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  1. Week 1: Explaining the Outcome of the 2015 General Election 40 items
    1. General: 26 items
      1. The British general election of 2015 - Philip Cowley, Dennis Kavanagh 2015

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      2. The Results: How Britain Voted - David Denver 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      3. Why the Tories won: the inside story of the 2015 election - Tim Ross 2015

        Book Recommended Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      4. Five year mission: the Labour Party under Ed Miliband - Tim Bale 2015

        Book Essential Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      5. A Return to Normality? How the Electoral System Operated - John Curtice 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      6. The Conservatives: Their Sweetest Victory? - Tim Bale, Paul Webb 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      7. The Geographical Challenge: How Winning Elections Has Become Much More Difficult for Labour - John Curtice 01/2017

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      8. Conclusions: Economic Narratives and Party Leaders - Jonathan Tonge, Andrew Geddes 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      9. ‘Hell, No!’ Labour's Campaign: The Correct Diagnosis but the Wrong Doctor? - Steven Fielding 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      10. From Coalition to Catastrophe: The Electoral Meltdown of the Liberal Democrats - David Cutts, Andrew Russell 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      11. Learning the right lessons from Labour’s 2015 defeat | IPPR

        Webpage Essential This is a website. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.' Also available on Moodle.

      12. Electoral bias in the UK after the 2015 General Election | British Politics and Policy at LSE

        Webpage Essential This is a website. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      13. Unequal and Unequally Distributed Votes: The Source of Electoral Bias at Recent British General Elections - R. Johnston 2012

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      14. From votes to seats: the operation of the UK electoral system since 1945 - R. J. Johnston 2001

        Book Essential Sets out the basics of electoral bias and how it came to favour Labour. Essential reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      15. Can the Boundary Commissions Help the Conservative Party? Constituency Size and Electoral Bias in the United Kingdom - R. Johnston 2009

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      16. Changing the Boundaries, but Keeping the Disproportionality - C. Rallings 2008

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      17. Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Reviews and Electoral Bias: How Important Are Variations in Constituency Size? - G. Borisyuk, C. Rallings, M. Thrasher, R. Johnston 01/01/2010

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      18. Disproportionality and Bias in the Results of the 2005 General Election in Great Britain: Evaluating the Electoral System’s Impact - Ron Johnston, David Rossiter, Charles Pattie 02/2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      19. When Is a Gerrymander Not a Gerrymander: Who Benefits and Who Loses from the Changed Rules for Defining Parliamentary Constituencies? - Ron Johnston, David Rossiter, Charles Pattie 04/2017

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      20. New Labour’s Landslide and Electoral Bias 1999

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      21. How to win a marginal seat: my year fighting for my political life - Gavin Barwell 2016

        Book Recommended This is a book. Recommended for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      22. Project Fear: how an unlikely alliance left a kingdom united but a country divided - Joe Pike 2015

        Book Recommended Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      23. Sea Change in Scotland - James Mitchell 09/2015

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay 1: 'Explain how the Conservatives were able to win an overall majority at the 2015 General Election.'

      24. The British general election of 2010 - Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley 2010

        Book Recommended

      25. Elections and voters in Britain - D. T. Denver, Christopher Carman, Robert Johns 2012

        Book Essential

      26. Elections and voters - C. van der Eijk, Mark N. Franklin 2009

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    2. Detailed 7 items
      1. Ipsos MORI | A leading market research company in the UK and Ireland

        Website  This is a website. Opinion polling data can be found here.

      2. YouGov | What the world thinks

        Webpage  This is a website. Opinion polling data can be found here.

      3. UK Polling Report

        Webpage  This is a website showing Conservative target seats in 2015.

      4. UK Polling Report

        Webpage  This is a website showing Labour target seats in 2015.

      5. UK Polling Report

        Webpage  This is a website showing Liberal Democrat target seats in 2015.

    3. Useful Twitter feeds 7 items
  2. Weeks 2 and 3: The Labour Party - The Modernisation of the Labour Party, 1983-1997; Historical Interpretations of New Labour 61 items
    1. General: 12 items
      1. Understanding British party politics - Stephen Driver c2011

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 4.

      2. Political parties in the UK - Alistair Clark c2012

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 4.

      3. New Labour and Thatcherism: political change in Britain - Richard Heffernan, MyiLibrary c2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Use both for the historical interpretation of New Labour essay (no.3) and the Thatcherism essay (no.4).

      4. Building new Labour: the politics of party organisation - Meg Russell, MyiLibrary 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Essential for Essay 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      5. The rise of New Labour: party policies and voter choices - A. F. Heath, Roger Jowell, John Curtice, Oxford University Press 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available. Use for both essays on Labour (No. 2 on modernisation and No. 3 on historical interpretations of New Labour)

      6. The modern British party system - Paul Webb, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 3.

      7. The Labour Party: a centenary history - Brian Brivati, Richard Heffernan, MyiLibrary 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      8. The Labour Party since 1945 - Kevin Jefferys 1993

        Book Alternative

      9. Leading Labour: from Keir Hardie to Tony Blair - Kevin Jefferys 1999

        Book Alternative

      10. The Labour Party: continuity and change in the making of new labour - Steven Fielding c.2003

        Book Essential Use for Essay No. 3 on Historical Interpretations of New Labour.

      11. Discipline and discord in the Labour Party: the politics of managerial control in the Labour Party, 1951-87 - Eric Shaw c1988

        Book Recommended Hostile, but good, on the reforms of Neil Kinnock. Useful for Essay No. 2 on the early modernisation of Labour.

      12. The Labour Party since 1979: crisis and transformation - Eric Shaw, ebrary, Inc 1994 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. A hostile account of Labour's transformation under Neil Kinnock, but covers its modernisation from 1983 to 1994. Good for Essay No. 2.

