School of Politics, Philosophy & International Studies

Dr Simon Lee

BA (Hons), Politics (Hull)

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Dr Lee

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44(0) 1482 465978
Office: 217 Wilberforce
Email: s.d.lee@hull.ac.uk

Sabbatical dates: Second semester, academic session 2016-2017

Profile

Simon Lee teaches and researches in the fields of political economy, UK politics and government (with particular reference to the politics, political economy, government and identity of England), and globalization and governance studies.

He 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 United Kingdom governments from May 1997 onwards, the most recent of which is The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining The Cameron-Clegg Government.

Simon Lee is currently completing The State of England: The Nation We’re In, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016, and Globalization: A Beginner’s Guide, to be published by Oneworld in 2016.

Selected Publications

Best for Britain? Boom and Bust The Brown Government 

Ten Years of New Labour Conservatives Under David Cameron The Cameron Clegg Government 

Books (authored)

  • S.Lee, The State of England: The Nation We’re In (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • S.Lee, Globalization: A Beginner’s Guide (Oxford: Oneworld, 2016).
  • 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).

Books (edited)

Journal articles

  • S.Lee, ‘Towards an English narrative of democracy?’, Policy Studies, 33, 2, 2012, pp.175-191.
  • S.Lee, ‘Gordon Brown and The British Way of Risk-Based Modernisation’, Observatoire de la Société Britannique, No.10, September 2011, pp.45-58.
  • S.Lee, ‘Necessity As The Mother of Intervention: The Industrial Policy Debate in England’, Local Economy, 25, 8, 2010, pp.622-630.
  • S.Lee, ‘The rock of stability? The political economy of the Brown government’, Policy Studies, 30, 1, February 2009 (Special issue: The Brown Government, Guest Editors: Matt Beech and Simon Lee), pp.17-32.
  • 'The Governance of Fiscal Policy in the United Kingdom and Canada', Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 5, 2003, 165-85
  • ‘The International Monetary Fund’, New Political Economy, 7, 2, 2002, 283-297
  • (with R.Woodward), 'Implementing the Third Way: The Delivery of Public Services under the Blair Government', Public Money and Management, October-December 2002, 1-8
  • ‘New Labour, New Centralism: The Centralization of Policy and the Devolution of Administration in England and its Regions’, Public Policy and Administration, 15, 2, 2000, 96-109

