Dr David S. Moon
A lecturer in politics researching post-devolution UK politics, rhetoric and oratory, and ideology and power relations in multi-level political institutions.
Lecturer in Politics BA, MA, PhD
Admissions Tutor for Politics courses
Director of StudiesBA (Hons) Language and Politics (years 1/2) BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics (years 1/2) BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations(years 1/2)
1 West North 4.1
+44 (0) 1225 386876
Membership and Roles
- Convener of the PSA Politics and History specialist group
- Member of the PSA Rhetoric and Politics specialist group
- Member of the GW4 Modern British history and Politics group
- Member of the Network for Oratory and Politics (NOP)
- Member of the Politics beyond the Mainstream Research Group (University of Bath)
In the media
- Why the rise of UKIP is a significant threat to Welsh Labour
- A political party is threatening the union - and it’s not the SNP
- Show us the Money: the St David’s Day Deal, or No Deal
- English Votes for English Laws: Why Politicians should not “Bring it On!”
- Labour Conference: Playing things Safe, but not Sound
- How Scottish referendum could push English politics to the right
Dr Moon joined the Department in 2013 as Lecturer in Politics, prior to this he lectured at the University of Liverpool. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Sheffield.
He is Director of Studies for undergraduate programmes in politics (years 1/2).
Dr Moon currently works on various project related to post-devolution UK politics, political rhetoric and oratory, and the study of ideological struggle within multi-levelled political parties.
He is Reviews Editor for Parliamentary Affairs.
- Devolution in the United Kingdom
- British politics and parties
- Institutionalist theory
- Political rhetoric and oratory
- Post-structuralist and agonist theory
- The study of ideology
- PL10967: Introduction to politics: theory and analysis
- PL20970: Political theory
- PL30882: The disunited kingdom: devolution and the end of British politics
- PL30902: Contemporary critical thinkers: theory and praxes
Moon, D. S., 2014. Rhetoric and devolution:Time and Space in Welsh Labour Rhetoric on Devolution. In: Atkins, J., Finlayson, A., Martin, J. and Turnbull, N., eds. Rhetoric in British Politics and Society. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87-100.
Moon, D. and Evans, T., 2016. Forthcoming. Welsh devolution and the problem of legislative competence. British Politics
Moon, D. S., 2016. 'We’re Internationalists, not Nationalists’:the political ramifications of Welsh Labour’s internal power struggle over the ‘One Wales’ coalition in 2007. Contemporary British History, 30 (2), pp. 281-302.
Moon, D. S. and Bratberg, Ø., 2014. Why the Welsh said yes, but the Northerners no:the role of political parties in consolidating territorial government. Contemporary British History, 28 (3), pp. 318-340.
Moon, D. S., 2013. Autonomy and alienated subjectivity:A re-reading of Castoriadis, through Zizek. Subjectivity, 6 (4), pp. 424-444.
Moon, D. S., 2013. Rhetoric and policy learning:On Rhodri Morgan's 'Clear Red Water' and 'Made in Wales' health policies. Public Policy and Administration, 28 (3), pp. 306-323.
Moon, D. S., 2013. `Tissue on the bones':Towards the development of a post-structuralist institutionalism. Politics, 33 (2), pp. 112-123.
Moon, D. S., 2013. Welsh Labour in power:‘One Wales’ vs. ‘One Nation’? Renewal, 21 (1), pp. 77-86.
Flinders, M. and Moon, D. S., 2011. The problem of letting go:The `Big Society', accountable governance and 'the curse of the decentralising minister'. Local Economy, 26 (8), pp. 652-662.
Moon, D. S. and Bratberg, Ø., 2010. Conceptualising the multi-level party:Two complementary approaches. Politics, 30 (1), pp. 52-60.
Moon, D., 2016. The same, but different:Wales and the debate over EU membership. Open Democracy
Cutts, D. and Moon, D., 2015. Why the rise of UKIP is a significant threat to Welsh Labour. Open Democracy