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. […]

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Written by Roger Middleton on December 10th, 2012 with comments disabled.
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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. London: Searching Finance.
Straw, J. (2012) Last man standing: memoirs of a political survivor. London: Macmillan.

Neo-liberalism:
Stedman Jones, D. (2012) Masters of the universe: Hayek, Friedman and the birth of neoliberal politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Conservatives:
Dorey, P., Garnett, M. and Denham, A. (2011) From crisis to coalition: the Conservative Party in opposition since 1997. London: Palgrave.

Liberals:
Jones, T. (2011) The revival of British liberalism: from Grimond to Clegg. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

New Labour:
Diamond, P. and Radice, G. (2010) Southern discomfort again. London: Policy Network.
Giddens, A. (2010) ‘The rise and fall of New Labour’, New Statesman.17 May.

Pensions
Crawford, R. and Tetlow, G. (2012) Expectations and experiences of retirement: in defined contribution pensions: a study of older people. London: IFS.
Pierson, P., (ed.) (2001) The new politics of the welfate state. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Psephology:
Farrall, S. and Jennings, W.I. (2012) ‘Policy feedback and the criminal justice agenda: an analysis of the economy, crime rates, politics and public opinion in post-war Britain’, Contemporary British History, 24.4, pp. 467-88.

Contemporary history:
Hennessy, P. (2012) Distilling the frenzy: writing the history of one’s own times. London: Biteback.
Baldwin, P. (2011) ‘Smug Britannia: the dominance of (the) English in current history writing and its pathologies’, Contemporary European History, 20.3, pp. 351-66. [A pugnacious response to Evans (2009) which, in turn, elicits a response and rejoinder.]
Evans, R. (2009) Cosmopolitan islanders: British historians and the European continent. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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