Book chapters

  • S. Lee ‘Indebted and Unbalanced’ in M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.) The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining The Cameron-Clegg Government (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.16-35.
  • S.Lee ‘The Condition of England under The Coalition’, in M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.) The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining The Cameron-Clegg Government (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.145-161.
  • S.Lee and R.Woodward, ‘From Financing Social Insurance to Insuring Financial Markets: The Socialisation of Risk and the Privatisation of Profit in an Age of Irresponsibility’ in J.Connelly and J.Hayward (ed.), The Withering of the Welfare State (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.121-136.
  • S.Lee, ‘”We’re Are All in This Together”: The Coalition Agenda for British Modernization’, in S.Lee and M.Beech (ed.), The Cameron-Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp.3-23.
  • S.Lee, ‘No Plan B: The Coalition Agenda for Cutting the Deficit and Rebalancing the Economy’, in S.Lee and M.Beech (ed.), The Cameron-Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp.59-74. S.Lee, ‘Gordon Brown and the Negation of England’, in A.Aughey and C.Berberich (ed.), These Englands: A Conversation on National Identity (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011), pp.155-173.
  • S.Lee, ‘The political economy of the third way: the relationship between globalisation and national economic policy’, in J.Michie (ed.), The Handbook of Globalisation, Second Edition (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011), pp.407-419.
  • M.Beech and S.Lee, ‘Introduction’ in M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.) The Brown Government: A Policy Evaluation (London: Routledge, 2010), pp.1-3.
  • S.Lee, ‘The Rock of Stability? The Political Economy of the Brown Government’, in
  • M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.) The Brown Government: A Policy Evaluation (London: Routledge, 2010), pp.16-31.
  • S.Lee, ‘Introduction: David Cameron’s Political Challenges’ in S.Lee and M.Beech (ed.), The Conservatives under David Cameron: Built to Last? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp.1-17.
  • S.Lee, ‘David Cameron and The Renewal of Policy’ in S.Lee and M.Beech (ed.), The Conservatives under David Cameron: Built to Last? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp.44-59.
  • S.Lee, ‘Convergence, Critique and Divergence: The Development of Economic Policy under David Cameron’ in S.Lee and M.Beech (ed.), The Conservatives under David Cameron: Built to Last? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp.60-79.
  • S.Lee, ‘The British Model of Political Economy’, in M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.), Ten Years of New Labour (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp.17-34.
  • S.Lee, ‘Conclusion’, in M.Beech and S.Lee (ed.), Ten Years of New Labour (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp.17-34.
  • S.Lee and S.McBride, ‘Introduction: Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance in The Twenty-First Century’, in S.Lee and S.McBride (ed.), Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance (Dordrecht; Springer, 2007), pp.1-24.
  • S.Lee, ‘Stranded on the Common Ground? Global Governance and State Power in England and Canada’, in S.Lee and S.McBride (ed.), Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance (Dordrecht; Springer, 2007), pp.41-59.
  • S.Lee and S.McBride, ‘Conclusion: The Need to Rebuild The Public Domain’, in S.Lee and S.McBride (ed.), Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance (Dordrecht; Springer, 2007), pp.245-263.
  • S.Lee, ‘The International Monetary Fund’ in R.Allen (ed), The Political Economy of Financial Crises (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004).
  • S.Lee, ‘Moving the Goalposts: The Governance of World Football’ in R.Levermore and A.Budd (ed), Sport and International Relations: An Emerging Relationship (London: Frank Cass, 2004).
  • S.Lee, ‘The Political Economy of the Third Way: the relationship between globalisation and national economic policy’ in J.Michie (ed), The Handbook of Globalisation (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003), pp.331-46.
  • S.Lee ‘The Political Economy of the Third Way’ in J.Busumtwi-Sam & L.Dobuzinskis (ed), At the Crossroads: Turbulence and New Directions in Global Political Economy (London: Macmillan, 2003)
  • S.Lee, 'Asia-Pacific Economic Regionalism: Global Constraints and Opportunities', in C.Dent (ed), Asia-Pacific Economic and Security Cooperation (London: Palgrave, 2003).
  • S.Lee, ‘Yorkshire and the Humber’ in J.Tomaney and J.Mawson (ed), England: The State of the Regions (London: Frank Cass, 2003), pp.45-61
  • S.Lee and J.Tomaney, ‘Conclusion’, in J.Tomaney and J.Mawson (ed), England: The State of the Regions (London: Frank Cass, 2003).
  • S.Lee, 'Discovering the frontiers of regionalism: fostering entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in the European Union', in S.Breslin, C.Hughes, N.Philips & B.Rosamond (ed), New Regionalisms in the Global Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2002), pp.163-176
  • S.Lee, ‘Market Order and Constitutional Disorder: Lessons from the UK’ in J.Shahin & M.Wintle (ed), The Idea of a United Europe: Political, Economic and Cultural Integration since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp.32-51
  • S.Lee, ‘The Competitive Disadvantage of England’ in K.Cowling (ed.), Industrial Policy in Europe: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Proposals (London: Routledge, 1999), pp.88-117.
  • S.Lee, ‘The BskyB Bid for Manchester United Plc’ in S.Hamil, J.Michie & C.Oughton (ed), The Business of Football: A Game of Two Halves? (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1999), pp.82-111
  • S.Lee, ‘Managed or Mismanaged Trade? US-Japan Trade Relations during the Clinton Presidency’ in R.Li & I.Cook (ed), Dynamic Asia: Business Trade and Economic Development in Pacific Asia (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998), pp.209-233
  • S.Lee, ‘Grey shirts to grey suits: the political economy of English football in the 1990s’, in A.Brown (ed), Fanatics! Power, identity and fandom in football (London: Routledge, 1998), pp.32-49
  • S.Lee ‘British Culture and Economic Decline’ in A.Cox, S.Lee and J.Sanderson, The Political Economy of Modern Britain (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp.65-107.
  • S.Lee ‘Industrial Policy and Economic Decline’ in A.Cox, S.Lee and J.Sanderson, The Political Economy of Modern Britain (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp.108-165.
  • S.Lee ‘Manufacturing British Decline’ in A.Cox, S.Lee and J.Sanderson, The Political Economy of Modern Britain (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp.166-205.
  • S.Lee ‘The City and British Decline’ in A.Cox, S.Lee and J.Sanderson, The Political Economy of Modern Britain (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp.206-253
  • S.Lee, ‘Competitiveness and The Welfare State’ in M.Mullard and S.Lee (ed.), The Politics of Social Policy in Europe (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp.107-143.
  • S.Lee, ‘Manufacturing 1945-1994’ in D.Coates (ed.), Industrial Policy in the UK (London, Macmillan, 1996).
  • S.Lee, ‘Finance for Industry’, in J.Michie and J.Grieve Smith (ed.), Creating Industrial Capacity: Towards Full Employment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Encyclopaedia entries

