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Ben Clift Publications


Ben Clift & Jim Tomlinson 'Credible Keynesianism?: New Labour Macroeconomic Policy and the Political Economy of Coarse Tuning' British Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming, Volume 36, (2006).

Ben Clift 'The New Political Economy of Dirigisme: French Macroeconomic Policy, Unrepentant Sinning, and the Stability and Growth Pact'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Volume 8, Number 3 (July 2006).

Ben Clift 'French Corporate Governance in the New Global Economy: Mechanisms of Change and Hybridisation within Models of Capitalism'. Political Studies, Accepted for publication May 2006.


(Joint authored with Justin Fisher) 'Party Finance Reofrm as Consitutional Engineering? The Effectiveness and Unintended Consequences of Party Finance Reform in France and Britain', French Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2005 pp. 234-257

‘Dyarchic Presidentialization in a Presidentialized Polity: The French Fifth Republic’ in Paul Webb & Thomas Poguntke (eds.) The Presidentialization of Politics - A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2005), ISBN 0-19-925201-7, pp 219-243.

‘The French Socialists, Dirigisme, and the Troubled Europeanisation of Employment Policy.’ in Emmanuel Godin & Tony Chafer (eds.) The French Exception Berghahn (2005), ISBN 1-57181-684-4.


(Co-edited with Dr. Jonathon Perraton) Where Are National Capitalisms Now? Palgrave, (2004). ISBN 0-333-92894-6.

(joint-authored with Jim Tomlinson) ‘Capital Mobility and Fiscal Policy: The Construction of Economic Policy Rectitude in Britain and France’ New Political Economy Volume 9, Number 4 (2004), pp. 515-537.

(joint-authored with Justin Fisher) ‘Comparative Party Finance Reform: The Cases of France and Britain’ Party Politics Volume 10, Number 6 (2004), pp. 677-699.

‘Debating The Restructuring of French Capitalism and Anglo-Saxon Institutional Investors: Trojan Horses of Sleeping Partners?’ (Review Article) French Politics Volume 2, Number 2 (2004).

‘The Social and Employment Policies of the Jospin Government’ in Giuliano Bonoli and Martin Powell (eds.) Social Democratic Party Policies In Contemporary Europe Routledge (2004), ISBN 0-415-30425-3, pp. 123-140.

‘Lionel Jospin’s Campaign and The Socialist Left: The ‘Earthquake’ and its Aftershocks’ in John Gaffney (ed.) The French Presidential and Legislative Elections of 2002 Ashgate (2004) ISBN 0 7546 3436 1, pp. 149-168.

‘The French Model of Capitalism: Still Exceptional?’ in Where Are National Capitalisms Now? (Palgrave 2004), ISBN 0-333-92894-6, pp 91-110.

(With Jonathon Perraton) ‘So Where Are National Capitalisms Now?’ in Where Are National Capitalisms Now? (Palgrave 2004), ISBN 0-333-92894-6, pp 195-261.

(With Jonathon Perraton) ‘Introduction’ in Where Are National Capitalisms Now? (Palgrave 2004), ISBN 0-333-92894-6, pp 1-11.


French Socialism in a Global Era: The Political Economy of the New Social Democracy in France Continuum, (2003). ISBN: 0-8264-5651-0.

‘New Labour’s Second Term and European Social Democracy’ in Steve Ludlam & Martin Smith (eds.) Governing As New Labour Palgrave (2003), ISBN 1-4039-0678-5, pp. 34-51.

‘The Changing Political Economy of France: Dirigisme under Duress’ in Magnus Ryner & Alan Cafruny (eds.) A Ruined Fortress? Neo-Liberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe New York: Rowman & Littlefield (2003), ISBN 0-7425-1142-1, pp.173-200.

‘PS Intra-Party Politics and Party System Change’ in Jocelyn Evans (ed.) The French Party System Manchester University Press (2003), ISBN 0-7190-6119-9, pp. 42-55.

‘Avec Le New Labour, davantage de divergences que de convergences’ Le Figaro, 16th May 2003.


‘Social Democracy and Globalization: The Cases of France and the UK’ Government and Opposition Volume 37, Number 4 (2002), pp. 466-500.

‘The Political Economy of the Jospin Government’ Modern and Contemporary France Volume 10, Number 3 (2002), pp. 325-337.

(joint-authored with Jim Tomlinson) ‘Tawney and the Third Way’ Journal of Political Ideologies Volume 7, Number 3 (2002), pp. 315-331.


‘Social Democracy in the 21st Century: still a class act? The place of class in Jospinism and Blairism’ Journal of European Area Studies Volume 8, Number 2 (2001), pp. 191-216

‘The Jospin Way’ The Political Quarterly Volume 72, Number 2 (2001), pp. 170-179


‘The French Third Way’ New Political Economy Volume 5, Number 1 (2000), pp. 135-139

‘Third Way or Réalisme de Gauche? : The New Social Democracy in France’ Radical Philosophy Number 101, May-June (2000), pp. 2-5

‘New Labour’s Third Way and European Social Democracy’ in Steve Ludlam & Martin Smith (eds.) New Labour in Government Palgrave (2000), ISBN 0-333-76101-4, pp. 55-72.

(With Andrew Gamble & Mike Harris) ‘The Labour Party and the Company’ in John Parkinson, Andrew Gamble & Gavin Kelly (eds.) The Political Economy of the Company Hart (2000), ISBN 1-84113-120-2, pp. 51-82.


‘Social Democracy, the Company, and Public Interest in the UK 1918-1945’ PERC Research papers, Number 1 (1999), ISBN 1-899134-38-7.