    2. New Labour: 30 items
      1. Leaders of the Opposition: from Winston Churchill to David Cameron - Timothy Heppell 2014

        Book Essential Read Chapter 3: ‘Tony Blair, 1994-7’. An Essential Read for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      2. Britain votes 2010 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2010

        Book Essential Read ‘New Labour and Political Change’ pp. 57-70. The best single introductory chapter for those students tackling essay No. 3: 'Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      3. New labour triumphs: Britain at the polls - Anthony Stephen King c1998

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: ‘Tony Blair and New Labour’.

      4. Party Policy and Ideology: Still New Labour? - J. Bara 2001-10-1

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Use for Essay No. 3: Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      5. New Labour: ‘The Road Less Travelled? - S. Meredith 2003

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Use for Essay No. 3: Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      6. How New is New Labour? - D. Rubenstein 1997

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Use for Essay No. 3: Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      7. A New Look at New Labour - D. Rubenstein 2000

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Also see the various responses to this article published in Politics, February 2001, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 47-55. Use for Essay No. 3: Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      8. Britain: Left Abandoned? New Labour in Power - E. Shaw 2003-1-1

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      9. Inside New Labour - A. Gamble 2012

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      10. tatecraft and the Assessment of National Political Leaders: The Case of New Labour and Tony Blair - J Buller, T. S. James 2012

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      11. New labour in power: precedents and prospects - Brian Brivati, Tim Bale, ebrary, Inc 1997 (electronic resource)

        Book Alternative This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      12. New Labour in government - Steve Ludlam, Martin J. Smith c2001

        Book Alternative

      13. New labour in power - David Coates, Peter James Lawler 2000

        Book Alternative

      14. What’s New about ‘New Labour? - P. Allender 2001

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Use for Essay No. 3: Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      15. New Labour: A Witness History - Oliver Daddow 02/01/2015

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended reading for Essay No. 3: 'Which historical interpretation of New Labour do you find the most convincing and why?'

      16. Back from the brink - Alistair Darling c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Alternative This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      17. Last man standing: memoirs of a political survivor - Jack Straw c2012

        Book Essential His chapter 6 on Neil Kinnock called ‘Drawing the Poison’ is superb. Very good for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983-1987: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      18. Clem Attlee - Francis Beckett 2007

        Book Alternative

      19. The future of socialism - Anthony Crosland 1956

        Book Alternative

      20. Defeat from the jaws of victory: inside Kinnock's Labour Party - Richard Heffernan, Mike Marqusee 1992

        Book Recommended Use for Essay No. 2: Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      21. How to be in opposition: life in the political shadows - Nigel Fletcher 2011

        Book Essential Read Chapter 4: ‘Leading the Opposition’. A great insider account from Neil Kinnock. Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      22. Callaghan: a life - Kenneth O. Morgan 1997

        Book Alternative

      23. Michael Foot: a life - Kenneth O. Morgan c2007

        Book Alternative

      24. John Smith: a life - Mark Stuart c2005

        Book Essential Extra copies available from the tutor. Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      25. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read ‘John Smith’. Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      26. The Blair years: extracts from the Alastair Campbell diaries - Alastair Campbell, Richard Stott 2007

        Book Recommended

      27. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an Ebook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 11: ‘Neil Kinnock, 1983-92'. Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      28. Kinnock: the biography - Martin Westlake, Ian St. John 2001

        Book Essential Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

      29. Servants of the people: the inside story of New Labour - Andrew Rawnsley 2001

        Book Recommended Extra copies available from the module convenor. Essential reading for Essay No. 2: 'Who deserves the greatest credit for the modernisation of the Labour Party in the period from 1983 to 1997: Neil Kinnock, John Smith or Tony Blair?'

    3. Gordon Brown: 6 items
      1. Whatever it takes: the real story of Gordon Brown and New Labour - Steve Richards c2010

        Book Recommended

      2. Gordon Brown Prime Minister - Tom Bower 2007

        Book Alternative

      3. The British general election of 2010 - Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley 2010

        Book Alternative Read pp. 1-18 and pp.45-68.

      4. Brown at 10 - Anthony Seldon, Guy Lodge 2011

        Book Alternative

      5. Britain at the polls 2010 - Nicholas Allen, John Bartle 2010

        Book Alternative Read Chapter 1: ‘Labour’s Third Term: A Tale of Two Prime Ministers'.

      6. Gordon Brown as prime minister: Political skills and leadership style - Theakston, Kevin 2011

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

    4. Ed Miliband and the future of Labour: 13 items
      1. Five year mission: the Labour Party under Ed Miliband - Tim Bale 2015

        Book Essential

      2. Ed: the Milibands and the making of a Labour leader - Mehdi Hasan, James Macintyre c2011

        Book Recommended

      3. The Labour Party under Ed Miliband: trying but failing to renew social democracy - Eunice Goes 2016

        Book Recommended

      4. In Praise of Social Democracy - R. Hattersley, K. Hickson 2011

        Article Alternative This is a journal article. See various responses to the article in the same edition.

      5. Gripped by the past: Nostalgia and the 2010 Labour party leadership contest - Richard Jobson, Mark Wickham-Jones 12/2010

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      6. The purple book: a progressive future for Labour - Robert Philpott 2011

        Book Alternative

      7. The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox - M. Glasman 2011

        Webpage Alternative Otherwise known as ‘The Blue Book'.

      8. My Blue Labour vision can defeat the coalition - Maurice Glasman 2011

        Webpage Alternative This is a webpage.

      9. Analysis, Blue Labour

        Audio-visual document Alternative For an analysis of Maurice Glasman’s idea of ‘Blue Labour’.

      10. Exclusive: the end of Blue Labour - D. Hodges 2011

        Webpage Alternative This is a website.

      11. Labour after New Labour: Escaping the Debt - D. Coates 2013

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      12. Explaining One Nation Labour - S. Wood 2013

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      13. The Modernising Antecedents and Historical Origins of One-Nation Labour - M. Wickham-Jones 2013

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

  3. Weeks 4-5: The Conservatives - Thatcherism, 1979-present day; The Conservatives in Opposition, 1997-2010 84 items
    1. General: 18 items
      1. The Conservative Party: from Thatcher to Cameron - Tim Bale 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?' and Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      2. Understanding British party politics - Stephen Driver c2011

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 3.

      3. Political parties in the UK - Alistair Clark c2012

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 3.

      4. The Conservatives since 1945: the drivers of party change - Tim Bale, Oxford University Press 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      5. The modern British party system - Paul Webb, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 3.

      6. David Cameron and Conservative renewal: the limits of modernisation? - Gillian Peele, John G. Francis 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Essential Reading for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron who achieved the most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997-2010?'

      7. The conservatives in crisis: the Tories after 1997 - Mark Garnett, Philip Lynch, ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      8. Back from the brink: the inside story of the Tory resurrection - Peter Snowdon 2010

        Book Essential An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?' and Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?' Extra copies available from the module convenor.

      9. From crisis to coalition: the Conservative Party, 1997-2010 - Peter Dorey, Mark Garnett, Andrew Denham, MyiLibrary 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      10. A history of Conservative politics since 1830 - John Charmley, John Charmley c2008

        Book Alternative

      11. The Conservative Party - Philip Norton 1996

        Book Recommended

      12. The Future of Conservatism - P. Norton 2008

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      13. Contemporary British Conservatism - Steve Ludlam, Martin J. Smith 1996

        Book Recommended

      14. Conservative century: the Conservative Party since 1900 - Anthony Seldon, Stuart Ball 1994

        Book Recommended

      15. The Conservative Party from Peel to Major - Robert Blake 1997

        Book Recommended

      16. Recovering power: the Conservatives in opposition since 1867 - Stuart Ball, Anthony Seldon 2005

        Book Alternative

    2. David Cameron in Opposition, 2005-2010: 26 items
      1. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 17: ‘David Cameron, 2005-10’. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?' and Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      2. Britain votes 2010 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2010

        Book Essential Read ‘Strategic Recovery? The Conservatives Under David Cameron’ pp. 85-106. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      3. The British general election of 2010 - Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley 2010

        Book Essential Read pp. 69-95 on Cameron. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      4. Britain at the polls 2010 - Nicholas Allen, John Bartle 2010

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: ‘The Conservative Party’. Good for students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      5. The Conservatives under David Cameron: built to last? - Simon Lee, Matt Beech, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      6. Call me Dave: the unauthorised biography of David Cameron - Michael A. Ashcroft, Isabel Oakeshott 2015

        Book Recommended

      7. The personalisation of politics in the UK: mediated leadership from Attlee to Cameron - Ana Inés Langer 2012

        Book Alternative

      8. Tory Modernisation 2:0 – The Future of the Conservative Party - R. Shorthouse, G. Stagg 2010

        Webpage Alternative This is a webpage.

      9. The Big Society: Back to the Future - steve Corbett, Alan Walker 2012

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. For more on the Big Society, see a special edition of Political Quarterly, Vol. 82, Issue 1 (2012). Good for a specialist interpretation of Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      10. Ideology Matters: Party Competition, Ideological Positioning and the Case of the Conservative Party under David Cameron - S. Buckler, D. Dolowitz 2012

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Good for a specialist interpretation of Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      11. Mother’s Boy: David Cameron and Margaret Thatcher - S. Evans 2010

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Debates whether Cameron is a Thatcherite. Good for a specialist interpretation of Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      12. Cameron and Liberal Conservatism: Attitudes within the Parliamentary Conservative Party and Conservative Ministers - T Heppell 2013

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Good for a specialist interpretation of Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      13. Heirs to Blair's third way? David Cameron's triangulating conservatism - Mcanulla, Stuart 2010

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      14. The Conservative Party and the “Centre Ground” of British Politics - Thomas Quinn 05/2008

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Good for a specialist interpretation of Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      15. Cameron’s Conservatives - S. Fielding 2009

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      16. Back in Contention? The Conservatives’ Electoral Prospects - J Curtice 2009

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Focuses on the electoral success of Cameron, 2005-2010. Good for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      17. Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Dave: How Far is the Conservative Party’s Revival All Down to David Cameron? - T. Bale 2009

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      18. Consigning its Past to History? David Cameron and the Conservative Party - S. Evans 05/02/2008

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      19. Vote Blue, Go Green? Cameron’s Conservatives and the Environment - N. Carter 2009

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      20. From Broken Families to Broken Society - J. Kirkby 2009

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      21. PR man? Cameron’s Conservatives and the Symbolic Politics of Electoral Reform - T. Bale 2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      22. A Tale of Two Speeches? The Conservative Leadership Election of 2005 - A. Denham, P. Dorey 2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      23. Cameron Chameleon and the Current State of Britain's 'Consensus' - P. Kerr 30/11/2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Good for Exam revision.

      24. Cameron's 'Mandate': Democracy, Legitimacy and Conservative Leadership - A. Denham, K. O'Hara 22/05/2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      25. Cameron: the rise of the new Conservative - Francis Elliott, James Hanning 2007

        Book Recommended An early journalistic account. The module convenor has a spare copy.

    3. Iain Duncan Smith (2001-2003) and Michael Howard (2003-2005): 11 items
      1. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 15: ‘Iain Duncan Smith, 2001-3’. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      2. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 16: ‘Michael Howard, 2003-5’. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      3. The Quiet Man of British Politics: the Rise, Fall and Significance of Iain Duncan Smith - R. Hayton, T. Heppell 01/07/2010

        Article Essential This is a journal article. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      4. Smell the coffee: a wake-up call for the Conservative Party ; a study of public opinion and the Conservative Party's campaign for the 2005 general election - Michael A. Ashcroft 2005

        Book Recommended A recommended read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      5. Britain decides: the UK general election 2005 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2005

        Book Essential Read Chapter 4: ‘New Leaders, Same Problem: The Conservatives’. Excellent on both IDS and Howard for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      6. Britain at the polls 2005 - John Bartle, Anthony Stephen King c2006

        Book Essential Read Chapter 2: ‘The Conservative Party: The Politics of Panic’. Excellent on both IDS and Howard for Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      7. The British general election of 2005 - Dennis Kavanagh, David Butler 2005

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3.

