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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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TL reading update 43

Knowing how much some people seem to like memoirs here at least is a way of thinking more systematically about them: Richards, D. and Mathers, H. (2010) ?Political memoirs and New Labour: interpretations of power and the “club rules”?, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 12 (4), pp. 498-522. A neat quantitative study, again […]

Written by Roger Middleton on April 7th, 2011 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 38

I have been reviewing for TCBH: Flinders, M., et al., (eds) (2009) The Oxford handbook of British politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. and would recommend the first three chapters; also those on rational choice, political journalism, biography and central state. Other summer reading which will be of interest: John, P. and Jennings, W.I. (2010) ?Punctuations […]

Written by Roger Middleton on August 23rd, 2010 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 36

The latest issue of Political Studies is a special issue (occasioned by the sixtieth anniversary of the PSA) devoted to ‘Dialogue and innovations in contemporary political science’. Three articles will be of especial interest: Dunleavy, P. (2010) ?New worlds in political science?, Political Studies, 58 (2), pp. 239-65. and the debate: Norton, A. (2010) ?Politics […]

Written by Roger Middleton on February 27th, 2010 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 35

The latest crop of PSA journals yields: Hampsher-Monk, I. and Hindmoor, A. (2010) ?Rational choice and interpretive evidence: caught between a rock and a hard place?? Political Studies, 58 (1), pp. 47-65. which builds upon Green and Shapiro’s (1994) scepticism about rational choice. The latest issue of Political Studies Review, 8.1 (January 2010) is a […]

Written by Roger Middleton on January 27th, 2010 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 34

Somehow I missed this when it appeared: a themed issue of Cambridge Journal of Economics devoted to the economics of New Labour. Papers include: Kitson, M. and Wilkinson, F. (2007) ?The economics of New Labour: policy and performance?, Cambridge Journal of Economics , 31 (6), pp. 805-16. Coutts, K., et al. (2007) ?Structural change under […]

Written by Roger Middleton on November 28th, 2009 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 31

Across my desk this week: Evans, S. (2009) ‘The not so odd couple: Margaret Thatcher and one nation conservatism’, Contemporary British History, 23 (1), pp. 101-21. Cox, M. J. (2009) ?Why did we get the end of the Cold War wrong?? British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 11 (2), pp.161-76. Allen, N. and H. […]

Written by Roger Middleton on May 9th, 2009 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 30

The lastest issue of Prospect (May 2009, pp. 32-6) carries an article by David Willetts, ‘The meaning of Margaret’, one of the few contemporary Conservatives who was both a participant-observer of the 1980s and is contributing interestingly to the redefinition of contemporary Conservatism today. I have placed a copy in RM.

Written by Roger Middleton on May 1st, 2009 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 29

At a recent conference I heard a paper on US-UK tax reform during the Thatcher-Reagan era. This had a number of references which may be of interest: Smith, G. A. (1990) Reagan and Thatcher. London: Bodley Head. O’Sullivan, J. (2006) The president, the pope and the prime minister: three who changed the world. Washington, DC: […]

Written by Roger Middleton on April 16th, 2009 with comments disabled.
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TL reading update 23

Across my desk this week: McLaren, L. and Johnson, M. (2007) ?Resources, group conflicts and symbols: explaining anti-immigration hostility in Britain?, Political Studies, 55 (4), pp. 709-32. [Makes good use of BSA materials to produce a conclusion that self-interest is not a prime determinant of attitudes towards immigration] Latest volume in the Palgrave Contemporary Political […]

Written by Roger Middleton on November 21st, 2007 with comments disabled.
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