Working papers

The School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies Working Paper series allows the School to share important works-in-progress and forthcoming publications written by Bristol scholars and researchers with a wide audience.

All Working Papers can be downloaded from the list below.

Paper copies are also available. Please send requests to Paul Higate (paul.higate@bristol.ac.uk).

Note: some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. In order to view a PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader

2013

Working paper No. 09-13
Asian Fury: Gender, Orientalism and the Indo-Pakistani Nuclear 'Threat' in US Foreign Policy Discourse, 1998-2009
By Tom Vaughan (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 08-13
Ordinary Lives in Contemporary Britain: A Preliminary Report of Findings
By Will Atkinson (University of Bristol) and Harriet Bradley (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 07-13
Co-opting "Good Governance" Reform: A New Pathway to Power in Post-Suharto Indonesia
By Ina Choi (University of Bristol) and Yuki Fukuoka (Waseda University)

Working paper No. 06-13
Peacebuilding and the Politics of Writing
by Ryerson Christie (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 05-13
Ownership, Participation and Crowd-Programmed Initiatives: Towards a Development Paradigm Based on Beneficiary-Led Aid
by Adrian Flint (University of Bristol) and Christian Meyer zu Natrup (Director and Head of Advisory at MzN)

Working paper No. 04-13
Rethinking Humanitarianism and the Nation: How Australian National Identity Facilitated the Charitable Response to the 2004 South Asian Tsunami
by Brad West (University of Bristol/University of South Australia)

Working paper No. 03-13
Reshaping the Global Economy in its Own Image? The EU, Growing Bilateralism in the International Trade Arena, and the Implications for Poorer Developing Countries
by Adrian Flint (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 02-13
New Nuclear, New Security?  Framing Security in the Policy Case for New Nuclear Power in the United Kingdom
by Columba Peoples (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 01-13
The Church as Emancipatory Political Project: Some Pointers from Political Theology for the Social Sciences
by Martin Gainsborough (University of Bristol)

2012

Working paper No. 12-12
Some Further (Orthodox?) Bourdieusian Reflections on the Notions of 'Institutional Habitus' and 'Family Habitus' - Unexpurgated
by Will Atkinson (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 11-12
The Evolution of International Security Studies and the Everyday: Suggestions from the Buffyverse
by Christina Rowley (University of Bristol) and Jutta Weldes (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 10-12
Chinese MNCs in Latin America: Characteristics and Comparisons with Investments in Developed Markets
by Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol) and Alan Butt-Philip (University of Bath)

Working paper No. 09-12
The Private Militarised and Security Contractor as Geocorporeal Actor
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 08-12
Aversions to Masculine Excess in the Private Military and Security Company and their Effects: Don't Be a "Billy Big Bollocks" and beware the "Ninja!"
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 07-12
Nuclear Safety: A (Charlie) Brownian Notion
by John Downer (Stanford University)

Working paper No. 06-12
Historical Re-enacting and Affective Authority: Performing the American Civil War
by Brad West (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 05-12
The International Expansion of China's Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Review
by Guillermo Cardoza (Instituto de Empresa Business School) and Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 04-12
Institutional Determinants of Chinese SMEs' Internationalization: The Case of Jiangsu Province
by Guillermo Cardoza (Instituto de Empresa Business School), Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol) and Ning Xu (Nanjing University)

Working paper No. 03-12
Representations of the British Soldier: "'Mr Lazy' Pyjamas and "Sobranie Cocktail Cigarettes". On the Front Line in Helmand with Lewis and his Men
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 02-12
Postcolonial Critique and the Idea of Sociology
by Gregor McLennan (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 01-12
Bowling Online: How the internet is driving the reinvigoration of American social capital (pdf, 424 KB)
by Luke Burns (University of Bristol)

2011

Working paper No. 11-11
Liberal Interventionism and the Global North: The case of Britain's inner cities (pdf, 285 KB)
by Martin Gainsborough (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 10-11
HIV/AIDS and reconciling the irreconcilable? Establishing middle ground between the traditional and biomedical sectors in South Africa (pdf, 238 KB)
by Adrian Flint (University of Bristol) and Jill Payne (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 09-11
Mercenary killer or embodied veteran? The case of Paul Slough and the Nisour Square massacre (pdf, 230 KB)
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 08-11
“Cat-food and clients”: Gendering the politics of protection in the private militarised security company (pdf, 237 KB)
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 07-11
'“Democratic transition” in Indonesia revisited: A clientelist model of political transition' (pdf, 180 KB)
by Yuki Fukuoka (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 06-11
'Environmental terror: Uncertainty, resilience, and the bunker' (pdf, 600 KB)
by Mark Duffield (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 05-11
'Importing to the core with respect for the poor: A not-for-profit co-operative model for breaking the global division of labour' (pdf, 600 KB)
by Sofia Gradin (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 04-11
'Secularisation and the dictatorship of relativism: Some perplexities in Light of the World' (pdf, 300 KB)
by Kieran Flanagan (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 03-11
'Keeping Up Appearances: MPs’ Expenses and the Hidden Dimensions of Rule in Britain Today' (pdf, 285 KB)
by Martin Gainsborough (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 02-11
'Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Spanish MNCs in Latin America' (pdf, 247 KB)
by Belen Lopez Vazquez (ESIC Business and Marketing School, Madrid, Spain) and Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 01-11
'Time to Get Emotional: Trust, Rationality and the Spectre of Manipulative Mentality' (pdf, 465 KB)
by Torsten Michel (University of Bristol)

