Researcher

My Expertise

Modern British and Irish history; nationalism and national identity; the history of money and economic history more broadly; and the history of political ideas.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

British history, Economic history, History of economic thought

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Biography

David Blaazer is an historian of modern Britain and Ireland.  His early research was on the non-communist left in Britain and resulted in the publication of The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) and a number of articles on the history of Guild Socialism. He has also published on the Northern Ireland conflict, and on the...view more

David Blaazer is an historian of modern Britain and Ireland.  His early research was on the non-communist left in Britain and resulted in the publication of The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) and a number of articles on the history of Guild Socialism. He has also published on the Northern Ireland conflict, and on the historiography of globalisation. His more recent work is on the history of money in Britain and Ireland. His book, Forging Nations: Currency, Nationality and Power in Britain and Ireland 1603-1931, is currently in press with OUP. He is now working on the rise and fall of Social Democracy in the UK, especially in relation to monetary ideas and financial markets.


My Qualifications

BA PhD (La Trobe)


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

British and Irish History since 1603

History of Money

British Radical and Socialist Movements

Northern Ireland Conflict

 

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Publications

by Associate Professor David Paul Blaazer