The British Journal of Politics & International Relations

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Editors in Chief: Andrew Baker and Alistair Clark

Impact Factor: 0.986

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/82 (International Relations); 57/156 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-856X

Associated Title(s): Political Insight, Political Studies, Political Studies Review, Politics

Most Cited


Papers published in 2014 seeing early citation

The European Commission's Neoliberal Trade Discourse Since the Crisis: Legitimizing Continuity through Subtle Discursive Change
Ferdi De Ville and Jan Orbie

Prudence, Principle and Minimal Heuristics: British Public Opinion Toward the Use of Military Force in Afghanistan and Libya
Jason Reifler, Harold D. Clarke, Thomas J. Scotto, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley

A Dialogue of the Deaf? Conflicting Discourses over the EU and Services Liberalisation in the WTO
Amandine Crespy

Top 10 Papers published in 2012 and 2013

Introduction: Political Opposition in a Multi-level Context
Nicola McEwen, Wilfried Swenden and Nicole Bolleyer

Cameron and Liberal Conservatism: Attitudes within the Parliamentary Conservative Party and Conservative Ministers
Timothy Heppell

Intergovernmental Relations in Scotland: What was the SNP Effect?
Paul Cairney

Do Celebrity Politics and Celebrity Politicians Matter?
John Street

Treating the Symptom Not the Condition: Crisis Definition, Deficit Reduction and the Search for a New British Growth Model
Colin Hay

Where There is Discord, Can They Bring Harmony? Managing Intra-party Dissent on European Integration in the Conservative Party
Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker

Electoral Competition, Issue Salience and Public Policy for Older People: The Case of the Westminster and Regional UK Elections 1945–2011
Paul Chaney

Wales in the World: Intergovernmental Relations and Sub-state Diplomacy
Richard Wyn Jones and Elin Royles

Yet Another False Dawn? An Examination of the Liberal Democrats' Performance in the 2010 General Election
David Cutts

The Personal is Not Political: At Least in the UK's Top Politics and IR Departments
Emma Foster, Peter Kerr, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Byrne and Linda Ahall

Top 10 Papers that contributed to the 2013 Impact Factor

British Conservatism and Foreign Policy: Traditions and Ideas Shaping Cameron's Global View
Matt Beech

How Great is Britain? Power, Responsibility and Britain's Future Global Role
Justin Morris

Migration Control and Narratives of Steering
Christina Boswell

Protecting Europe and Protecting Migrants? Strategies for Managing Unauthorised Migration from Africa
Jørgen Carling and María Hernández-Carretero

The Role of Narratives in Migration Policy-Making: A Research Framework
Christina Boswell, Andrew Geddes and Peter Scholten

Democratic Political Leadership in the New Media Age: A Farewell to Excellence?
Ludger Helms

Do Celebrity Politics and Celebrity Politicians Matter?
John Street

Intergovernmental Relations in Scotland: What was the SNP Effect?
Paul Cairney

Politics with Hidden Bases: Unearthing the Deep Roots of Party Systems
Kevin P. Byrne and Eoin O'Malley

Ideology Matters: Party Competition, Ideological Positioning and the Case of the Conservative Party under David Cameron
Steve Buckler and David Dolowitz

The following papers are the most cited papers in BJPIR in 2012/13

Do Celebrity Politics and Celebrity Politicians Matter?
Street, John

Intergovernmental Relations in Scotland: What was the SNP Effect?
Paul Cairney

Cameron and Liberal Conservatism: Attitudes within the Parliamentary Conservative Party and Conservative Ministers
Timothy Heppell

Statecraft and the Assessment of National Political Leaders: The Case of New Labour and Tony Blair
Jim Buller, Toby S James

Democratic Political Leadership in the New Media Age: A Farewell to Excellence?
Ludger Helms

Where There is Discord, Can They Bring Harmony? Managing Intra-party Dissent on European Integration in the Conservative Party
Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker

Treating the Symptom Not the Condition: Crisis Definition, Deficit Reduction and the Search for a New British Growth Model
Colin Hay

Ideology Matters: Party Competition, Ideological Positioning and the Case of the Conservative Party under David Cameron
Steve Buckler and David Dolowitz

The Democratic Worth of Celebrity Politics in an Era of Late Modernity
Mark Wheeler

Politics is Still an Adversarial Business: Minority Government and Mixed-Member Proportional Representation in Scotland and in New Zealand
Thomas Carl Lundberg

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