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British Politics Review (ISSN 1890-4505) is a quarterly journal issued by the British Politics Society Norway. Founded in 2006, the journal is currently in its 11th volume.

The journal is aimed at everyone with a general interest in political developments in Britain. The journal is distributed both in print and electronically. Please contact us if you would like to subscirbe.

The editorial team of British Politics Review is identical to the board of the British Politics Society Norway. The current Editor-in-chief is Řivind Bratberg with Kristin Haugevik, Atle L. Wold  and Henry Allen as the other members of the editorial team.

British Politics Review welcomes articles on British politics, culture and society, related to the thematic area set for each issue. Since our first issue in 2006, the journal has had article contributions from more than a hundred political, academic, journalistic and other sources in both Britain and Norway. 

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Although often confused for the UK as a whole, England - as a country and nation - is also much forgotten. The English voted to leave the EU (54%), in stark opposition to the Scots (38%). At the same time, there are calls for an England-only Parliament, or vetoes on MPs from the Nations, in order to answer the so-called 'West Lothian Question'.

Thus, while there are tensions both between England and Brussels and England and the other nations of the UK, there are also tensions within England. The North-South divide remains important, economically and and politically, with politicians talking about the new Northern Powerhouse  at the same time as London continues to be seen by many as exceptional and different. The English have felt the ire of the other nations for centuries, having held the main seat of power and making up the majority of the population of the British Isles. What issues face the English now, in a time of significant political change?

The winter edition of BPR is due to arrive in February 2017. Please contact us if you wish to contribute!
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The issue of immigration has gained a very prominent position in British political debate in recent years, and most notably so in connection with the EU referendum in June this year.

In this context, the discussion focused mainly on work migration from other EU countries to the UK. However, it also addressed anxieties about non-European migration, notably with reference to the refugee crisis and the prospect of Turkish EU membership.

In the opening article of British Politics Review 4-16, Lord Hain reflects upon the Syrian tragedy, and on why the refugee crisis unfolded the way it did. Cathrine Thorleifsson looks at the role immigration has played in UKIP's rise, whereas Henry Allen addresses the key free movement of persons-principle, and how that might fare in the process of dismembering Britain from the EU.  John Todd explores the anti-immigration narratives presented during the referendum campaign.

Asher Boersma looks at the Channel Tunnel, and the now two-decades-old challenge of immigrants desperately trying to make their way to Britain through the tunnel. Finally, Gavin Schaffer reminds us that while immigration to the UK is by no means a new phenomenon. Indeed, attempts to restrict immigration - combined with attempts to quell domestic racism – was a dominant feature of British immigration policies in the post-war period.
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BPR No 4, 2016 | Migration and the politics of control | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2016 | The Brexit drama and the dawn of a new era | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2016 | Peace in Northern Ireland? Miracle (almost) achieved | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2016 | The Conservative Project.  A return to "the natural party of government"? | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2015 | The Corbyn gamble. What future awaits the Labour Party? | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2015 | Still with Europe, but not of it? Taking stock of Britain's European debate | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2015 | Who will win - and what then? The UK general election 7 May 2015 | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2015 | Views from Australia. Perspectives on the British-Autralian relationship | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2014 | Wales and the Union: When will the dragon roar? | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2014 | Harold Wilson: 50th anniversary of the 1964 government | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2014 | Scotland alone? Awaiting the independence referendum | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2014 | The Great War: Reflections on the centenary | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2013 | Britain and Asia: Political and literary encounters | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2013 | Britannia unchained? British Euroscepticism revisited | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2013 | The beautiful game: Football in British politics and society | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2013 | Military values and society: Political implications in Britain | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2012 | Politics and British literature: Excursions in political fiction | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2012 | Intelligence and spies in fact and fiction | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2012 | The Major Years: Reflections on a quiet premiership | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2012 | Britain and Ireland: Reassessing a historic relationship | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2011 | Ties that unite: Sketches of the British-Norwegian relationship | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2011 | Constitutional reform: Redrawing Britain's institutions | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2011 | Multicultural Britain: Issues and controversies | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2011 | The cultural superpower: British cultural projection abroad | Full text
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BPR No. 4, 2010 | Britain back to austerity: Upon whose shoulders? | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2010 | The coalition: Backdrop and consequences | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2010 | The UK general election: A revolution in waiting? | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2010 | Trends in British education: Excellence under strain? | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2009 | Winston Churchill: Man and mystery | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2009 | The Britishness debate: Identity issues in a contested United Kingdom | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2009 | Decentralising Britain: 10 years of Scottish and Welsh devolution | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2009 | Thatcher unveiled: 30 years since the start of a premiership | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2008 | An enduring alliance: Revisiting 60 years of Anglo-American relations | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2008 | A greener Britain: Visions and prospects for British environmentalism | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2008 | The British Empire: Causes, Conduct and Consequences | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2008 | Still the awkward partner?  35 years of British EU membership | Full text

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BPR No. 4, 2007 | Monarchy and Democracy: Essays on the Queen, Parliament, and the people | Full text
BPR No. 3, 2007 | The dawn of Brown's Britain: Prospects and challenges for the new PM | Full text
BPR No. 2, 2007 | Which way liberal Britain? The rise, fall and insurgence of liberal Britain | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2007 | A relationship under construction: 300 years of Anglo-Scottish Union | Full text

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BPR No. 2, 2006 | Diplomacy and intervention: British foreign policy assessed | Full text
BPR No. 1, 2006 | Tony Blair: End of an era? | Full text

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