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‘Good solid Conservatism’: Theresa May’s ‘doctrine’ and her approach to the welfare state

Robert M. Page

Catherine Needham, Elke Heins, and James Rees (eds)

in Social Policy Review 30: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447349990
eISBN:
9781447350026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349990.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores Theresa May’s brand of Conservatism and her approach towards the welfare state since she unexpectedly became Prime Minister in June 2016. It is argued that her self-ascription ... 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


The Negotiations

Emily Jones

in The Law & Politics of Brexit: Volume II: The Withdrawal Agreement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198848356
eISBN:
9780191882883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848356.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter analyses the politics of the Brexit negotiations and shows how the UK government’s failure to manage the fraught domestic politics posed a major constraint and challenge to the ... More


The Conservative ‘Territorial Code’ under Strain

Richard Hayton

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that since returning to power at Westminster in 2010, Conservative statecraft has broadly followed Jim Bulpitt’s ‘territorial code’ schema. However, it also suggests this has come ... More


From Thatcher to May and beyond: Women in British politics

Meryl Kenny

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/9781526133281.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the place of women in British politics and how it has changed since the election of Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. It examines how the issue of ... More


A coalition of chaos: Where next?

Rosie Campbell

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/9781526133281.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter takes stock of the post-election landscape. It describes how the Conservatives and Prime Minister Theresa May emerged from the 2017 general election as a minority government and ... More


Epilogue: ‘Mummy Maybot’: a new age of authoritarian neoliberalism

Tracey Jensen

in Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447325055
eISBN:
9781447325109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325055.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book has examined the good parenting scripts emerging from popular culture, policy discussion, public debate and across media, and how these scripts have championed affluent, ambitious and ... More


Rejection, Revision, and Approval of the Withdrawal Package

Michael Dougan

in The UK's Withdrawal from the EU: A Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198833475
eISBN:
9780191871924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833475.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter explores the process by which the UK Government led by Theresa May sought but ultimately failed to secure parliamentary approval for its proposed Withdrawal Package in accordance with ... More


Rewriting political mythology in 2017

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The rereading of Minority Governments in 1970s Britain, through declassified papers and a wide range of publicly available sources, provides an invaluable perspective on subsequent British political ... More


The Foreign Policy of Nostalgia

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù

in Anglo Nostalgia: The Politics of Emotion in a Fractured West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190068936
eISBN:
9780190099619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068936.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The politics of nostalgia worked its magic in the context of the Brexit referendum, where a single Yes or No vote was needed to make a difference, but it was hardly enough to manage the ... More


Legal and Political Factors at Work Within the Article 50 TEU Process

Michael Dougan

in The UK's Withdrawal from the EU: A Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198833475
eISBN:
9780191871924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833475.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter explores the legal and political factors that decisively shaped the conduct of the EU–UK Brexit negotiations under Article 50 TEU. As concerns the EU, those factors include: the ... More


Framing the Article 50 TEU Negotiations and Agreeing the First Withdrawal Package

Michael Dougan

in The UK's Withdrawal from the EU: A Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198833475
eISBN:
9780191871924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833475.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the most important of the decisions relating to Brexit under Article 50 TEU: those concerning the basic scope, sequence and timing of EU–UK negotiations; which in turn ... More


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