In this post, the third of our series celebrating the 35th year of the journal, we look at the most cited articles published in Politics from 1991-1995. What we find are some marked historical similarities to the present day as a surprise Tory election victory brings the question of Europe to the forefront of both the political and scholarly arenas.
- ‘Sharpening up Sabatier: Belief Systems and Public Policy’ by Alison Hann (1995) which asks ‘what would a better model of the relationship between belief and public policy development look like?’
- ‘A Peoples’ Europe? European Citizenship and European Identity’ by Jennifer M. Welsh (1993) which identifies four defects of the Maastricht Treaty with regards to citizenship.
- ‘Britain as an Awkward Partner: Reassessing Britain’s Relations with the EU’ by Jim Buller (1995) which critically assesses the ‘Awkward Partner Thesis’.
- ‘The Emerging EC Party System? The European Party Federations in the Intergovernmental Conferences’ by Simon Hix (1993) where an argument is presented that EU studies should shift from a focus on inter-governmental relations to the study of political behaviour and institutions.
- ‘Political Memoirs’ by Andrew Gamble (1994) which presents a typology of political memoirs while evaluating their uses and limitations.