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Clear blue water?: The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Robert M. Page

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847429865
eISBN:
9781447304111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book takes an authoritative look at the policies and politics of Britain’s Conservative Party to discover if it has developed a distinctive approach to the post-war welfare state. After ... More


The Conservative Party and the welfare state: clear blue water?

Robert M. Page

in Clear blue water?: The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847429865
eISBN:
9781447304111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429865.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Most Conservatives tend to agree that the welfare state should provide a safety net for those at risk of destitution and that it should not be used as a vehicle for major egalitarian forms of ... More


Remodelling a corporatist health system: change and conservative forces

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter deals with restructuring in Germany's health system which was achieved by means of health policy, provider organisation and the occupational structures of physicians, physiotherapists ... More


Conservatism, the ‘modern’ Conservative Party and the welfare state

Robert M. Page

in Clear blue water?: The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847429865
eISBN:
9781447304111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429865.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores the notion of conservatism in the modern era. Discussion centres on key features of conservatism such as human nature, inequality, tradition, hierarchy, social order, private ... More


The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1945

Robert M. Page

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the longer-term development of Conservative Party thinking. Attention is focused first on the emergence and development of modern One Nation Conservatism from the end of the ... More


Conservative housing policy

Peter Somerville

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes the housing policy of the Conservative Party. The Conservative housing policy has continued to be overshadowed by wider debates about welfare reform and the so-called ‘Big ... More


The idea of conservatism

Peter King

in The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Conservatism is about what is established, taken for granted, and accepted. The simplest definition suggests that conservatives (with a small ‘c’) seek to conserve, aiming to keep things as they are. ... More


The lure of progress

Peter King

in The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Progress is the idea that human society and human beings themselves can improve to a higher stage of development, and if not exactly attain the perfect society, aspires to something near to it. John ... More


The same new Tories

Peter King

in The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Conservatism is seen as an attempt to preserve what is valuable, but the British Conservative party now consider themselves to be both liberal and progressive. Conservative Party leader David Cameron ... More


Owning and using things Introduction

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the conceptual support for the RTB, and considers the nature of conservatism and how this links to property ownership. This shows how the RTB fits into an established set of ... More


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