Publications

In addition to the list below, I also have an academia.edu page with information on my current research and publications. Find it here. In addition to the articles and papers below, I also have a number of papers under review or forthcoming. Please contact me for details about these.

Journal Articles

(2017) ‘A Recipe for Impact? Exploring knowledge requirements in the UK Parliament and beyond’, Evidence and Policy. Co-authors: K. Dommett and B. Prosser. Early view available here.

(2014) ‘The Silent Revolution: A political history of the politics of patronage and reform’, Contemporary British History 28:1, pp.24-55. Co-authored with M. Flinders. Available here.

Book chapters

[Forthcoming] (2017) ‘Democracy: The main challenges’, in K. Larres and R. Wittlinger (eds.) Understanding Global Politics: Actors and themes in international affairs, London: Routledge. Co-author: M. Flinders.

[Forthcoming] (2017) ‘Supporting Members’, in C. Leston-Bandeira and L. Thompson (eds.) Exploring Parliament, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Co-author: Jessica Mulley.

[Forthcoming] (2017) ‘The Sociology of Parliaments – a British Perspective’, in J. Brichzin, D. Krichewsky, L. Ringel and J. Schank (eds.) The Sociology of Parliaments. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Co-author: R.A.W. Rhodes.

Conference Papers

(2016) ‘The Health of Democracy Recast: The politics of mental health and the mental health of politicians’, paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference at the University of Nottingham, 26-28 April. Co-authored with M. Flinders and A. Weinberg.

(2016) ‘Interpreting Parliament, but how? Towards an interpretive analysis of parliamentary select committees’, paper presented at Speaking in Parliament: History, Politics, Rhetoric at Queen Mary, University of London, 06-07 April 2016. Available here.

(2016) ‘Taking Evidence: Witnesses and the evidence-gathering process of select committees in the House of Commons’, paper presented to the Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Brighton, 21-23 March 2016. Available here.

(2015) ‘Hidden Servants: Parliamentary staff in select committees of the UK House of Commons’, paper presented to the Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Sheffield, 31 March-02 April 2015. Please contact me for a draft.

(2014) ‘Interpreting Parliament, but how? An assessment of the value of participant observation in parliamentary research’, paper presented to the Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Manchester, 14-16 April 2014. Available here.

(2014) ‘Posing a Dilemma for Dilemmas: Where do they come from and why do they matter?’, paper presented to the Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Manchester, 14-16 April 2014. Available here.

Book Reviews

[Forthcoming] (2017) ‘Book Review: Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy’, Political Studies Review 15:3.

(2016) ‘Book Review: How To Be a Minister’, Political Studies Review 14:1, pp.114-5.