      8. Britain votes 2005 - Pippa Norris, Christopher Wlezien, Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government 2005

        Book Recommended Read ‘The Conservative Campaign’ pp. 69-86.

      9. Explaining Labour's landslip - Robert M. Worcester, Roger Mortimore, Paul Baines 2005

        Book Recommended Read pp. 130-138.

      10. Michael Howard. The First Jewish Prime Minister? - A. Roth 2004

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      11. In search of Michael Howard - Michael Crick c2005

        Book Recommended Useful background for Essay 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron who achieved most as Leader of the Conservatives Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

    4. William Hague (1997-2001): 9 items
      1. Leaders of the opposition: from Churchill to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Read Chapter 14: ‘William Hague, 1997-2001'. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      2. Conservatism Under Hague: The Fatal Dilemma - R. Kelly 2001

        Article Essential This is a journal article. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      3. The Conservative Party Leadership Election of 2001 - K. Alderman 2002-7-1

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      4. The Party Didn’t Work: Conservative Reorganisation and Electoral Failure - R. Kelly 2002

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      5. Bandwagon Blues: The Tory Fightback Fails - M. Garnett, P. Lynch 2002

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      6. Labour's second landslide: the British general election 2001 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2002

        Book Essential Read ‘The Conservatives: Running on the Spot’. An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      7. Towards ‘New Conservatives'? - G. Peele 1998

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      8. Empowering the Members or Marketing the Party? The Conservative Reforms of 1998 - J. Lees-Marshment, S. Quayle 2001

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

      9. The Conservative Party and Europe: From Major to Hague - M. Holmes 1998

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for those students tackling Essay No. 5: 'Out of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, who achieved most as Leader of the Conservative Party in the period from 1997 to 2010?'

    5. Major and Thatcher: 16 items
      1. Margaret Thatcher: the authorized biography. Volume one, Not for turning - Charles Moore 2013

        Book Essential An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?' Just use the index for key points. It will take too long to read otherwise.

      2. The free economy and the strong state: the politics of Thatcherism - Andrew Gamble 1994

        Book Essential Excellent on definitions of Thatcherism. A must read for Essay No. 4: 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism'.

      3. Margaret Thatcher: the authorized biography, Volume two: Everything She Wants - Charles Moore 2015

        Book Essential An essential read for those students tackling Essay No. 4 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?' Just use the index for the key points. It will take too long to read the whole book.

      4. Kind of blue: a political memoir - Kenneth Clarke 2016

        Book Recommended Recommended Reading for Essay No. 4: 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      5. An unsuccessful prime minister?: reappraising John Major - Kevin Hickson, Ben Williams 2017

        Book  Recommended Reading for Essay No. 4: 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher in 1990 saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?'

      6. The Major premiership: politics and policies under John Major, 1990-97 - Peter Dorey, ebrary, Inc 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats.

      7. Labour's landslide: the British general election 1997 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 1997

        Book Alternative Read ‘The Conservative Party: Decline and Fall’.

      8. Margaret Thatcher - John Campbell 2000-2003

        Book Essential Useful on the early caution of Thatcher. Use in Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      9. One of us: a biography of Margaret Thatcher - Hugo Young 1993

        Book Essential Critical but fair on Thatcherism. Very useful for Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      10. Accountable to none: the Tory nationalization of Britain - Simon Jenkins 1996

        Book Recommended Highly critical of Thatcher. Useful for Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      11. New labour triumphs: Britain at the polls - Anthony Stephen King c1998

        Book Recommended Read ‘The Conservative Party: ‘In Office But Not in Power’’. Covers John Major in Government from 1990-1997. Useful if focusing on Major for Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      12. Thatcherism and the Conservative Party - P. Whiteley 1994

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      13. ‘THE LADY'S NOT FOR TURNING’ BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST? MARGARET THATCHER AND THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY 1979–89 - Philip Norton 1990

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Very useful if looking at whether the parliamentary Conservative party was actually all that Thatcherite under Thatcher. Use in Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      14. Dancing with dogma: Britain under Thatcherism - Ian Gilmour 1992

        Book Recommended Highly critical of Thatcher from a Tory 'wet' perspective. Very readable. Use in Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      15. Inside right: a study of Conservatism - Ian Gilmour 1978

        Book Alternative

    6. The extra-parliamentary party: 4 items
      1. Wets and Dries Resurgent? Intra-Party Alignments Among Contemporary Conservative Party Members - P. Webb, S. Childs 01/07/2011

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      2. True blues: the politics of Conservative Party membership - Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, J. J. Richardson, MyiLibrary 1994 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Good if focusing on changing attitudes of Conservative members after Thatcher for Essay No. 5. 'The fall from power of Margaret Thatcher saw the demise of Thatcherism.' Did it?

      3. Mass conservatism: the Conservatives and the public since the 1880s - Stuart Ball, Ian Holliday 2002

        Book Alternative

      4. The Bow Group: a history - James Barr 2001

        Book Alternative

  4. Week 6: Why Does the Centre Party Struggle in a Two-Party System? 60 items
    This area will be covered in the final exam.
    1. General: 16 items
      1. Understanding British party politics - Stephen Driver c2011

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 5.

      2. Political parties in the UK - Alistair Clark c2012

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Chapter 5.

      3. Neither left nor right?: the Liberal Democrats and the electorate - Andrew T. Russell, Ed Fieldhouse 2005

        Book  A key read for understanding Liberal Democrat electoral success in the 1990s and early 2000s.

      4. British Liberal leaders - Duncan Brack, Robert Ingham, Tony Little 2015

        Book  Recommended

      5. Peace, reform and liberation - Robert Ingham, Duncan Brack c2011

        Book Recommended Excellent chapter 11 for exam revision on why the Liberal Democrats struggled in the first year of the Coalition with the Conservatives from 2010 to 2011.

      6. The modern British party system - Paul Webb, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read Chapter 3.

      7. A short history of the Liberal Party: the road back to power - Chris Cook, Chris Cook c2010

        Book Alternative

      8. Britain at the polls 2010 - Nicholas Allen, John Bartle 2010

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: ‘Realignment in the Centre: The Liberal Democrats’.

      9. Analysing the Liberal Democrats - R. Grayson 2007

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      10. The Birth and Rebirth of the Liberal Democrats - Matthew Taylor 2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      11. Devolution, Coalitions and the Liberal Democrats: Necessary Evil or Progressive Politics? - A. Holmes 12/05/2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      12. Third party politics since 1945 - John Stevenson 1993

        Book Alternative

      13. Britain's changing party system - L. J. Robins, Hilary Blackmore, Robert Pyper 1994

        Book Alternative Read Chapter 5.

      14. The Anatomy of Liberal Support in Britain, 1974-1997 - A. Russell 2002

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      15. Social Democracy or Social Liberalism? Ideological Sources of Liberal Democrat Policy - R. Grayson 2007

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

    2. Performance at 2015 General Election 9 items
      1. The British general election of 2015 - Philip Cowley, Dennis Kavanagh 2015

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential

      2. From Coalition to Catastrophe: The Electoral Meltdown of the Liberal Democrats - David Cutts, Andrew Russell 09/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article

      3. Performance at 2010 General Election 7 items
        1. The British general election of 2010 - Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley 2010

          Book Recommended Read pp. 96-114. For ‘Cleggmania’ see pp. 164-169.

        2. Yet Another False Dawn? An Examination of the Liberal Democrats’ Performance in the 2010 General Election’ - D. Cutts 2012

          Article Essential This is a journal article. Excellent on why the Liberal Democrats suffer from a 'credibility gap' at general elections.

        3. Political Imagery in the British General Election of 2010: The Curious Case of Nick Clegg - K. Parry, K. Richardson 2011

          Article Recommended This is a journal article.

        4. From Sandals to Suits: Professionalisation, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats - E. Evans, E. Sanderson-Nash 2011

          Article Recommended This is a journal article.

        5. Britain votes 2010 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2010

          Book Recommended Read ‘The Campaign that changed everything and still did not matter? The Liberal Democrat Campaign and Performance’ pp. 107-124.

    3. Performance at 2005 General Election and post-2005: 8 items
      1. Britain decides: the UK general election 2005 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2005

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 5: ‘The Liberal Democrats: Steady Progress or Failure to Seize the Moment?’.

      2. Britain votes 2005 - Pippa Norris, Christopher Wlezien, Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government 2005

        Book Recommended Read ‘The Liberal Democrat Campaign’ pp. 87-100.

      3. Britain at the polls 2005 - John Bartle, Anthony Stephen King c2006

        Book Recommended Read ‘The Liberal Democrats. Fighting on Two Fronts' pp. 215-217.

      4. New Labour, New Protest? How the Liberal Democrats Profited from Blair’s Mistakes - J Curtice 2007

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      5. Meeting the Challenge? The Liberal Democrats’ Policy Review of 2005-2006 - P. Dorey, A. Denham 2007

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      6. “Where We Work We Win”: A Case Study of Local Liberal Democrat Campaigning - David Cutts 10/2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      7. Neither North nor South: The Liberal Democrat Performance in the 2005 General Election - Edward Fieldhouse, David Cutts, Andrew Russell 02/2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

    4. Nick Clegg: 2 items
      1. Nick Clegg: the biography - Chris Bowers c2011

        Book Recommended

      2. Politics: Between the Extremes - Nick Clegg 15 Sept. 2016

        Book Recommended Useful for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.' Also useful for exam.

    5. Ming Campbell: 2 items
      1. Menzies Campbell: my autobiography - Menzies Campbell 2008

        Book Recommended

      2. The 'Caretaker' Cleans Up: The Liberal Democrat Leadership Election of 2006 - A. Denham, P. Dorey 30/11/2006

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

    6. Charles Kennedy: 10 items
      1. Labour's second landslide: the British general election 2001 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2002

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 4: ‘The Liberal Democrats’.

      2. The Liberal Democrat Campaign - D. Denver 2001-10-1

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      3. Is There A Liberal Alternative? Charles Kennedy and the Liberal Democrats’ Strategy - J. Meadowcroft 2000

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      4. The Liberal democrat leadership election of 1999 - K Alderman 2000-4-1

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      5. Revolts and rebellions: parliamentary voting under Blair - Philip Cowley 2002

        Book Alternative Read Chapter 11.

      6. Mr Blair’s Loyal Opposition? The Liberal Democrats in Parliament - P. Cowley 2000

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      7. Labour in Disguise? Liberal Democrat MPs, 1997-2001 - P. Cowley, M. Stuart 2003

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      8. De Facto Veto? The Parliamentary Liberal Democrats - A. Russell 2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      9. Charles Kennedy: a tragic flaw - Greg Hurst c2006

        Book Alternative

      10. Liberal Democrat Leadership: The Cases of Ashdown and Kennedy - D. Brack 2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

    7. Paddy Ashdown: 6 items
      1. Identifying an Attitudinal Heartland of Liberal Democrat Support in the 1997 General Election - A. Russell, E. Fieldhouse 2000

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      2. Ending Equidistance - A. Leanman 1998

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

      3. The Liberal Democrat Campaign 1997 - HUGH BERRINGTON 1997

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      4. British elections and parties yearbook - Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties in Britain (Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom) 1992-1996

        Book Alternative Read L Bennie et al (1995), ‘Liberal, Social Democrat or Liberal Democrat?’.

      5. Latent Liberalism?: Sympathy and Support for the Liberal Democrats at the 1997 British General Election - E. Fieldhouse, A. Russell 01/11/2001

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      6. The Ashdown diaries - Paddy Ashdown 2001-2002

        Book Alternative Read 'Volume 1: 1988-1997'.

    8. Background: 7 items
      1. SDP: the birth, life and death of the Social Democratic Party - Ivor Crewe, Anthony Stephen King 1995

        Book Recommended

      2. Breaking the mould?: the birth and prospects of the Social Democratic Party - Ian C. Bradley 1981

        Book Alternative

      3. A short history of the Liberal Party: the road back to power - Chris Cook, Chris Cook c2010

        Book Alternative

      4. Liberal Party politics - Vernon Bogdanor, Social Science Research Council (Great Britain) 1983

        Book Alternative

      5. The Liberal Democrats in Historical Perspective - Vernon Bogdanor 2007

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

      6. Liberal Party politics in Britain - Arthur I. Cyr 1977

        Book Alternative

  5. Week 7: Coalition Politics, 2010-2015 27 items
    1. General: 3 items
      1. The British general election of 2010 - Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley 2010

        Book Essential Read pp. 204-227. Excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      2. Britain votes 2010 - Andrew Geddes, Jonathan Tonge 2010

        Book Essential Read ‘Five Days in May: A New Political Order Emerges' pp. 25-40. Excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      3. The third man: life at the heart of New Labour - Peter Mandelson 2010

        Book Recommended Read pp.539-554. Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

    2. The Making of the Coalition in May 2010 13 items
      1. Britain at the polls 2010 - Nicholas Allen, John Bartle 2010

        Book Essential Read Chapter 9: ‘The Politics of Coalition' by Philip Norton. Excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      2. Explaining Cameron's coalition: how it came about : an analysis of the 2010 British General Election - Robert M. Worcester c2011

        Book Recommended Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      3. Britain at the polls 2010 - Nicholas Allen, John Bartle 2010

        Book  Read Chapter 3: ‘Realignment in the Centre: The Liberal Democrats'.

      4. The Cameron-Clegg government: coalition politics in an age of austerity - Simon Lee, Matt Beech, MyiLibrary 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read Chapter 3: ‘The Formation of the Coalition’. Excellent chapter by M. Stuart, excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      5. Developments in British politics 9 - Richard Heffernan, Philip Cowley, Colin Hay 2011

        Book Essential Read Chapter 6: ‘British Parties and the British Party System'. Very good on Coalition Building Theory and Excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      6. Nick Clegg: the biography - Chris Bowers c2011

        Book Recommended Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      7. Coalition: Soon people will be asking 'who the hell is running this country? | Daily Mail Online

        Webpage Recommended For David Laws’ diary account of the coalition talks, see the serialisation of his book, 22 Days in May in the Daily Mail online. Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      8. David Laws' Coalition diaries: Who wants to be George Osborne's axeman? I DO! | Daily Mail Online

        Webpage Recommended For David Laws’ diary account of the coalition talks, see the serialisation of his book, 22 Days in May in the Daily Mail online. Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      9. The Road Not yet Taken and the “Bad Faith” Thesis: Why a Liberal Democrat-Labour Coalition Never Happened in May 2010 - B. Jones 2013

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Excellent for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      10. 5 days in May: the coalition and beyond - Andrew Adonis 2013

        Book Recommended Good for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      11. Breaking the Mould: Forming and Maintaining the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition - D. Hough 2011

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Excellent for exam revision on why the Conservatives performed better in the Coalition than the Liberal Democrats.

      12. I don’t agree with Nick: Retrodicting the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition - T. Bale 2011

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

      13. Reluctant Coalitionists: The Conservative Party and the Establishment of the Coalition Government in May 2010 - S. Evans 2012

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay No. 6: 'Explain why the Liberal Democrats entered into a Coalition with the Conservatives rather than Labour in May 2010.'

    3. Conservative and Liberal Democrat Fortunes in the Coalition 11 items
      1. The Coalition effect, 2010-2015 - Anthony Seldon, Mike Finn, Illias Thoms 2015

        Book Essential Read pp. 467-491 (Norton) for the Conservatives in the Coalition and pp. 492-519 (Finn) for the Liberal Democrats.

      2. The politics of coalition: how the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government works - Robert Hazell, Ben Yong 2012

        Book Essential

      3. In it together: the inside story of the coalition government - Matthew D'Ancona 2013

        Book Essential

      4. Ministerial Selection and Portfolio Allocation in the Cameron Government - T. Heppell 01/01/2014

        Article Essential This is a journal article.

      5. Cameron as Prime Minister: The Intra-Executive Politics of Britain's Coalition Government - M. Bennister, R. Heffernan 01/10/2012

        Article Recommended This is a journal article.

  6. Week 8: Explaining the Result of the 2016 European Referendum and its Impact on British Political Parties 16 items
    This area will be covered in the final exam.
    1. All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class - Tim Shipman 3 Nov. 2016

      Book Essential Essential for January 2018 Exam Revision

    2. Brexit: why Britain voted to leave the European Union - Harold D. Clarke, Matthew J. Goodwin, Paul Whiteley 2017

      Book Essential Essential Reading for January 2018 Final Exam

    3. The Brexit club: the inside story of the leave campaign's shock victory - Owen Bennett 2016

      Book Recommended Recommended for January 2018 exam revision.

