David Blaazer

Deputy Dean

David Blaazer is an historian of modern Britain and Ireland.  His early research was on the non-communist left in Britain and resulted in the publication of The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) and a number of articles on the history of Guild Socialism. His current research is towards a book on currency, power and national identity in Britain and Ireland since 1603, a topic on which he has published a number of articles and given numerous papers at international conferences. He has also published on the Northern Ireland conflict, and on the historiography of globalisation. 


Blaazer D, 2002, The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition, Cambridge University Press
Book Chapters
Blaazer DP, 2015, 'Bloody Sunday: Politics, Truth and Justice in the Widgery and Saville Inquiries', in Lovell DW (ed.), INVESTIGATING OPERATIONAL INCIDENTS IN A MILITARY CONTEXT: LAW, JUSTICE, POLITICS, edn. International Humanitarian Law Series, Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 31 - 49, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000356160800003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
Blaazer DP; Henry RL, 2013, 'UNSW Canberra: a university within a university', in Henry RL; Marshall SJ; Ramburuth P (ed.), Improving Assessment in Higher Education, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 263 - 279,
Journal articles
Blaazer D, 2020, 'Review of Money: Myths Truths and Alternatives, by Mary Mellor, and Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists who Built Cryptocurrency, by Finn Brunton', AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES REVIEW, pp. 251 - 258
Blaazer DP, 2016, 'Mainstreaming money: perspectives on currency in the history of the British Isles', History Australia, vol. 13, pp. 52 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2016.1156158
Blaazer D, 2015, 'Sharks and Shylocks: Englishness and otherness in popular discourse on ‘the City’ 1870–1914', National Identities, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14608944.2014.995158
Blaazer DP, 2014, 'Progressivism: an idea whose time has gone?', Political Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 6 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12040
Blaazer DP, 2007, 'Globalization, Markets and Historiographical Perspectives', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 42(3), pp. 505 - 514
Blaazer DP, 2005, 'Not Only Patriotism but Self-Interest: War, Money and Finance in British Public Discourse, 1914-1925', War and Society, vol. 23, pp. 1 - 12
Blaazer DP, 2005, 'Finance and the end of appeasement: The Bank of England, the National Government and the Czech Gold', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 40, pp. 25 - 40
Blaazer DP, 2002, 'Sterling Identities', History Today, vol. 52, pp. 12 - 18
Blaazer DP, 2000, 'Guild Socialists After Guild Socialism: the Workers` Control Groups and the House of Industry League', Twentieth Century British History, pp. 135 - 155
Blaazer DP, 1999, 'Reading the Notes : Thoughts on the Meaning of British Paper Money', Humanities Research, vol. 1, pp. 39 - 54
Blaazer DP, 1999, 'Devalued and Dejected Britons` : the Pound in Public Discourse in the Mid 1960s', History Workshop Journal, pp. 121 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hwj/1999.47.121
Blaazer DP, 1998, 'Guild Socialism and the Historians', Australian Journal of Politics and History, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8497.00001
BLAAZER DP, 1991, 'SOCIALISM, RADICALISM, AND NOSTALGIA - SOCIAL CRITICISM IN BRITAIN, 1775-1830 - STAFFORD,W', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 37, pp. 139 - 140, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1991HB51000028&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a