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Title Leaders of the opposition : from Churchill to Cameron / edited by Timothy Heppell
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
Contents Introduction; T. Heppell -- Winston Churchill 1945-1951; K. Theakston -- Clement Attlee 1951-1955; V. Honeyman & T. Heppell -- Hugh Gaitskell 1955-1963; T. Heppell -- Harold Wilson 1963-1964 and 1970-1974; P. Dorey -- Alec Douglas-Home 1964-1975; M. Hill -- