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David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Gillian Peele and John Francis (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The book explores the process of rebuilding the Conservative Party under David Cameron’s leadership since 2005. It argues that Cameron’s strategy was wide-ranging and multi-faceted and that it ... More


Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Richard Hayton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083167
eISBN:
9781781706107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083167.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Why did it take the Conservative Party so long to recover power? After a landslide defeat in 1997, why was it so slow to adapt, reposition itself and rebuild its support? How did the party leadership ... More


‘Open the eyes of England’: female unionism and conservatism, 1886–1914<sup>1</sup>

Diane Urquhart

in Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994389
eISBN:
9781526132383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994389.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This article considers the rationale for the increasing political presence of women in Britain and Ireland from the late nineteenth century onwards. A key factor was the unforeseen impact of the ... More


Thatcher's legacy: late-twentieth-century conservatism in context

Richard Hayton

in Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083167
eISBN:
9781781706107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083167.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 2 considers the context faced by the Conservative Party upon entering opposition in 1997, following the degeneration of John Major's government and landslide election defeat. This ... More


National identity and the English question

Richard Hayton

in Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083167
eISBN:
9781781706107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083167.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Devolution and immigration present difficult questions for the Conservatives in the politics of nationhood, testing the viability of Thatcherite conceptions of national identity. This chapter ... More


Reconstructed conservatism? ‘Cameronism’ in context

Richard Hayton

in Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083167
eISBN:
9781781706107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083167.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The concluding chapter draws together the findings of the research, briefly reviewing what the book has shown about leadership strategy between 1997 and 2010. The book argues that the ideological ... More


Crossing the Rubicon

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the events that led to Prentice‘s defection to the Conservative Party, and the various reactions it provoked from within the Labour Party. Consideration is given to the various ... More


Introduction

Emily Robinson

in History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics: Past politics and present histories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086311
eISBN:
9781781706138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086311.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, which presents contemporary party politics as ahistorical, it is clear that history remains an ever-present point of reference in political discourse, providing a ... More


Ideology and Temporality

Emily Robinson

in History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics: Past politics and present histories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086311
eISBN:
9781781706138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086311.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The distinction between conservatism and progressivism is often understood as one of temporal perspective, with conservatives looking backwards and progressives forwards. This characterisation is ... More


Constructing a new conservatism? Ideology and values

Richard Hayton

in David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Following three severe election defeats, the Conservatives elected David Cameron as leader on an explicitly modernising platform. His agenda for change encompassed revitalising the party image ... More


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