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About this Fellow

Political Studies



Current post

  • Formerly Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford; Honorary Distinguished Professor, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University; Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Contemporary History and Politics, University of Salford, 1978 - 1991
  • Professor of Politics, The University of Sheffield, 1991 - 1996
  • Principal, Mansfield College University of Oxford, 1996
  • formerly Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford; Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Oxford, Mansfield College University of Oxford, 1996 - 2003


The Progressive Dilemma 1990 (first edition); 1999 (second edition)

Decline of the Public 2004

The End of the West 2011

mammon's kindom hb 2014, pb 2015

Ramsay Macdonald 1977

The unprincipled society 1988

Britain since 1918 2008

Other Political Studies: Political Theory, Government and International Relations Fellows

Professor Vivienne Shue

Chinese politics and society in the 20th and 21st centuries; political economy of development, institutions and practices of the state, local governance, and patterns of state-society interaction

Professor Jonathan Haslam

History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.

Professor Richard English

Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism

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