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 30 (2)

Lancashire Conservatives, Tariff Reform and Indian Responsible Government
vol. 30 (2): 151-176
Ethos and Politics in the Youth Hostels Association (YHA) in the 1930s
vol. 30 (2): 177-202
Beveridge’s rival: Juliet Rhys-Williams and the campaign for basic income, 1942–55
vol. 30 (2): 203-223
Britain, Empire and the Origins of the Cold War Youth Race
vol. 30 (2): 224-241
An Ideological Dispute: Accusations of Marxist Bias in the Sociology of Education During the 1970s
vol. 30 (2): 242-259
For our common cause: Sexuality and left politics in South Wales, 1967–1985
vol. 30 (2): 260-280
‘We’re Internationalists, not Nationalists’: The Political Ramifications of Welsh Labour’s Internal Power Struggle over the ‘One Wales’ Coalition in 2007
vol. 30 (2): 281-302

Volume 30 (1)

British Union of Fascists
vol. 30 (1): 1-19
Between Vanity and Sensitiveness: Indo–British Relations During Vijayalakshmi Pandit’s High-Commissionership (1954–61)
vol. 30 (1): 20-39
Developing Psychogeriatric Services in England: A Turning Point in the 1960s?
vol. 30 (1): 40-72
Miss Moriarty, the Adventuress and the Crime Queen: The Rise of the Modern Female Criminal in Britain, 1918–1939
vol. 30 (1): 73-98
From Solidarity to ‘Shock Therapy’. British Foreign Policy Towards Poland Under the Thatcher Government, 1980–1990
vol. 30 (1): 99-118
The Bullock Report on Industrial Democracy and the Post-War Consensus
vol. 30 (1): 119-149

Volume 29 (4)

An Interlude of Agreement? A Reassessment of the Conference on Devolution's ‘Consensus’ on Powers
vol. 29 (4): 421-440
Intellectuals of the Left and the Atomic Dilemma in the Age of the US Atomic Monopoly, 1945–1949
vol. 29 (4): 441-463
Prime Ministerial Powers of Patronage: Ministerial Appointments and Dismissals Under Edward Heath
vol. 29 (4): 464-485
‘British Rights for British Citizens’: The Campaign for ‘Equal Citizenship’ for Northern Ireland
vol. 29 (4): 486-507
Patriality, Work Permits and the European Economic Community: The Introduction of the 1971 Immigration Act
vol. 29 (4): 508-538
‘Making a Reality of Collective Responsibility’: The Lord President's Committee, Coalition and the British State at War, 1941–42
vol. 29 (4): 539-562
Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist
vol. 29 (4): 563-565