    4. How to lose a referendum: the definitive story of why the UK voted for Brexit - Jason Farrell, Paul Goldsmith 2017

      Book Recommended Recommended for January 2018 Exam Revision

    5. How to lose a referendum: the definitive story of why the UK voted for Brexit - Jason Farrell, Paul Goldsmith 2017

      Book Essential Essential revision material for January 2018 exam.

    6. Why the UK voted for Brexit: David Cameron's great miscalculation - Andrew Glencross 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Essential revision material for final exam in January 2018.

    7. The 2016 Referendum, Brexit and the Left Behind: An Aggregate-level Analysis of the Result - Matthew J. Goodwin, Oliver Heath 07/2016

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential revision material for final exam in January 2018.

    8. Taking back control? Investigating the role of immigration in the 2016 vote for Brexit - Matthew Goodwin, Caitlin Milazzo 08/2017

      Article Essential This a journal article. Essential revision material for January 2018 exam.

    9. Hard Evidence: how areas with low immigration voted mainly for Brexit - Chris Lawton July 8, 2016 9.39am BST

      Article Recommended This is a webpage.

    10. Understanding the Leave Vote

      Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for the final exam in January 2018.

    11. The road to somewhere: the populist revolt and the future of politics - David Goodhart 2017

      Book Recommended Recommended exam revision material for final exam in January 2018.

  7. Week 9: The Electoral Rise and Fall of UKIP 17 items
    1. UKIP: inside the campaign to redraw the map of British politics - Matthew Goodwin, Caitlin Milazzo 2015

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    2. Revolt on the right: explaining support for the radical right in Britain - Robert Anthony Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin, MyiLibrary 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Essential for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    3. Immigration, Issue Ownership and the Rise of UKIP - James Dennison, Matthew Goodwin 09/2015

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Essay No.7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    4. Defeat of the People's Army? The 2015 British general election and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) - David Cutts, Matthew Goodwin, Caitlin Milazzo 08/2017

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential Reading for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    5. Reworking the Eurosceptic and Conservative Traditions into a Populist Narra... 2015

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential Reading for Essay No. 7: Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?

    6. Working Class Votes and Conservative Losses: Solving the UKIP Puzzle - G. Evans, J. Mellon 17/04/2015

      Article Essential Essential for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    7. Different Class? UKIP's Social Base and Political Impact: A Reply to Evans and Mellon - R. Ford, M. J. Goodwin 17/04/2015

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    8. Class, Electoral Geography and the Future of UKIP: Labour's Secret Weapon? - J. Mellon, G. Evans 17/04/2015

      Article Essential Essential for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    9. Detailed 5 items
      1. Notts Politics Blog post on UKIP

        Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      2. White face, blue collar, grey hair: the 'left behind' voters only Ukip understands | Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford | Comment is free | The Guardian

        Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      3. White, blue-collar, grey-haired rebels » The Spectator

        Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      4. The pinstriped proletarian | The Economist

        Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      5. Farage has made Ukip, not Labour, Britain’s most working-class party - Comment - Voices - The Independent

        Webpage Recommended This is a webpage. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

    10. Detailed: 4 items
      1. The UK Independence Party: Understanding a Niche Party's Strategy, Candidates and Supporters - P. Lynch, R. Whitaker, G. Loomes 01/10/2012

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      2. Strategic Eurosceptics and polite xenophobes: Support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in the 2009 European Parliament elections - ROBERT FORD, MATTHEW J. GOODWIN, DAVID CUTTS 03/2012

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      3. The dilemmas of a single‐issue party – The UK Independence Party - Simon Usherwood 09/2008

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

      4. Towards the Mainstream? UKIP and the 2009 Elections to the European Parliament - Richard Hayton 02/2010

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Essay No. 7: 'Why did the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) fail to convert votes into seats at the 2015 General Election?'

  8. Week 10: The Electoral Rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) 29 items
    1. Understanding British party politics - Stephen Driver c2011

      Book Essential Background reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'. See chapter 8.

    2. Political parties in the UK - Alistair Clark c2012

      Book Essential Background reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'. See pp. 129-132.

    3. The modern British party system - Paul Webb 2000

      Book Essential Essential reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'. See chapter 1 on nationalism and chapter 2 on dealignment and valence politics.

    4. Political choice in Britain - Harold D. Clarke 2004

      Book Essential Explains the importance of valence politics in determining how voters behave.

    5. Political choice in Britain - Harold D. Clarke, Oxford University Press 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential This is an ebook. Explains the importance of valence politics. Essential reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    6. The decline of class voting in Britain: changes in the basis of electoral choice, 1964-1983 - Mark N. Franklin 1985

      Book Recommended Explains how the decline of class voting aided parties such as the SNP. Recommended reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    7. Devolution in the UK - James Mitchell 2009

      Book Recommended Explains the devolution arrangements in the UK following the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Recommended for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    8. Devolution in the United Kingdom - Vernon Bogdanor 2001

      Book Recommended Explains the devolution arrangements in the UK following the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Recommended for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    9. Project Fear: how an unlikely alliance left a kingdom united but a country divided - Joe Pike 2015

      Book Essential Chapter 14 and 15 explain why the SNP did so well in the 2015 Westminster General Election. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    10. The Scottish National Party: transition to power - James Mitchell, Lynn G. Bennie, Robert Johns, Oxford University Press 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential This is an ebook. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    11. The modern SNP: from protest to power - Gerry Hassan, ebrary, Inc c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential This is an ebook. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    12. How Scotland votes: Scottish parties and elections - Lynn G. Bennie, Jack Brand, James Mitchell 1997

      Book Recommended Explains how Scots tended to vote in the Thatcher period, 1979-1990. Recommended reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    13. The strange death of Labour Scotland - Gerry Hassan, Eric Shaw, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Explains how Scotland came to have a Parliament. Recommended Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    14. Whatever happened to Tory Scotland? - David Torrance, MyiLibrary c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended This is an ebook. Explains why the Scottish Conservatives performed so poorly at elections North of the Border. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    15. Scotland decides: the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum - D. T. Denver 2000

