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Dr Peter Hayes

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Senior Lecturer in Politics

My main teaching and research interests are in ideology.

Teaching and supervision

I am Programme Leader for BA Politics and History and Subject Leader for Politics in the Combined Subjects programme. My Politics teaching includes:

  • Democracy and Tyranny
  • European Political Ideas
  • Protest and Terror
  • Mass Movements and Ideologies
  • Dissertation Module

    My History teaching includes:
  • History special project
  • Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective
  • Revolution in Science and Art 1870-1920

    I also help to supervise History dissertation students.

Research interests for potential research students

Political theory and ideology
Adoption policy


I have undertaken research into Political Theory and Ideology, including work on Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Karl Marx, Karl Popper and Joseph Conrad.

I have applied my research interests in ideology to areas that include Adoption Policy, East Asian Politics, and to the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.


Number of items: 22.


Hayes, Peter (2017) Commentary: Cognitive, Emotional and Psychosocial Functioning of Girls Treated with Pharmacological Puberty Blockage for Idiopathic Central Precocious Puberty. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings, 8 (44). ISSN 1664-1078

Hayes, Peter and Tan, Tony X. (2016) Timing of Menarche in Girls Adopted from China: a Cohort Study. Child: care, health and development, 42 (6). pp. 859-862. ISSN 1365-2214

Hayes, Peter (2016) Early puberty, medicalisation and the ideology of normality. Women's Studies International Forum, 56. pp. 9-18. ISSN 0277 5395

Hayes, John and Hayes, Peter (2014) Adoption in England:The end of placements dictated by race, culture, religion and language. Family Law, 44. pp. 1288-1298. ISSN 0014-7281

Hayes, Peter (2014) Changing attitudes to transracial adoption in the United Kingdom: two important books. Adoption Quarterly, 17 (2). pp. 158-161. ISSN 1092-6755

Hayes, Peter (2013) International Adoption, "Early" Puberty, and Underrecorded Age. Pediatrics, 131 (6). pp. 1029-1031. ISSN 0031-4005

Hayes, Peter (2011) The Legality and Ethics of Independent Intercountry Adoption Under the Hague Convention. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 25 (3). pp. 288-317. ISSN 1360-9939

Hayes, Peter (2010) Popper's response to Dingle on special relativity and the problem of the observer. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 41. pp. 354-361.

Hayes, Peter (2009) The Ideology of Relativity: The Case of the Clock Paradox. Social Epistemology, 23. pp. 57-78.

Hayes, Peter (2008) Special Adoption in Japan: Its Problems and Prospects. Adoption Quarterly, 11. pp. 81-100.

Hayes, Peter and Kim, Hyang-Eun (2008) Openness in Korean Adoptions: From Family Line to Family Life. Adoption Quarterly, 10. pp. 53-78.

Hayes, Peter (2008) Pirates, Privateers and the Contract Theories of Hobbes and Locke. History of Political Thought, 29 (3). pp. 461-84. ISSN 0143-781X

Hayes, Peter (2007) The Role of International Adoption in Japan's Childcare System. East Asian Review: an annual journal, 11. pp. 25-39. ISSN 1342-8047

Hayes, Peter (2003) Giving due consideration to ethnicity in adoption placements -- a principled approach. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 15 (3). pp. 255-268. ISSN 13588184

Hayes, Peter (2001) Taiwan's 2000 Presidential Election: Why Chen Won. East Asian Review, 5. pp. 57-70. ISSN 13428047

Book Section

Hayes, Peter (2015) Riots in Thatcher's Britain. In: Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 256-269. ISBN 9780230203983

Hayes, Peter (2013) Locke, John. In: Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought. CQ Press. ISBN 9781452234168

Hayes, Peter (2013) Preface. In: Teori & Praksis Sejarah Gagasan. Penerbit Kanisius, Indonesia, pp. 5-6. ISBN 978-979-21-3631-9


Hayes, Peter and Habu, Toshie (2011) Nihon no yōshi engumi : shakaiteki yōgo shisaku no ichizuke to tenbō. Akashi Library (143). Akashi Shoten, Tokyo. ISBN 9784750333502

Hayes, Peter, Habu, Toshie and Yoshida, Katutugu (2009) Taiwan's Long Road to Democracy: Bitter Taste of Freedom. Edward Elgar, England, xxii + 241. ISBN 9781848440784

Hayes, Peter and Habu, Toshie (2006) Adoption in Japan: Comparing Policies for Children in Need. Routledge. ISBN 0415391814


Hayes, Peter (2013) A Q&A with Peter Hayes on international adoption. Oxford University Press.

This list was generated on Sat May 15 05:25:34 2021 BST.
Political theory and ideology
Adoption policy
History and philosophy of science and medicine

Last updated 11 May 2021

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