Professor Mark Wickham-Jones

Professor Mark Wickham-Jones

Professor Mark Wickham-Jones
Professor of Political Science

2.7 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 8828

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

I studied Economics and Politics as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh, before  moving to the University of Manchester for my PhD. I taught briefly at the University of Leeds before coming to Bristol in 1989. I have been a Professor since 2007.


My central research interest lies in labour politics and social democracy. My focus is on the development of the British Labour party since 1945. I am especially interested in the party’s relationships with other social democratic parties and its attitude to the wider world, particularly towards Europe.

I am also interested in the evolution of the party's policy commitments since 1983, the changes to its organisational structure, and the nature of its electoral outlook.


My teaching interests are in political science, rational choice theory and Labour Party politics.

Key publications

  1. Wickham-Jones, M, 2007, The Future of Socialism and New Labour: An Appraisal’. Political Quarterly, vol 78 (2)., pp. 224 - 240
  2. Squires, J & Wickham-Jones, M, 2004, ‘New Labour, Gender Mainstreaming and the Women and Equality Unit’. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol 6 (1)., pp. 81 - 98
  3. Wickham-Jones, M, 2004, ‘The New Left’. in: R Plant, M Beech, K Hickson (eds) The Struggle for Labour's Soul: understanding Labour's political thought since 1945. Routledge, pp. 24 - 46
  4. Wickham-Jones, M, 2003, ‘The Anderson-Nairn Thesis’. in: J Callaghan, S Fielding, S Ludlam (eds) Interpreting the Labour Party. Manchester University Press, pp. 86 - 100
  5. Wickham-Jones, M, 2003, ‘From Reformism to Resignation and Remedialism? Labour's trajectory through British politics’. in: EC Hargrove (eds) The Future of the Democratic Left in Industrial Societies. Penn State University Press, pp. 26 - 45

Latest publications

  1. Wickham-Jones, M, 2018, ‘Whatever Happened to Party Government?: Controversies in American Political Science’. University of Michigan Press
  2. Johnston, R, Wickham-Jones, M, Pattie, C, Cutts, D & Pemberton, H, 2016, ‘Friends and neighbours voting revisited: The geography of support for candidates to lead the UK's Labour party’. Political Geography, vol 55., pp. 1-9
  3. Johnston, R, Pattie, C, Pemberton, H & Wickham-Jones, M, 2016, ‘“If You've Got Friends and Neighbours”: Constituency Voting Patterns for the UK Labour Party Leader in 2010’. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, vol 26., pp. 58-77
  4. Wickham-Jones, M, 2016, ‘John Smith's settlement?: The work of the 1992-1993 Labour Party Trade Union Links Review Group’. Industrial Relations Journal, vol 47., pp. 21
  5. Wickham-Jones, M, 2016, ‘Lewis Minkin's Labours: The developing party-trade union relationship’. Political Studies Review, vol 14., pp. 175-188

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