Staff Profile: Dr Christopher Norton

Name Dr Christopher Norton
Role Senior Lecturer in History and Politics
School

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel.

01902 323461

Email

C.Norton@wlv.ac.uk

Address

Mary Seacole Building (MH131)
Nursery Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1AD

Areas of expertise

Irish history/politics

Summary

Dr Christopher Norton is Senior Lecturer in History and Politics based at Wolverhampton City Campus.  The main focus of his research is on the history and politics of Northern Ireland.  In particular he is interested in developments in constitutional politics (nationalist, unionist, leftist, liberal) in the period prior to the outbreak of the Troubles and in the related issue of the potential for political accommodation in Northern Ireland. 

Qualifications

  • PhD., University of Ulster
  • MA Political Sociology, Leeds University
  • BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy, Ulster Polytechnic

Teaching interests

British politics; Cold War history; Terrorism; Northern Ireland politics; Irish history; Counter-terrorism

Research interests

The main focus of Dr Norton’s research is on the history and politics of Northern Ireland.  In particular he is interested in developments in constitutional politics (Nationalist, Unionist, leftist, liberal) in the period immediately prior to the outbreak of the ‘Troubles ‘ in Northern Ireland.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of The Political Studies Association of Ireland
  • Member of The Political Studies Association

Selected publications

The Politics of Constitutional Nationalism in Northern Ireland 1932-1970: between grievance and reconciliation (Manchester University Press, 2014)
‘L’effondrement de la Gauche démocratique en Irlande ou la fin d’une survivance post-communiste’ in Patrick Moreau and Uwe Backes (eds), Communisme et postcommunisme en Europe 1990 - 2014, (Paris, éditions Vendémaires, 2014)
‘Jack Macgougan (1913-1999)’ in D Howell & K Gildart (eds), Dictionary of Labour Biography: Volume XIII (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
‘Creating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34’ in A O’Day and NC Fleming (eds) Ireland and Anglo-Irish Relations Since 1800: Critical Essays, Volume III: From the Treaty to 2006 (Ashgate, 2008)
‘The Internment of Cahir Healy MP, Brixton Prison July 1941- December 1942’, Twentieth Century British History,  Vol. 18, Issue 2, 2007