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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


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