Dr Danny Rye


Website: dannyrye.com

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Liverpool Hope University

Innovative, award-winning political scientist / political theorist; practitioner of high quality teaching and sophisticated, engaged research. Particular interests in theories of power especially related to political organisations and engagement; political parties and the British Labour Party.

Winner of the Political Studies Association Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory (See story and citation here).

Teaching interests include British Politics and Policy, Political Theory and Political Sociology, Research Methodologies.

Latest article:

Why Carswell and Brand are both wrong about British Politics for opendemocracy.net 11 December 2014

Link to Research Profile at Birkbeck

LinkedIn Profile

Recent Writing, Publications and other Projects:


Rye, D. (2014) Political Parties and the Concept of Power (Basingstoke: Palgrave).

Journal Articles:

Rye, D. (2015) ‘The Analysis of Power in Organisations with Social and Political Goals’ in Journal of Political Power (forthcoming)
Rye, D. (2014) ‘Political Parties and Power: A New Framework for Analysis’ in Political Studies (published online 9 June 2014).

Journal Articles in Preparation:

Partnership in Power? Labour Party Reform and Membership Empowerment
The Renewal of Parties? Mapping Contemporary Challenges (with Katharine Dommett)
Discipline and Process: Bio-Power and Governmentality in Contemporary Political Parties


Rye, D. (2014) ‘Roberto Michels’ in Gibbons, M. (ed) The Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Oxford: Blackwell).

  • Work
    • Lecturer, Researcher, Writer
  • Education
    • BA (Hons) (Sussex), MSc (London), PhD (London)