  • S.Lee, ‘International political economy: major contemporary themes’ in P.O’Hara (ed), Encyclopedia of Political Economy (London: Routledge, 1999), pp.574-577
  • S.Lee, ‘Advantages of backwardness’ (pp.10-11); ‘Black Wednesday’ (p.87); ‘competitiveness of nations’ (pp.224-227); ‘crisis, global economic’ (pp.257-265); ‘culture, economic role of’ (pp.274-279); ‘deindustrialization’ (pp.296-297); ‘developmental state’ (pp.343-347); ‘East Asian model’ (pp.376-378); ‘economic growth, theories of’ (pp.396-401); ‘economic nationalism’ (pp.408-409); ‘economic policy, national’ (pp.409-410); ‘enterprise culture’ (p.441); ‘Fukuyama, Francis (1952-)’ (pp.578-579); ‘Will Hutton (1950-)’ (pp.701-702); ‘ideologies of political economy’ (pp.704-712); ‘Japanese model’ (pp.855-856); ‘late industrialization’ (pp.902-903); ‘List, Friedrich (1789-1846)’ (pp.944-945); ‘London, City of’ (pp.950-951); ‘Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)’ (p.1023); ‘political culture’ (p.1224-1225); ‘political economy’ (pp.1225-1230); ‘privatization’ (pp.1273-1275); ‘stakeholder economy’ (pp.1458-1459); ‘state, the’ (pp.1462-1469) in R.J.B. Jones (ed), Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2001).
  • S.Lee, ‘Globalization, politics’ (pp.666-667); ‘New Right’ (pp.1131-1132); ‘Thatcher governments’ economic record’ (pp.1641-1642); ‘United Kingdom relative economic decline’ (pp.1713-1714) in J.Michie (ed), Reader’s Guide to The Social Sciences (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001). Served on Editorial Advisory Committee for this project.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • S.Lee, ‘Yorkshire Forward or Backwards? The Limits of "New Regionalism" in the Governance of Yorkshire’ in M. del Piler Gardner, S.Hardy & A.Pike (ed), New Regional Strategies: Devolution, RDAs and Regional Chambers (Seaford: Regional Studies Association, 1999) (1 897721 12 9), pp.57-60
  • S.Lee, ‘The frontiers of enterprise in England: the limits of devolution for the governance of innovation’ in A.Maconochie & S.Hardy (ed), Regionalising the Knowledge Economy (Seaford: Regional Studies Association, 2001) (ISBN 1 897721 18 8), pp.99-101
  • S.Lee, ‘Networking for Innovation: The Competitive Disadvantage of England’ in Institute of Small Business Affairs, Celebrating the Small Business (Durham: Durham University Business School, 1998) (ISBN 1857 371379), pp.1248-1263
  • S.Lee, ‘Englishness in the Political Imagination: Past, Present and Future Approaches’, in C.Hart (ed), Approaches to Englishness: Past, Present and Future (Hart, 2003) (ISBN 0904354563), pp.146-185.

Research

  • Political economy
  • The Politics, Political Economy, Governance and Identity of England
  • Globalization and governance
  • UK Relative Decline and Modernization Programmes
  • UK Politics and Government
  • The Politics of Public Service Reform
  • The Developmental State and The Developmental Market
  • Industrial Policy and Comparative Economic Performance
  • Competitiveness and The Political Economy of Competitive Advantage

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Simon Lee teaches on the following undergraduate modules:

  • 30195 Introduction to The Politics of the World Economy
  • 30010 Understanding America
  • 30065 Understanding States and Markets: Introduction to Political Economy
  • 30029 UK Politics in An Age of Austerity
  • 30918 The World We’re In: Globalization and Democratic Governance in Practice
  • 30069 Long Dissertation
  • 30071 Short Dissertation

Postgraduate Teaching

Simon Lee teaches on the following postgraduate modules:

  • 30980 Political Economy in Perspective
  • 30903 Globalization and Governance in Practice
  • 30144 Political Economy of Development
  • 30998 Dissertation

PhD Supervision

Simon Lee is currently supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Political economy

Simon Lee welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in working in the following areas:

  • Political economy
  • Globalization and governance
  • The Politics of England
  • UK Politics and Government
  • Industrial Policy and Comparative Economic Performance
  • Liberalization, Deregulation and Privatization
  • The Politics of Public Service Reform

Administration

  • Degree Coordinator, MA Global Political Economy
  • Degree Coordinator, MA Globalization and Governance
  • Politics Coordinator, BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Research Committee
  • Faculty Academic Approvals Committee
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies 2007-2014
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Coordinator, 2007-2014
  • Director, Centre for Political Economy, 2007-2015
  • Key Skills Coordinator, 2007-2014
  • Disabilities Tutor 2011-2012
  • Departmental Executive, 2007-2013
  • Undergraduate Committee, 2007-2013
  • Postgraduate Committee, 2007-2013
  • Staff-Student Committee, 2007-2013
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