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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


Gambling with the electorate: The Conservatives in government

Nicholas Allen

in None past the post: Britain at the polls, 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526133281
eISBN:
9781526138828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter charts the story of the Conservatives in government between 2015 and 2017. It examines why David Cameron called a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, why Theresa ... More


Into the Twenty-First Century: Progress?

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Labour won the 1997 election. Attacks on lone mothers ceased. Benefits, assistance into work and training, and availability of childcare gradually improved, as did the employment situation and the ... More


Conservative social policy: from conviction to coalition

Bochel Hugh

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the development of Conservative Party social policy while in opposition and the challenges posed to the Conservatives by New Labour governments. It shows the degree to which ... More


The same old 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/9781847428547.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

The Conservatives in the 1970s and 2010 called for change, but they did this without articulating an overarching vision. It has also been observed that the Conservatives in 1976 and 2010 sought to ... More


The oratory of David Cameron

Tim Bale

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses the oratory and rhetoric of David Cameron in relation to seven exemplars. Firstly, Cameron’s his to the Conservative Party Conference in 2005; secondly, his first appearance at ... More


Introduction

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/9781847428547.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book focuses on the Conservative party, led new Prime Minister David Cameron, who was elected in May 2010. The formation of a new government after 13 years of opposition can be signalled as a ... More


Conservative policy and the family

Paul Daniel

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/9781847424334.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter suggests that family policy is one aspect of social policy where the coalition with the Liberal Democrats may push the Conservatives in a more socially liberal direction. It first ... More


A new moral agenda? Social liberalism and traditionalism

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/9780719083167.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 6 examines party policy and rhetoric on social, sexual and moral issues between 1997 and 2010. It focuses on the Conservative approach to gay rights (notably the disputes over Section 28 and ... More


From Blair to Brown to Cameron and Clegg: 2005–10 and After

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 2005–10 and onwards. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 2010 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. It describes the demise ... More


Concluding Thoughts: British Foreign Policy and the Special Relationship in the Cameron Era and Beyond

Simon Tate

in A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book's conclusion argues that David Cameron's government must re-evaluate Britain's geopolitical relationship with American (and European) governments. Outlining the implications for British ... More


The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Peter King

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Does the coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ ... 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


Brown and Cameron: Opening the Door Marked ‘Exit’, 2007–2016

Stephen Wall

in Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840671
eISBN:
9780191876318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840671.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

As Prime Minister, Gordon Brown practised a form of muscular inter-governmentalism, often creating largely invented conflicts with EU partners to demonstrate toughness. He played a positive role in ... 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


The ‘Big Society’: Conservative political philosophy and its implications for policing

Timothy Brain

in A Future for Policing in England and Wales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684458
eISBN:
9780191807497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684458.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the ‘Big Society’ policy used by David Cameron and the Conservative Party during the 2010 General Elections and its implications for British law enforcement. It introduces the ... More


Conservative health policy: change, continuity and policy influence

Rob Baggott

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/9781847424334.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the health policy of the Conservative Party. First, it describes the theories of party politics that have some utility in explaining policy change and continuity. In ... More


Conclusion: Multiculturalism, Britishness and Muscular Liberalism

Lasse Thomassen

in British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422659
eISBN:
9781474435284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Conclusion looks at David Cameron and his speeches on terrorism, immigration, liberalism and Britishness to illustrate the points made throughout the book. Together the analyses and discussions ... More


EU enlargement and the freedom of movement: imagined communities in the Conservative Party’s discourse on Europe (1997–2016)

Marlene Herrschaft-Iden

in The road to Brexit: A cultural perspective on British attitudes to Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145086
eISBN:
9781526155559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145093.00011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The freedom of movement within the EU continues to be a hotly contested topic in British politics. This chapter argues that this debate is closely connected to the enlargement of the European Union – ... 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


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