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Centre for European Research

Professor Tim Bale


School of Politics and International Relations


Tim 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.


Research Interests:

  • Political Parties
  • Party members
  • Politics of Immigration



Bale, 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.

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