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

Senior Lecturer in British Politics Politics

Research

Research Projects

I am a specialist in British Politics, governance, leadership, and institutions. My particular focus is on political communiction and voting behavour(s) on which I have written and/or edited a number of books and journal articles.

My most recent book looked at Choosing Party Leaders: Britain's Labour and Conservative Party Compared (written with Peter Dorey (Cardiff) and Andrew Denham (Nottingham)); also I have co-edited (with Timothy Heppell, Leeds) a new project on the legacy of Edward Heath entitled Policies and Politics Under Prime Minister Edward Heath and his significance on British conservatism and Conservative Party politics more broadly; I am currently also working on a study on the legacy of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party; and I have also recently published co-authored articles (with Heppell and David Jeffery) in Parliamentary Affairs, British Politics, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, amongst others listed below.

My research interest in political communication seeks to look at how the language used by politicians informs the health of a liberal democratic society. 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.

Along with Heppell and Jeffery, I have also produced a series of quantitative studies on MPs voting behaviour in the House of Commons which have examined issues such as attitudes towards international aid; Brexit; leadership preference(s).

Also I have appeared on BBC Television, Radio, and contributed to articles in national & international (US & European) press outlets. In the department I am also a member of the 'Government, Parties and Elections' research cluster.

I am especially enthusiastic to supervise promising doctoral candidates on any of the areas outlined above. I have recently co-supervised (with Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg) a candidate (Steven Daniels) who was researching trade unionism, the miners, statecraft, & Thatcherism to completion without amendments. Should you be interested in me supervising a project please visit the department page on doctoral research and do not hesitate to email me in the first instance.

Click here to visit my ResearchGate page, and click here for my GoogleScholar.

ORCID: 0000-0002-6878-5030.

Select Journal Articles

(2020, with David Jeffery and Timothy Heppell) 'The Conservative Party Leadership Election of 2019', Parliamentary Affairs (forthcoming).
(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, 34 (2), pp. 204-27.
(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, 90 (2), 310-13.
(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, 71 (2), pp. 263-82.
(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, 28 (3), 361-79.
(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, 55 (4), pp. 762-78.
(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, 19 (4), pp. 895-909.
(2017) 'Transforming Labour: The 'New' Labour Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn', Political Insight, 8 (2), pp. 26-29.
(2017, with Stuart McAnulla) 'The Rhetoric of Alex Salmond and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum', British Politics, 12, pp. 473-91.
(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, 12 (2), pp. 231-49.
(2015, with Kevin Theakston) ‘Doing God in Number 10’: British prime ministers, religion and political rhetoric’, Politics and Religion, 8 (1), pp.155-77.
(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. 116-29.
(2014) ‘A Discussion of Rhetoric in Harold Wilson’s White Heat Speech’, Renewal Journal of Social Democracy, 22 (3-4), pp. 128-34
(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. 207-18.
(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.

Books and Chapters

Select Books

(2021, with Timothy Heppell) Policies and Politics Under Edward Heath, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2021) The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, Newcastle: Columbia University Press/Agenda Books (under contract).
(2020, with Andrew Denham and Peter Dorey) Choosing Party Leaders: Britain's Conservatives and Labour Compared, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
(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

(2021) 'Who Governs? The General Election Defeats of 1974' in Roe-Crines, A & Heppell, T. (eds), Policies and Politics Under Edward Heath, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2020) 'Margaret Thatcher and the Rhetorical Road to Brexit' in Mullen, A., Farrall, S & Jeffery, D. (eds), Thatcherism in the 21st Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(2020) 'The Rhetorical Portrayal of Public Servants' in Sullivan, H & Dickinson, H. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant', Basingstoke: Palgrave.
(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.

Research Collaborations

Prof Peter Dorey

Project: Choosing Party Leaders: Britain's Conservatives and Labour Compared
External: Cardiff University

Co-author

Prof Kevin Theakston

Project: ‘Doing God in Number 10’: British prime ministers, religion and political rhetoric
External: University of Leeds

Co-author

Prof David Dolowitz

Project: The Oratory of Donald Trump
Internal

Co-author

Prof Robert Lehrman

Project: The Oratory of Barack Obama
External: American University, Washington

Co-author

Dr Timothy Heppell

Project: Ongoing projects on ideological divisions within British political parties
External: University of Leeds

Co-author

Dr David Jeffery

Project: Ongoing projects on ideological divisions within British political parties
Internal

Co-author

Dr Richard Hayton

Project: Labour/Conservative Orator Projects
External: University of Leeds

Co-Editor

Dr David S Moon

Project: Democratic Orators
External: University of Bath

Co-Editor

Dr Sophia Hatzisavvidou

Project: Republican Orators
External: University of Bath

Co-Editor

Dr Andrew Denham

Project: Choosing Party Leaders: Britain's Conservatives and Labour Compared
External: University of Nottingham

Co-author

Dr Stuart McAnulla

Project: The Rhetoric of Alex Salmond and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum
External: University of Leeds

Co-author