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

An Interlude of Agreement? A Reassessment of the Conference on Devolution's ‘Consensus’ on Powers
Patriality, Work Permits and the European Economic Community: The Introduction of the 1971 Immigration Act
‘Making a Reality of Collective Responsibility’: The Lord President's Committee, Coalition and the British State at War, 1941–42
‘British Rights for British Citizens’: The Campaign for ‘Equal Citizenship’ for Northern Ireland
Prime Ministerial Powers of Patronage: Ministerial Appointments and Dismissals Under Edward Heath
British Union of Fascists

Volume 29 (3)

Colonial Counter-insurgency in Southern India: The Malabar Rebellion, 1921–1922
vol. 29 (3): 297-317
Britain's Withdrawal from East of Suez: From Economic Determinism to Political Choice
vol. 29 (3): 318-340
‘On Very Slippery Ground’: The British Churches, Archbishop Fisher and the Suez Crisis
vol. 29 (3): 341-358
Margaret Thatcher's First U-Turn: Francis Pym and the Control of Defence Spending, 1979–81
vol. 29 (3): 359-379
The ‘Chieftain Tank Affair’: Realpolitik, Perfidy and the Genesis of the Merkava
vol. 29 (3): 380-400
Talking to the Enemy? The Role of the Back-Channel in the Development of the Northern Ireland Peace Process
vol. 29 (3): 401-420

Volume 29 (2)

Religious and Spiritual Mobility in Britain: The Panacea Society and Other Movements in the Twentieth Century
vol. 29 (2): 155-178
‘The Front Line’: Firefighting in British Culture, 1939–1945
vol. 29 (2): 179-198
‘The End of the Carnival’: The UK and the Carnation Revolution in Portugal
vol. 29 (2): 199-221
Global Britain and the Post-colonial World: The British Approach to Aid Policies at the 1964 Juncture
vol. 29 (2): 222-240
‘Well, Harold Insists on Having It!’—The Political Struggle to Establish The Open University, 1965–67
vol. 29 (2): 241-272
Policing the Crisis 35 Years On
vol. 29 (2): 273-283
The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution
vol. 29 (2): 284-285
Defectors and the Liberal Party 1910–2010: A Study of Inter-Party Relations
vol. 29 (2): 286-287