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About Charles Turner

Charles Turner is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.  

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Theresa May, Max Weber, Brexit, and political leadership

May doesn’t believe in Brexit at all, but behaves as though she does, indeed as though it has been her burning ambition since she entered the House of Commons.  

Sovereignty and responsibility after Brexit

Triggering Article 50 to leave the European Union would pave the way for a hugely undemocratic series of negotiations. Legislators must intervene, taking responsibility for this murky, constitutionally unprecedented situation.

Taking sides in Ukraine

Most commentators have turned a blind eye to some of the more unsavoury aspects of either Putin and the Maidan, depending on their ideological background. Hypocrisy is everywhere, but that doesn't mean we should be ambivalent about what's happening in Ukraine. 

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