Contemporary British History

Contemporary British History offers innovative new research on any aspect of British history - foreign, Commonwealth, political, social, cultural or economic - dealing with the period since the First World War. The editors welcome work which involves cross-disciplinary insights, as the journal seeks to reflect the work of all those interested in the recent past in Britain, whatever their subject specialism. Work which places contemporary Britain within a comparative (whether historical or international) context is also encouraged. In addition to articles, the journal regularly features interviews and profiles, archive reports, and a substantial review section.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

The First New Labour Government's Foreign Policy-Making Towards the Israeli–Palestinian Question: The Formative Years, 1997–1999

Volume 28 (1)

In the Brown Stuff?: Labour Backbench Dissent Under Gordon Brown, 2007–10
vol. 28 (1): 1-23
The Silent Revolution: A Political History of the Politics of Patronage and Reform
vol. 28 (1): 24-55
Bonfires and Barbecues: Coalition Governance and the Politics of Quango Reform
vol. 28 (1): 56-80
Judge Dread: Music Hall Traditionalist or Postcolonial Hybrid
vol. 28 (1): 81-102
Wartime Fashion: From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939–1945
vol. 28 (1): 103-104
East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925–1976
vol. 28 (1): 104-106
Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922–1970
vol. 28 (1): 107-108
Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England 1945–2000
vol. 28 (1): 109-111
Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy
vol. 28 (1): 111-113
Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle Against Fascism
vol. 28 (1): 113-116
Remembrance Today: Poppies, Grief and Heroism
vol. 28 (1): 117-119

Volume 27 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 27 (4): 0-0
Labour and the Land: The Making of the Community Land Act, 1976
vol. 27 (4): 389-420
‘Right to Buy’: The Development of a Conservative Housing Policy, 1945–1980
vol. 27 (4): 421-444
Churchill, SACLANT and the Politics of Opposition
vol. 27 (4): 445-465
History and the Notion of Authenticity in Control and 24 Hour Party People
vol. 27 (4): 466-489
Public Politics and Traditions of Popular Protest: Demonstrations of the Unemployed in Dundee and Edinburgh, c.1921–1939
vol. 27 (4): 490-513
The Conservative Party, David Cameron and Lady Thatcher's Legacy
vol. 27 (4): 514-524
Thatcher and Thatcherism, Third Edition
vol. 27 (4): 525-527