Key Research Interests and Expertise

Alan’s research is particulalry concerned with the theory, history and practice of political rhetoric. Combining this with theories and methods of discourse analysis he studies the form, content, organisation, technologies, governance, effects and significance of political speech and communication practices. He also works in 'the political theory of ideologies', studying the historical and contemporary ways in which ideas shape the politics, culture and ideologies of British Politics. In addition to these areas he also works on wider issues in contemporary social and political theory, particularly theories of radical, pluralist or agonistic democracy.

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