2010

Working paper No. 04-10
'Turkish memorialization at Gallipoli: Rethinking the commemoration/tourism nexus' (pdf, 361 KB)
by Brad West (University of Bristol)

Working paper No. 03-10
Rethinking Anarchy and the State in IR Theory: The Contributions of Classical Anarchism (pdf, 398 KB)
by Alex Prichard (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 02-10
The Securitization of Outer Space: Challenges for Arms Control (pdf, 736 KB)
by Columba Peoples (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 01-10
'Are You Doing Your Bit?' The Marketization of Environmental Security (pdf, 644 KB)
by Elke Krahmann (University of Bristol)

2009

Working paper No 07-09
Speaking Food: A Discourse Analytic Study of Food Security (pdf, 694 KB)
by Rupert Alcock (University of Bristol; MSc dissertation prize joint winner 2009)

Working paper No 06-09
The Strange Power of Maps: How maps work politically and influence our understanding of the world (pdf, 5.4 MB)
by Piers Fotiadis (University of Bristol; MSc dissertation prize joint winner 2009)

Working paper No 05-09
Reconstructing Identity to Fit International Society: English School Theory, Constructivism, and the Case of Taiwan (pdf, 575 KB)
by John A. Pella and Yana Zuo (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 04-09
Obama's Discourse of 'Hope': Making Rhetoric Work Politically (pdf, 1.5 MB)
by Marcus Letts (University of Bristol, BSc dissertation prize winner 2009)

Working paper No 03-09
Putting 'Mercenary Masculinities' on the Research Agenda (pdf, 577 KB)
by Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 02-09
War by Other Means: The Problem of Population and the Civilianisation of Coalition Interventions (pdf, 380 KB)
by Colleen Bell (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 01-09
The Fallacy of 'Going Public': Old Fears, New Strategies, Premature Assessments (pdf, 937 KB)
by Diana Ichpekova (University of Bristol)

2008

Working paper No 12-08
Privatisation as State Advance: Private Indirect Government in Vietnam (pdf, 333 KB)
by Martin Gainsborough (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 11-08
Human Security Research: Progress, Limitations and New Directions (pdf, 522 KB)
by Ryerson Christie and Amitav Acharya (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 10-08
Non-Hegemonic International Relations: A Preliminary Conceptualization (pdf, 314 KB)
by Amitav Acharya (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 09-08
Learning to Live with U.S. Foreign Policy and its Discontents: The Politics of Public Memory at Kent State, 1970-2001 (pdf, 5.0 MB)
by Jutta Weldes (University of Bristol) and Mark Laffey (SOAS, University of London)

Working paper No 08-08
The British Response to the Spanish Civil War: The Impact of Systemic Pressures on Societal Practices (pdf, 367 KB)
by Richard Little (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 07-08
The Expansion of the International Society in Heeren’s Account of the European states-system (pdf, 299 KB)
by Richard Little (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 06-08
The Commodification of Security in the Risk Society (pdf, 539 KB)
by Elke Krahmann (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 05-08
The Social Construction of Identity: Israeli Foreign Policy and the 2006 War in Lebanon (pdf, 674 KB)
by Joanna Tidy (University of Bristol)

Working paper No 04-08
Decolonizing the Cuban Missile Crisis (pdf, 427 KB)
by Mark Laffey (SOAS, University of London ) and Jutta Weldes (Bristol University)

Working paper No 03-08
Critical Terrorism Studies: An Activist Scholar Perspective (pdf, 411 KB)
by Eric Herring (University of Bristol)

Working paper No.02-08
Peacekeepers as New Men? Security and Masculinity in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (pdf, 370 KB)
by Gurchathen Sanghera (University of St Andrews), Marsha Henry and Paul Higate (University of Bristol)

Working Paper No. 01-08
'On the Edge of ‘No Man’s Land’: Chronic Emergency in Myanmar' (pdf, 559 KB)
by Mark Duffield (University of Bristol)

2007

Working Paper No. 04-07
'The European Economic and Social Committee After Enlargement' (pdf, 369 KB)
by Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán (University of Bristol) and Stijn Smismans (Cardiff University)

Working Paper No. 03-07
‘Sex, Gender and Heteronormativity: Seeing “Some Like it Hot” as a Heterosexual Dystopia’ (pdf, 5.5 MB)
by Terrell Carver (University of Bristol).

Working Paper No. 01-07
‘Materializing the Metaphors of Global Cities: Singapore and Silicon Valley’ (pdf, 4.8 MB)
by Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)