Mark R Royce

Mark R. Royce

Mark R. Royce earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and is an assistant professor of political science at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale. He is the author of The Political Theology of European Integration: Comparing the Influence of Religious Histories on European Policies (2017), is currently at work on a second book concerned with the foreign policy of the Apostolic See, and may be reached at [email protected]

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Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.

“Brexit” Left, “Brexit” Right, and the Ever-muddled Middle: The Politics of British EU Referenda Explained
“Brexit” Left, “Brexit” Right, and the Ever-muddled Middle: The Politics of British EU Referenda Explained

A comparison between the key actors in the respective European referenda of June, 1975 and of June, 2016 reveals that the British Left and the British Right generally oppose European integration, while a muddled middle enables the ancient Protestant monarchy to slide by degrees further and further into Europe.

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Easy on the “Leaktivism:” A Prudential Response to Micah White on the Panama Papers

After the Panama Papers, Micah White is rightly indignant about how the wealthy have avoided taxes, but he appears oblivious to how offshore accounts have empowered the opposition groups he claims to champion.