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Dr Andrew Roe-Crines BA, PhD, FHEA, FRHistS

Senior Lecturer in British Politics Politics

Research

Research Interest

My research deconstructs political language and how it informs the health of political discourse. I do this by applying classical theories of political oratory and rhetoric upon contemporary British political leaders and concepts. This enables me to produce original research across a number of subfields which include Parliamentary behaviour, Conservative Party politics, Labour Party politics and the study of political ideology.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-6878-5030.

Select Journal Articles

(2020, with Timothy Heppell and David Jeffery) 'Theresa May and the Conservative Party Leadership Confidence Motion of 2018: Analysing the voting behaviour of Conservative parliamentarians', British Politics, on early view.
(2019, with Timothy Heppell) 'Legitimising Euroscepticism? The construction, delivery and significance of the Bruges Speech', Contemporary British History, on early view.
(2019) Boris Johnson and the Future of British Conservatism, Political Insight,10 (3), pp. 4-6.
(2019) Improving Democratic Discourse in UK General Election and Referendum Campaigns, Political Quarterly, on early view.
(2018, with David Jeffery, Richard Hayton, Timothy Heppell) 'The Conservative Party leadership election of 2016: An analysis of the voting motivations of Conservative Parliamentarians', Parliamentary Affairs, on early view.
(2018, with Timothy Heppell and David Jeffery) 'The British Labour Party and the Leadership Election Mandate(s) of Jeremy Corbyn: Patterns of Opinion and Opposition within the Parliamentary Labour Party', Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties', forthcoming.
(2017, with Timothy Heppell and David Jeffery) 'The United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership: The Voting of Conservative Parliamentarians', Journal of Common Market Studies, on early view.
(2017, with Timothy Heppell and David Jeffery), 'The United Kingdom Government and the 0.7 Percent International Aid Target: Factors influencing attitudes amongst Conservative Parliamentarians', British Journal of Politics and International Relations, on early view.
(2017) 'Transforming Labour: The 'New' Labour Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn', Political Insight, forthcoming.
(2017, with Stuart McAnulla) 'The Rhetoric of Alex Salmond and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum', British Politics, on early view.
(2016, with Timothy Heppell) 'Conservative ministers in the coalition government of 2010-15: evidence of bias in the ministerial selections of David Cameron?', Journal of Legislative Studies, 22 (3), pp. 385-403.
(2016, with Timothy Heppell) 'Rhetorical Style and Issue Emphasis within the Conference Speeches of UKIP’s Nigel Farage 2010-2014', British Politics, on early view.
(2015, with Kevin Theakston) ‘Doing God in Number 10’: British prime ministers, religion and political rhetoric’, Politics and Religion, 8 (1), pp.155-177.
(2015) 'Reforming Labour: The Labour Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn', Political Insight, 6 (3), pp. 4-7
(2015, with Timothy Heppell and Michael Hill) ‘Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood Speech: A Rhetorical Political Analysis’, British Politics 11, pp. 72-94.
(2015) ‘The epideictic oratory of Barack Obama’, Global Discourse, 5 (4), pp. 616-618.
(2014) 'The rhetoric of neoliberalism in the politics of crisis', Global Discourse, 5 (1), pp. 116-129.
(2014) ‘A Discussion of Rhetoric in Harold Wilson’s White Heat Speech’, Renewal Journal of Social Democracy, 22 (3-4), pp. 128-134
(2013) 'Why did Boris Johnson win the 2012 Mayoral election?', Public Policy and Administration Research, 3 (9), pp. 1-7.
(2013) ‘Rhetoric and the Coalition: Governing in the National Interest?’ Representation, 49 (2), pp. 207-218.
(2013) ‘An Analysis of George Galloway’s Oratorical and Rhetorical Impact’, Politics, 33 (2), pp. 81-90.
(2012, with Jamie Halsall) 'Remoulding Welfare Britain: The Philosophy of the Big Society in Cameron's Britain', Public Policy and Administrative Research', 2 (7).
(2011, with Timothy Heppell) ‘How Michael Foot won the Labour Party leadership’, Political Quarterly, 82 (1), pp.81-94.
(2010, with Timothy Heppell) ‘Ideological alignments within the parliamentary Labour Party and the leadership election of 1976’, British Politics, 5 (1), pp.65-91.

Select Books / Chapters & Events

Select Books

(2020) The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, Newcastle: Agenda Books (under contract).
(2020, with Andrew Denham and Peter Dorey) Choosing Party Leaders: Britain's Conservatives and Labour Compared, Manchester: Manchester University Press (forthcoming)
(2017, with Sophia Hatzisavvidou) Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Donald Trump, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2016, with Timothy Heppell and Peter Dorey) The Rhetoric and Oratory of Margaret Thatcher, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2016, with Kevin Hickson) Harold Wilson: The Unprincipled Prime Minister? London: Biteback.
(2016, with David S Moon and Robert Lehrman) Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2015, with Richard Hayton) Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Commissioned through the ‘New Perspectives on the Right’ series.
(2015, with Richard Hayton) Labour Orators from Bevan to Miliband, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Select Chapters

(2020) 'The Rhetorical Portrayal of Public Servants' in Sullivan, H & Dickinson, H. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant', Basingstoke: Palgrave (forthcoming).
(2018, with David Dolowitz) 'The Oratory of Donald Trump' in Crines, A. & Hatzisavvidou, S. (eds), Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2017, with Stuart McAnulla) 'The Rhetorical Personas of George Galloway and Tommy Sheridan', Atkins, J. & Gaffney, J. (eds.) Voices of the Left, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2016) 'The Rhetoric of the EU Referendum Campaign', Jackson, D., Thompson, E., Wring, D (eds.) EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign', PSA/CCRICC/CSJCC Report.
(2016) 'Harold Wilson as Orator', Crines A. and Hickson, K (eds.), Harold Wilson: The Unprincipled Prime Minister?, London: Biteback.
(2016, with Robert Lehrman) ‘The oratory of Barack Obama’ in Crines, A., Moon, D., and Lehrman, R. (eds.), Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2015) ‘The oratory of Ed Miliband’ in Crines, A. and Hayton, R. (eds.), Labour Orators from Bevan to Miliband, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
(2015, with Keith Laybourn) ‘The oratory of Aneurin Bevan’ in Crines, A. and Hayton, R. (eds.), Labour Orators from Bevan to Miliband, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
(2014) ‘Spitting Image and Political British Comedy’, in Atkins, J., Finlayson, A., Martin, J., Turnbull, N. (eds.), Rhetoric in British Politics and Society, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Organised Events

(with David Jeffery & Bruce Gibson) Ancient Rhetoric and Contemporary Society, University of Liverpool, 13 September 2019.
A re-evaluation of the leadership of Edward Heath, University of Liverpool, 11 July 2018.
Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump - University of Liverpool, 3 November 2016.
Roundtable on Oratory in British Party Politics, Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Sheffield, April 2015.
Panel on Conservative Rhetoric and American Grassroot Movements, Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Sheffield, April 2015
(with David S Moon) Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama – University of Bath, 4 April 2014.
(with Richard Hayton) Conservative Orators from Stanley Baldwin to David Cameron – University of Huddersfield, 9 November 2012.
(with Richard Hayton) Labour Orators from Aneurin Bevan to Gordon Brown – University of Huddersfield, 9 November 2011.