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Biography

My research is located on the interface between Political Theory and British Politics, with a particular focus on rhetoric, ideology and public policy. My current project is supported by a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant and explores the rhetorical dynamics of conflict and co-operation within the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government. Before coming to Coventry, I was Research Fellow in British Politics at the University of Leeds (2011-2014) and Research Assistant on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project ‘How the Leader Speaks: British Political Rhetoric and Argumentation’ at Swansea University (2008-2011).

Research Interests

Rhetoric; Ideology ; Political Theory; British politics; Political leadership

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Research Output 2015 2017

Constructing Conflict and Co-operation The Rhetoric of Coalition Bargaining: The Rhetoric of Coalition Bargaining

Atkins, J. 12 Jun 2017 In : Party Politics. (in press), p. (in press) 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coalition
rhetoric
identification
referendum
negotiation
1 Citations

(Re)imagining Magna Carta: Myth, Metaphor and the Rhetoric of Britishness

Atkins, J. 2015 In : Parliamentary Affairs. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

myth
rhetoric
anniversary
politician
metaphor

Introduction: Conflict, Cooperation and the Cameron–Clegg Government

Atkins, J. 2015 In : Political Quarterly. 86, 1, p. 81–84

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

government
cooperation
conflict
coalition
party

Narrating One Nation: The Ideology and Rhetoric of the Miliband Labour Party

Atkins, J. Feb 2015 In : Politics. 35, 1, p. 19-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ideology
labor
nation
narrative
Labour Party
2 Citations
government
rhetoric
interest
coalition
party