TL reading update 55

The latest issue of the PSA’s quarterly magazine, Political Insight, has a number of pieces of topical (i.e. GE2015) interest and a paper by a number of British political scientists (including Hay and Farrell) and a leading British political geographer (Dorling) on ‘Thatcher’s grandchildren: the long road to inequality’. Additionally, on my desk at the […]

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TL reading update 54

In preparation for the coming session’s TL here are some recent works of interest: Denver, D. and Garnett, M. (2014) British general elections since 1964: diversity, dealignment and disillusion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Farrall, S. and Hay, C. (eds) (2014) The legacy of Thatcherism: assessing and exploring Thatcherite social and economic policies. Oxford, Oxford University […]

Written by Roger Middleton on November 17th, 2014 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 53

Some recent publications which will be of interest: Whiteley, P., Clarke, H.D., Sanders, D., et al. (2013) Affluence, austerity and electoral change in Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Latest from the Essex psephologists using BES data] Bertelli, A.M. and John, P. (2013) ‘Public policy investment: risk and return in British politics’, British Journal of Political […]

Written by Roger Middleton on October 10th, 2013 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 52

The latest issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy is devoted to an assessment of New Labour in power. Contents are: Cobham, D., Adam, C. and Mayhew, K. (2013) ‘The economic record of the 1997-2010 Labour government: an assessment’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 29.1, pp. 1-24. Cobham, D. (2013) ‘Monetary policy under the […]

Written by Roger Middleton on June 19th, 2013 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 51

Recent publications: See, H. (2013) ‘Guardians of the public sphere?: political scandal and the press, 1979-97’, Twentieth Century British History, 24.1, pp. 110-37. Bradshaw, J. and Holmes, J. (2013) ‘An analysis of equity in redistribution to the retired and children over recent decades in the OECD and UK’, Journal of Social Policy, 42.1, pp. 39-56. […]

Written by Roger Middleton on March 27th, 2013 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 50

To mark the end of the taught part of the unit I have brought together key recent readings in a number of areas: Elite journalism: Young, H. (2008) The Hugo Young papers: a journalist’s notes from the heart of politics. London: Allen Lane. Biography and memoirs: Keegan, W. (2012) Saving the world: Gordon Brown reconsidered. […]

Written by Roger Middleton on December 10th, 2012 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 49

The following are new, or I have recently come across them: Dorey, P., Garnett, M. and Denham, A. (2011) From crisis to coalition: the Conservative Party in oppposition since 1997. London: Palgrave. Jackson, B. and Saunders, R., (eds) (2012) Making Thatcher’s Britain. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. [just published and with a first-rate cast; available in […]

Written by Roger Middleton on September 25th, 2012 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 48

AS promised some works to read this term to consolidate your understanding of the unit and to fill in some gaps. Voting: Brandenburg, H. and Egmond, M.v. (2012) ‘Pressed into party support?: media influence on the partisan attitudes during the 2005 UK general election campaign’, British Journal of Political Science, online early. Denver, D. (2007) […]

Written by Roger Middleton on January 20th, 2012 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 47

A couple of papers in the August issue of BJPIR will be of interest: Johnston, R. and Pattie, C. (2011) ‘Where did Labour voters go?: valence politics and campaign effects at the 2010 general election’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13 (3), pp. 283-303. Morris, J. (2011) ‘How great is Britain?: power, respeonisbility […]

Written by Roger Middleton on December 23rd, 2011 with comments disabled.
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TL Reading Update 46

For seminar 9 please read the just published online: Evans, G. and Tilley, J.R. (2012) ‘How parties shape class politics: explaining the decline of the class basis of party support’, British Journal of Political Science, 42 (1), pp. 137-61. The new New Labour book I mentioned in the last seminar was: Diamond, P. and Kenny, […]

Written by Roger Middleton on December 2nd, 2011 with comments disabled.
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