Richard Heffernan
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Biography <p>I joined The Open University in 1999 and have held visiting appointments at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles and the London School of Economics. I am presently a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame.</p>
Description <p>I joined The Open University in 1999 and have held visiting appointments at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles and the London School of Economics. I am presently a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame.</p>
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Research overview <p>I work in the field of comparative politics and specialise in British politics. I am presently researching the British prime minister. and my research on this subject has produced several articles on this subject, among them&#39;Prime ministerial predominance? Core executive politics in the UK&#39; (<em>British Journal of Politics and International Relations</em>2003);&#39;Why the prime minister cannot be a president: comparing institutional imperatives in Britain and the US&#39; (<em>Parliamentary Affairs</em>2005);&#39;The prime minister and the news media: political communication as a leadership resource&#39; (<em>Parliamentary Affairs</em>2006);&#39;Exploring (and explaining) the prime minister&#39; (<em>British Journal of Politics and International Relations</em>2006);&#39;Tony Blair as Labour Party leader&#39; (in Anthony Seldon ed<em>Blair&#39;s Britain</em>, Cambridge University Press 2007), (with Mark Bennister)&#39;Cameron as Prime Minister: TheIntra-Executive Politics of Britain&#39;s Coalition Government&#39; (<em>Parliamentary Affairs,</em>2012) and&#39;There&#39;s no need for any ization: The prime minister is only prime ministerial&#39; (<em>Parliamentary Affairs,</em>2012). I have previously published widely on the making of New Labour, and I am the author of<em>New Labour and Thatcherism: Political Change in Britain</em>(Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).</p><h5 class="staffprofile">PhD supervision</h5><p>Richard Heffernan welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates to supervise PhD students in British politics, especially the form and function of the prime minister, executive politics, executive- legislative relations, political parties and electoral politics.</p><p>Heffernan, R (2012)&#39;There&#39;s no need for an -ization: The prime minister is merely prime ministerial&#39; Forthcoming</p><p>Bennister, M and Heffernan, R (2012)&#39;Cameron as Prime Minister: The Intra-Executive Politics of Britain&#39;s Coalition Government&#39;,<em>Parliamentary Affairs</em>65 (4) pp 778-800</p><p>Heffernan, R (2012)&#39;Enacting elections&#39; in Banks, M&nbsp; and Barnett, C (eds)<em>The Uses of Social Science</em>, Milton Keynes: The Open University</p><p>Heffernan, R (2011)&#39;Pressure group politics&#39; in Heffernan, R, Cowley, P and Hay C (eds)<em>Developments in British Politics</em>9, London: Palgrave Macmillan.</p><p>Cowley, P, Hay, C and Heffernan, R (2011)&#39;A Landscape Without a Map: British Politics after 2010&#39; in Heffernan, R (et al ed)<em>Developments in British Politics 9</em>,London: Palgrave Macmillan.</p><p>Heffernan, R (2011)&#39;Interest Groups and Interest Representation in UK Politics&#39; in&nbsp; Heffernan and Thompson (eds),<em>Politics and Power in the United Kingdom (Second Edition)</em>, Milton Keynes: The Open University.</p><p>Heffernan, R (2011)&#39;Labour&#39;s new Labour legacy: Politics after Brown and Blair&#39;<em>Political Studies Review</em>&nbsp;9 (2) pp163-177</p><p>Heffernan, R (2009)&#39;British Political Parties&#39; in Flinders M (et al ed)<em>The Oxford Handbook of British Politics</em>, Oxford: Oxford University Press</p><p>Heffernan, R (2008)&#39;Over to you, Mr Cameron? Symposium on Anthony Giddens&#39;Over to you, Mr Brown&#39;<em>Political Studies Review</em>6 (3) pp 277-284</p><p>Heffernan, R (2006)&#39;The Prime Minister and the News Media: Political Communication as a Leadership Resource&#39;,<em>Parliamentary Affairs</em>&nbsp;59 (4) pp 582-598</p><p>A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University&#39;s<a href="http://oro.open.ac.uk/" title="Open Research Online">Open Research Online</a>.</p>
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