Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Citizens, customers, politicians, professionals and money men

The Political Quarterly Annual Lecture given by Colin Crouch on 19 January 2016 at the Institute for Government.
Two disturbing stories in late 2015 - the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal and the news that some NHS trusts had been giving general practitioners financial incentives not to send patients to hospitals for tests - seemed to come from quite different parts of the human capacity for wickedness. But both are products of the same neoliberal insistence that financial knowledge should trump all other kinds. You can see the lecture in full here.


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Special Issues Proposals

Deadlines: 31 March and 31 August
Political Quarterly welcomes proposals for special issues and special sections of the journal, and for events which promote the journal and publicise recent or forthcoming articles. PQ aims to promote debate and publish articles on issues of politics and public policy that are authoritative, informed by expertise and academic insight, challenging, intellectually demanding and innovative. Proposals should indicate how they will conform to these aims.
Funding is available for workshops, seminars and small conferences related to special issues and sections. Amounts between £500 and £3000 may be applied for, to cover travel costs, room bookings and hospitality, and speaker honoraria. Applicants should note that fees of £200-£400 are also paid to authors of accepted articles and editors of special issues.
Read more here.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

PQ's new co-editor

After many capable and successful years of Tony Wright at the PQ helm, Tony has left his role as co-editor for pastures new and we wish him well for his "retirement".

We are delighted to welcome Ben Jackson as new co-editor. Ben will be working with Deborah Mabbett and will continue the sterling work carried out by Tony, Andrew Gamble and Michael Jacobs.

Ben is Associate Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of University College. He is a historian of modern Britain, with particular interests in labour history, political thought, and the history of social and economic policy. He is the author of Equality and the British Left (Manchester, 2007) and co-editor of Making Thatcher's Britain (Cambridge, 2012). His current research focuses on the rise of the neo-liberal right and Thatcherism; on the political thought of British socialism and liberalism; and on the history and politics of Scottish nationalism. Prior to becoming the Co-Editor of Political Quarterly, he was the Editor of Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy between 2012 and 2015.