      Book Recommended Chapters 1 and 2 explore the reasons behind the rise of Scottish Nationalism. Recommended reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    16. The Scottish electorate: the 1997 general election and beyond - Alice Brown 1999

      Book Alternative

    17. Understanding Scotland: the sociology of a stateless nation - David McCrone 1992

      Book Alternative

    18. British elections and parties yearbook - Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties in Britain (Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom) 1992-1996

      Journal Alternative

    19. ‘Valence Politics’: How Britain Votes Now - David Denver 05/2005

      Article Recommended A short but useful review of Clarke et al's (2004) work, Political Choice in Britain. Explains valence politics very well. Recommended reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    20. Scotland's Progressive Dilemma - David Torrance 01/2017

      Article Recommended

    21. Party elites and the search for credibility: Plaid Cymru and the SNP as new parties of government - Craig McAngus 08/2016

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    22. Scotland Out the Union? The Rise and Rise of the Nationalist Agenda - DAVID McCRONE 01/2012

      Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    23. Constitution or Competence? the SNP's Re-Election in 2011 - Robert Johns, James Mitchell, Christopher J. Carman 04/2013

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Explains the importance of valence politics brilliantly. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    24. Party over Policy? Scottish Nationalism and the Politics of Independence - MURRAY STEWART LEITH, MARTIN STEVEN 04/2010

      Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    25. Valence Politics in Scotland: Towards an Explanation of the 2007 Election - Robert Johns, James Mitchell, David Denver, Charles Pattie 03/2009

      Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential Reading for Essay No. 8: 'Explain the Electoral Rise of the SNP at both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster General Elections from 2007 to 2015'.

    26. Social Constituency and Ideological Profile: Scottish Nationalism in the 1990s - Jack Brand, James Mitchell, Paula Surridge 12/1994

      Article Recommended

  9. Week 11: Where Should Power Lie in Relation to Leadership Election Contests: Top-down or Bottom-up? 20 items
    This area will be covered in the final exam.
    1. Leadership Election and Selection 20 items
      1. Electing and ejecting party leaders in Britain - Thomas Quinn 2012

        Book  Essential for Exam Revision.

      2. Leadership, Loyalty and the Rise of Jeremy Corbyn - Steve Richards 01/2016

        Article Essential Essential for Exam Revision.

      3. Corbyn as an Organisational Phenomenon: A Response to Steve Richards - Meg Russell 01/2016

        Article Essential Essential For Exam Revision.

      4. A Wider Range of Friends: Multi-speed Organising during the 2015 Labour Leadership Contest - Jessica Garland 12/2015

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Exam Revision.

      5. Beyond party members: changing approaches to partisan mobilization - Susan E. Scarrow, Oxford University Press 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Essential for exam revision on party leadership contests and the growing importance of parties seeking supporters rather than members.

      6. Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain * Prime Ministers in Power: Political Leadership in Britain and Australia - T. Heppell 01/04/2014

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for exam revision.

      7. From Ted to Ed: Electing British Party Leaders - Andrew Denham 2012

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for exam revision.

      8. Brothers all? The Operation of the Electoral College in the 2010 Labour Leadership Contest - H. Pemberton, M. Wickham-Jones 01/10/2013

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Exam Revision.

      9. From coronations to close encounters: Party leadership selection in British politics - Denham, Andrew 2013

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Exam Revision.

      10. Democratising Conservative leadership selection: from grey suits to grass roots - Andrew Denham, Kieron O'Hara 2008

        Book Essential Essential for Exam Revision.

      11. Far From Home: Conservative Leadership Selection from Heath to Cameron - Andrew Denham 2009

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Exam Revision.

      12. Choosing the Tory leader: Conservative Party leadership elections from Heath to Cameron - Timothy Heppell, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Essential for Exam Revision.

      13. Choosing the Labour leader: Labour Party leadership elections from Wilson to Brown - Timothy Heppell, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  This is an eBook but it is also available in other formats. Essential for Exam Revision.

      14. Transcending Thatcherism? Ideology and the Conservative Party Leadership Mandate of David Cameron - Timothy Heppell, M. Hill 2009

        Article Recommended This is a journal article. Recommended for Exam Revision.

      15. Choosing a leader: party leadership contests in Britain from Macmillan to Blair - Leonard P. Stark 1996

        Book Essential Essential for Exam Revision.

      16. Leasehold or Freehold? Leader-Eviction Rules in the British Conservative and Labour Parties - Thomas Quinn 12/2005

        Article Essential This is a journal article. Essential for Exam Revision

      17. Democratizing Party Leadership Selection - L. LeDuc 01/05/2001

        Article Alternative This is a journal article.

  10. Exam Revision Material on the 2017 General Election 10 items
    This area will be covered in the final exam in January 2018.
    1. Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election 28 Sept. 2017

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential reading if you want to tackle any exam question in this area. Students may wish to purchase this book.

    2. The Politics of the Labour Manifesto - Ben Jackson 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    3. The 2017 General Election, Brexit and the Return to Two-Party Politics: An Aggregate-Level Analysis of the Result - Oliver Heath, Matthew Goodwin 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    4. Tilting Towards the Cosmopolitan Axis? Political Change in England and the 2017 General Election - Will Jennings, Gerry Stoker 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    5. 2017: The Election of the Trojan Horses - Vernon Bogdanor 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    6. After the Landslide: Scotland still Marches to a Different Politics, only Slightly Less so - Gerry Hassan 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    7. In the Shadow of the Referendums - Ross Mckibbin 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    8. Why Social Media May Have Won the 2017 General Election - Helen Margetts 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    9. It's Still the 2008 Crash - Helen Thompson 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

    10. Where Next for Labour? - Andrew Harrop 07/2017

      Article Essential Essential reading for final exam in January 2018.

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