- Start date: 1 September 2008
- End date: 31 July 2009
- Funder: Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC)
- Primary investigator: Dr James Rhodes
- Co-investigators: Professor Ian Law
The project involves producing a number of reports and publications based on my PhD research, which used qualitative interviews with both BNP and non-BNP voters to understand, in more detail, the dynamics of the party's breakthrough in Burnley.
There is also an emphasis on presenting findings at conferences and seminars, as well as providing me with the opportunity to carry out some limited additional research to develop some of the arguments within the thesis.
Rhodes, J. (forthcoming in 2009) 'The Political Breakthrough of the BNP - The Case of Burnley', British Politics 4(1).
Rhodes, J. (forthcoming in 2009) 'The Banal National Party: the routine nature of legitimacy', Patterns of Prejudice.