Catalogue


Cameron and the conservatives : the transition to coalition government /
edited by Timothy Heppell and David Seawright.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xi, 268 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230314104 (hardback), 9780230314108 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0230314104 (hardback)
9780230314108 (hardback)
catalogue key
8378144
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Timothy Heppell is Lecturer in British Politics within the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Choosing the Tory Leader: From Heath to Cameron (2008) and Choosing the Labour Leader: From Wilson to Brown (2010). David Seawright is Senior Lecturer in British Politics within the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics (2010) and An Important Matter of Principle (1999).
Reviews
Review Quotes
'This work is far from being just another assessment of the Coalition's first year in office. In addition to the in-depth examination of Cameron's statecraft strategy, Heppell and Seawright offer a compelling analysis of the Conservative Party's ideological trajectory under Cameron, particularly in relation to a New Labour legacy.' - Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor, Université de Bourgogne, France. 'Packed with authoritative, detailed and insightful accounts, this book gets to the heart of Cameron's Coalition government; its ­­formation, policy and politics. Heppell and Seawright have achieved the best of breadth and depth to illuminate and explain the most important features of this fascinating period of Conservative party politics.' - Jane Green, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, UK
'This work is far from being just another assessment of the Coalition's first year in office. In addition to the in-depth examination of Cameron's statecraft strategy, Heppell and Seawright offer a compelling analysis of the Conservative Party's ideological trajectory under Cameron, particularly in relation to a New Labour legacy.' - Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor, Université de Bourgogne, France.
'This work is far from being just another assessment of the Coalition's first year in office. In addition to the in-depth examination of Cameron's statecraft strategy, Heppell and Seawright offer a compelling analysis of the Conservative Party's ideological trajectory under Cameron, particularly in relation to a New Labour legacy.' - Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor, Université de Bourgogne, France. 'Packed with authoritative, detailed and insightful accounts, this book gets to the heart of Cameron's Coalition government; its ­­formation, policy and politics. Heppell and Seawright have achieved the best of breadth and depth to illuminate and explain the most important features of this fascinating period of Conservative party politics.' - Jane Green, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, UK 'This is an excellent and wide-ranging collection of essays on the Conservatives in opposition and power from 2005-2011 that brings together the expertise of an impressive team of scholars. It will be a key resource for all those seriously interested in the party's development and prospects under David Cameron.' - Paul Webb, Professor of Politics at the Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, UK
"This work is far from being just another assessment of the Coalition's first year in office. In addition to the in-depth examination of Cameron's statecraft strategy, Heppell and Seawright offer a compelling analysis of the Conservative Party's ideological trajectory under Cameron, particularly in relation to a New Labour legacy." - Agnes Alexandre-Collier, Professor, Universite de Bourgogne, France.
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Summaries
Main Description
Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernization strategy; the level of ideological coherence in "liberal conservatism"; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on "New" Labour.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. Topics include the Conservatives' modernisation strategy, the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism', and the impact of the coalition on both a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.
Description for Bookstore
Examines the transition of the Conservative Party to coalition government under the leadership of David Cameron
Long Description
This edited volume brings together leading specialists in Conservative Party politics to examine the effectiveness with which the Cameron led coalition has adapted to the demands of government. While the main focus is on the first year in office, there are insights into why a Conservative modernisation statecraft strategy resulted in a hung Parliament and the need to form a coalition. The coherence of the policy agenda that informs liberal conservatism " is analyzed and the impact of the coalition on party policy across a range of social and foreign areas is examined; including economic, European and immigration policies, as well as territorial politics. The contributors also consider how cohesive and unified the coalition actually is in parliamentary terms and the effectiveness of Cameron as leader and Prime Minister. They also evaluate the impact of the coalition on wider perceptions of party politics and on New " Labour and how it has adapted to opposition.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Conservative Modernisationp. 16
The Conservative Election Campaignp. 32
The Conservatives and the Electoratep. 44
Economic Policyp. 59
European Policyp. 74
Immigration Policyp. 89
Territorial Politicsp. 105
Foreign Policyp. 121
Fixing Broken Britainp. 136
Women and Feminisationp. 149
Liberal Conservatism: Ideological Coherence?p. 166
Coalition Cohesionp. 181
David Cameron as Prime Ministerp. 194
Labour in Oppositionp. 209
Conclusionp. 224
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 262
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