Andrew Gamble is a leading scholar in the fields of British politics and political economy. Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield for many years, in 2007 he joined the Politics Department at the University of Cambridge, where he is now Professor Emeritus. His work has provided deep insights into the nature of British political development over the past forty years by examining the complex interrelation between economics and the state. His oeuvre includes sophisticated analyses of the rise of Thatcherism and the New Right and the historical and ideological context that shaped the decline of the post-war consensus, as well as a focus on developments in modern political ideologies, which has resulted in an important book on Hayek, and studies of contemporary socialism, neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Polity has published his books Politics and Fate, Hayek: The Iron Cage of Liberty and Can the Welfare State Survive?