PhD, Government (Manchester)
MA, Parties and Elections (Keele)
BSc, Politics and Psychology, Dual Honours (Keele)
Bottom, K. Copus, C. (2011) ‘The BNP in local government: Support for the far-right or for community politics?, N. Copsey and G. Macklin (eds.) New Perspectives on the BNP, Routledge.
Clark A. Colin Copus, C. and Bottom, K. (2008) ‘Multi-party politics in England: small parties, independents, and political associations in English local politics’, M. Reiser, E. Holtmann, Farewell to the party model? Independent local lists in east and west European countries, London Manchester: Urban and Regional Research International, 11, series editors, H. Wollmann, H. Baldersheim, P. John, 553-276.
Peer reviewed articles
Bottom, K. Crow, A. (2011) ‘Mob rule? Two cases studies of how single-issue organisations became the ruling party on council’, Local Government Studies, 37, (2): 219-241.
Bottom, K. Copus, C. (2011 )‘Motivations for serving on council: independents versus the mainstream’, Public Policy and Administration, (26) 279-305.
Clark, A. Bottom, K. and Copus, C. (2008) ‘More similar than they would like to admit? Contemporary political ideologies and the rise of the British National Party and Respect in Britain’, British Politics, 3, (4): 511-534.
Bottom K. Sloan, L. ‘A Tale of Three Boroughs - Electoral History and Minor Party Contestation in London’, Local Government Studies, November 2013.
Bottom. K. Reiser, M. ‘Still want to party? An assessment of party politicisation in Directly Elected Mayoral authorities in England and Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia’, for submission to Public Money and Management, special issue on directly elected mayors, December, 2013.
With John Raine and John Cade, (2013), Review, Plymouth City Council Constitution.