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Professor Tim Bale


Professor of Politics / School of Politics and International Relations


As well as being Professor of Politics in SPIR, Tim is also Co-Director of QM's Mile End Institute and Deputy Director of the think-tank UK in a Changing Europe Tim works on all aspects of party politics in Britain, Europe and sometimes further afield. He has recently finished a project on party membersfunded by the ESRC and is currently working on two comparative projects on the centre-right in Europe, with a special focus on its interaction with the radical right and on its handling of immigration.

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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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