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The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Jack Hayward, Brian Barry, and Archie Brown


The distinctive strength of political science in Britain is revealed in this guide to modern British scholarship in the field. As well as charting the development of the discipline, the essays examine the innovative contributions to the study of nationalism, totalitarianism, and authoritarianism, and the influential British approach to international relations.

Keywords: political science, British scholarship, nationalism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262948
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Hayward, editor
Research Professor of Politics, University of Hull; Fellow of the British Academy

Brian Barry, editor
Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Columbia University; Fellow of the British Academy

Archie Brown, editor
Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy