This was mainly based on my 1982 University of Sussex D Phil thesis together with Logie Barrow's work on the Clarion movement on which the account of attempts at ultra-democratic 'Federation' in the trade union movement was based
I edited this book with Richard Pankhurst. There were seven contributions covering many episodes of Pankhurst's life. My own contribution was 'Sylvia Pankhurst and the Russian Revolution;the making of a 'Left-Wing' Communist’
Since the 1970s I have been working – whenever I have had the time (and energy) – on what to me seems a question which is both fascinating and important – the relationship between socialism and democracy in Britain. I say, in Britain, because that's what I've worked on – but, of course, my interest, and the implications of my work are not confined by national boundaries.
Hyndman and the 'Old Guard of the SDF' Social-Democracy with a Hyphen
.....or a similar title - will, I hope, be published in 2021. It will begin with the foundation of the Social-Democratic Federation in 1884 and trace the development of the distinctive version - or versions - of socialism into the First World War and the 1920s.
My review essay "The Rise and Fall of New Labour? A Social Democracy for 21st Century Britain" which discusses Stephen Meredith's Labours Old and New. The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World. British Trade Unions Under New Labour appeared in Labour/Le Travail, (Journal of Canadian Labour Studies, 64 Fall/Automne 2009
Chartist is a well-established journal of democratic socialism published six times a year.
Early in 2014 I was asked by Chartist to write a short article about the First World War a century previously. The original idea was that other people would supply further articles, but as far as I am aware no one did, and in the end I contributed three pieces. Anticipating that others would write on the Left wing opposition to the war, the No Conscription Fellowship, the Union of Democratic Control and other more obvious topics I decided to leave these to them and tackle less well-known aspects of the Left's experience of the war. Doing these articles is what gave me the idea for Drums of Armageddon
THE ILP AND THE LIVING WAGE
This appeared in Chartist 257, July/August 1912 and