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Title Cameron and the Conservatives : the transition to coalition government / edited by Timothy Heppell and David Seawright
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Contents Introduction; T. Heppell & D. Seawright -- Understanding Conservative Modernisation; C. Byrne, E. Foster & P. Kerr -- The Conservative Election Campaign; D. Seawright -- The Conservatives and the Electorate; D. Denver -- Economic Policy; A. Gamble -- European Policy; P. Lynch -- Immigration Policy; T. Bale & J. Hampshire -- Territorial Politics; N. Randall & D. Seawright -- Foreign Policy; V. Honeyman -- Fixing Broken Britain; R. Hayton -- Women and Feminisation; V. Bryson -- Liberal Conservatism: Ideological Coherence?; S. McAnulla -- Coalition Cohesion; P. Norton -- David Cameron as Prime Minister; K. Theakston -- Labour in Opposition; T. Heppell & M. Hill -- Conclusion; T. Heppell & D. Seawright
Summary This edited volume brings together leading specialists in Conservative Party politics to examine the effectiveness with which the new 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cameron, David, 1966 October 9-
SUBJECT Cameron, David, 1966 October 9- fast
Subject Conservative Party (Great Britain)
SUBJECT Conservative Party (Great Britain) fast
Subject Political parties -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Coalition governments -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Leadership.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Coalition governments
Political parties
Politics and government
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 2007-
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Heppell, Timothy, editor.
Seawright, David, editor.
ISBN 9780230367487