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Publications related to ‘The Leader Speaks’ research project:
Listed below are publications related to the research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which led to this website. These include works that stemmed directly from the project but also work that led up to it, by the lead investigators.

Judi Atkins and Alan Finlayson, ‘“…A 40-year-old black man made the point to me”: Anecdotes, Everyday Knowledge and the Performance of Leadership in British Politics’, Political Studies, forthcoming. 

Judi Atkins, ‘A Renewed Social Democracy for an “Age of Internationalism”: An Interpretivist Account of New Labour’s Foreign Policy’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, forthcoming 2013.

Judi Atkins, Justifying New Labour Policy (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Judi Atkins, ‘Moral Argument and the Justification of Policy: New Labour’s Case for Welfare Reform,’Bri tish Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 12(3), 2010, pp. 408-424.

Judi Atkins, ‘How Virtue Theoretic Arguments may be used in the Justification of Policy,’ Politics, Vol. 28(3), 2008, pp. 129-137.

Alan Finlayson, ‘Rhetoric and the Political Theory of Ideologies’, Political Studies, forthcoming.

Alan Finlayson and Elizabeth Frazer, ‘Fictions of Sovereignty: Shakespeare, Theatre and the Representation of Rule’, Parliamentary Affairs, 64(2), 2011, pp. 233-47. 

Alan Finlayson, ‘Rhetoric’ in Michael Freeden and Marc Stears (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Alan Finlayson and James Martin, ‘ “It Ain’t What You Say…”: British Political Studies and the Analysis of Speech and Rhetoric’, British Politics, Vol. 3, 2008, pp. 445-464.

Alan Finlayson, ‘Rhetorical Radical Democracy’ in Adrian Little and Moya Lloyd (eds.) The Politics of Radical Democracy, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008, pp. 13-32.

Alan Finlayson, ‘Politics as an Argument about the Common Good’, in Daniel Leighton and Stuart White (eds.) Building a Citizen Society, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 2008, pp. 157-165.

Alan Finlayson, ‘From Beliefs to Arguments: Interpretive Methodology and Rhetorical Political Analysis’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 9(4), 2007, pp. 545-563.

Alan Finlayson, ‘For the Sake of Argument: re-imagining political communication’, Soundings, 2006, pp. 34-43.

Alan Finlayson, ‘“What’s the Problem?” Rhetoric and Problem-Setting in Northern Ireland’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 9(4), 2006, pp. 541-548.

Alan Finlayson, ‘Political Science, Political Ideas and Rhetoric’, Economy and Society, Vol. 33(4), 2004, pp. 528-549.

Alan Finlayson, ‘Elements of the Blairite Style of Leadership’, Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 55(3), 2002, pp. 586-599.

Alan Finlayson, ‘The Problem of the Political Interview’, Political Quarterly, Vol. 72(3), 2001, pp. 335-345.

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