief by distorting counter-stereotypic black individuals’ skin tone to appear lighter and perhaps to be perceived as less threatening.”
This article presents a cultural analysis of HBO’s dramatic series, The Wire. The article provides a brief synopsis of two of the show’s main themes: (1) the unintended consequences of contemporary drug policy; and (2) the role of experimental alternative systems in drug policy’s future evolution. The study aims to strengthen the position of cultural analyses within criminology, particularly with recourse to television programs. Whatever the subject of criminological debates, the capacity of televisual representations to challenge and reconfigure them should never be underestimated.