Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3277: Developments in British Politics: Institutions and Behaviour

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Readings include:

-          John, P. 2022. British Politics: An Analytical Approach. OUP.

-          Smith, M. J. 2015. From Consensus to Conflict: Thatcher and the Transformation of Politics. British Politics, 10(1), 64-78

-          Pattie, C. and Johnston, R. 2017. Sticking to the Union? Nationalism, inequality and political disaffection and the geography of Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum. Regional & Federal Studies 27(1), 83-96

-          Sobolewska, M. and Ford, R., 2020. Brexitland: Identity, diversity and the reshaping of British politics. Cambridge University Press

-          Mellon, J. et al. 2018. Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election. Parliamentary Affairs 71(4), 719–737

-          Walker, R. 2022. Boris Johnson: the moral case for government resignations in July 2022. British Politics

-          Jeffery, D., Heppell, T. and Roe-Crines, A. 2022. The Conservative Party Leadership Election of 2019: An Analysis of the Voting Motivations of Conservative Parliamentarians. Parliamentary Affairs 75(1), 113–134

-          James, T.S. and Clark, A., 2020. Electoral integrity, voter fraud and voter ID in polling stations: lessons from English local elections. Policy Studies 41(2-3), pp.190-209

-          Dunleavy, P et al. (eds.) 2018. The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit. LSE Press