Professor Tim BaleSchool of Politics and International RelationsProfileResearchPublicationsProfileTim works on all aspects of party politics in Britain, Europe and sometimes further afield. Recent and current projects include the following: the relationship between parties and interest groups (particularly left-wing parties and trade unions); the party politics of immigration. Professor Tim Bale's full staff profile.ResearchResearch Interests: Political Parties Party members Politics of Immigration PublicationsBale, Tim (2017) European Politics: a Comparative Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan). Odmalm, Pontus and Bale, Tim (2015) 'Immigration into the mainstream: Conflicting ideological streams, strategic reasoning and party competition', Acta Politica, 50 (4), pp. 365–378 Hampshire, James and Bale, Tim (2014): New Administration, New Immigration Regime: Do Parties Matter After All? A UK Case Study, West European Politics, 38(1), 145-166. Bale, Tim (2013) ‘Concede and move on? One Nation Labour and the Welfare State’, Political Quarterly, 84 (3). Bale, Tim and Krouwel, André (2013) ‘Down but Not Out: A Comparison of Germany's CDU/CSU with Christian Democratic Parties in Austria, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands’, German Politics, 22 (1-2), pp. 16-45.