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Dr Simon Lee

Senior Lecturer/ Faculty Ethics Committee

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

School of Law and Politics

s.d.lee@hull.ac.uk

01482 465978

Simon Lee teaches and researches in the fields of political economy, UK politics and government, globalisation and governance studies.

He has a particular interest in the politics, political economy, government and identity of England.

Simon is the author of two books on Gordon Brown, Best for Britain? The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown and Boom and Bust The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown.

With Matt Beech, he has co-edited five books on UK governments from May 1997 onwards, the most recent of which is The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining The Cameron-Clegg Government.

Research

Research Interests

  • Political economy

  • Austerity and its alternatives

  • The developmental state and the developmental market

  • The politics, political economy, governance and identity of England

  • The politics of English independence

  • The history of ideas in political economy and their relationship to questions of policy and governance

  • The politics of the National Health Service in England

  • Globalisation and governance

  • UK relative decline and modernisation programmes

  • UK politics and government

  • The politics of public service reform

  • Industrial policy and comparative economic performance

  • Competitiveness and the political economy of competitive advantage

Research groups

  • Member of the international research project, Austerity and Its Alternatives, led by Professor Stephen McBride of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

  • Co-applicant in a successful application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for Cdn $199,740 to execute this research project

Publications

S Lee, The State of England: The Nation We’re In (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) (forthcoming)

S Lee, Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) (forthcoming)

S Lee, Best for Britain? The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown (Oxford: Oneworld, 2007).

S Lee, Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown (Oxford: Oneworld, 2009).

A Cox, S Lee and J Sanderson, The Political Economy of Modern Britain (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997)

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to The Politics of the World Economy

  • Understanding America

  • Understanding States and Markets: Introduction to Political Economy

  • UK Politics in An Age of Austerity

  • The World We’re In: Globalization and Democratic Governance in Practice

  • Long Dissertation

  • Short Dissertation

Postgraduate

  • Political Economy in Perspective

  • Globalization and Governance in Practice

  • Political Economy of Development

  • Dissertation

Research PhDs

Simon Lee welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in

  • political economy

  • austerity and its alternatives.

  • globalisation and governance

  • the politics of the National Health Service in England

  • the politics of England

  • UK politics and government

  • Industrial policy and comparative economic performance

  • Liberalisation, deregulation and privatisation

  • The politics of public service reform

Completed PhDs

  • James Silverwood (2016) UK Economic Policy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Politics, First Class, University of Hull (1986)

  • PhD, Politics, University of Hull (2010)

External roles

  • Partner in the international research project 'Austerity and Its Alternatives', led by Professor Stephen McBride of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

  • Co-applicant in a successful application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Partnership Development Program for Cdn $199,740 to execute this research project

Awards and accolades

  • University of Hull Student-led Teaching Awards 2017: Postgraduates' Choice Award