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Lord Maurice Glasman, Baron of Stoke Newington, and Stamford Hill

Professor in Politics and International Relations

Lord Maurice Glasman, Baron of Stoke Newington, and Stamford Hill

About Research


Lord Glasman is a political theorist, academic, social commentator, and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is also the director of the Common Good Foundation.

Prior to becoming a peer, he worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. He is widely known for establishing “Blue Labour”, a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups.

Lord Glasman joined St Mary’s in September 2021 and teaches throughout the (BA) Politics and International Relations and (MA) Diplomacy and International Relations programmes.


Research profile

Selected list of publications:

  • Maurice Glasman (2022). Blue Labour: The Politics of the Common Good. Polity.
  • Maurice Glasman; Jonathan Rutherford; Marc Stears; Stuart White, eds. (2011). The Labour Tradition and the Politics of Paradox: The Oxford London Seminars 2010-11. The Oxford-London Seminars. Soundings Journal.
  • Maurice Glasman (5 January 2012). "Ed Miliband must trust his instincts and stand up for real change". New Statesman.
  • —— (1 November 2012). "Blue Labour and Labour History". Anglia Ruskin University, Labour History Research Unit.
  • —— (3 May 2013). "Catholic Social Teaching as Political Economy". Centre for Catholic Studies and University College Durham University.
  • —— (Winter 2010). "Labour as a radical tradition”. Soundings, Number 46. pp. 31–41.
  • —— (8 November 2008). "The Secret of Obama's success".
  • —— (4 February 2006). "Losing Your Rag".
  • —— (1996). Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia. Verso.
  • —— (May–June 1994). "The Great Deformation: Polanyi, Poland, and the Terrors of Planned Spontaneity". New Left Review.

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