Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr David S. Moon

A Senior lecturer in politics researching post-devolution UK politics, rhetoric and oratory, and ideology and power relations in multi-level political institutions.

David Moon

Senior Lecturer in Politics BA, MA, PhD
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)

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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.

Research interests

  • Devolution in the United Kingdom
  • British politics and parties
  • Institutionalist theory
  • Political rhetoric and oratory
  • Post-structuralist and agonist theory
  • The study of ideology



Crines, A. S., Moon, D. S. and Lehrman, R., eds., 2016. Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama. Palgrave Macmillan. (Rhetorics, Politics and Societies)

Book Sections

Moon, D., 2017. Red Dragon FM:Carwyn Jones's 'Welsh Labour Rhetoric'. In: Atkins, J. and , J. G., eds. Voices of the UK Left. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 123-146.

Moon, D., 2016. Harold Wilson and devolution. In: Crines, A. and Hickson, K., eds. Harold Wilson. London, U. K.: Biteback.

Moon, D., 2016. The Oratory of John Edwards. In: Crines, A., Moon, D. and Lehrman, R., eds. Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 171-192.

Moon, D. S., 2015. The Oratory of Neil Kinnock. In: Crines, A. and Hayton, R., eds. Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 125-140.

Moon, D. S., 2015. The Oratory of Barbara Castle. In: Crines, A. and Hayton, R., eds. Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 62-75.

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. S., 2013. A Democratic Socialist Case For The Union. In: Hattersley, R. and Hickson, K., eds. The Socialist Way. I. B. Tauris, pp. 112-121.


Moon, D. and Evans, T., 2017. Welsh devolution and the problem of legislative competence. British Politics, 12 (3), pp. 335-360.

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.

Non-academic press

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


Mondon, A. and Moon, D., 2017. Populismus map - United Kingdom. Populismus.

Moon, D., 2015. Review of 'Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj' by Nadya Tolokonnikova & Slavoj Žižek in ID: International Dialogue, 5.Vol. 5.

Moon, D., 2009. Review of 'Clear Red Water: Welsh Devolution and Socialist Politics' by Nick Davies & David Williams in Renewal, 17.Vol. 17.

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