Professor Peter Preston

 

Professor of Political Sociology

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Peter Preston

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6527

Fax +44 (0)121 414 3496

Email p.w.preston@bham.ac.uk

Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Qualifications

PhD (Leeds)

BA(Hons) (Leeds)

Dip.T.P. (Glos)

Biography

Research and teaching has revolved around the issue of complex change and this has been pursued in the areas of development theory, comparative politics of East Asia and the political culture of Britain.

Teaching

Teaching responsibilities in comparative politics and political economy of East Asia

Research

Research and academic interests

  • Comparative politics of East Asia
  • Political economy of East Asia
  • Political culture of Britain

Current and recent projects

  • Currently researching the national pasts of selected countries in Europe and East Asia
  • Recently completed work on the philosophy of social science
  • Recently completed work on the political-culture of Englishness

Publications

Preston, P. (2010) National Pasts in Europe and East Asia, London, Routledge Curzon

Preston, P. (2009) Arguments and Actions in Social Theory, London, Palgrave

Preston, P. (2007) Singapore in the Global System: Relationship, Structure and Change, London, Routledge Curzon

Preston, P. (2004) Relocating England: Englishness in the New Europe, Manchester University Press

Preston, P. (2000) Understanding Modern Japan: A Political Economy of Development, Culture and Global Power, London, Sage

Preston, P. (1998) Pacific Asia in the Global System, Oxford, Blackwel

Back to top