Books reviewed in this issue.

The Travails of Opposition MARK GARNETT

The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron, by Tim Bale.

Labour's travails Richard Briand

Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party, by Martin Pugh.

Anti-social behaviour? Dial 101 Paul Michael Garrett

The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics, by Stuart Waiton.

Surviving nukes in one's back garden Victoria Honeyman

After the Bomb; Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Britain 1945–68, by Matthew Grant.

Israel's foundation myths Richard Kuper

The Invention of the Jewish People, by Shlomo Sand, (trans. Yael Lotan).

Political science mission statement Gianfranco Pasquino

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science, edited by Robert E. Goodin.

Sir Ian Blair: the Burkean top cop Ian Loader

Policing Controversy, by Ian Blair.

To intervene or not to intervene? Daniele Archibugi

Humanitarian Intervention, by Michael Newman.

A phenomenal trade unionist Geoffrey Goodman

Arthur Horner: A Political Biography. Vol. 1: 1918–1944; Vol. 2: 1944–1968, by Nina Fishman.