Readership: All those interested in current affairs, politics, and the future of democracy
Matthew Flinders, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield
Matthew Flinders is Professor of Parliamentary Government & Governance at the University of Sheffield. His book Delegated Governance and the British State (Oxford University Press, 2008) was awarded the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize 2009 for the best book in political science published that year, and since then he has acted as an advisor to the Government of Thailand on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and also held a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
A co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of British Politics (2009), he is also the author of over one hundred journal articles and book chapters, and his other books include Multi-Level Governance (2004), and Democratic Drift (2010), both also published by Oxford University Press.
"a timely reflection on the challenges faced by democratic politics." - Birgit Schippers, London School of Economics Review of Books
"This is a brave effort. It is lucid, learned and ... jargon-free. Above all, Flinders' message is one that cannot be too often restated." - New Statesman
1: The Nature of Political Rule in the Twenty-First Century
2: A Defence of Politics Against Itself
3: A Defence of Politics Against the Market
4: A Defence of Politics Against Denial
5: A Defence of Politics Against Storms
6: A Defence of Politics Against the Media
7: In Praise of Politics
8: A Footnote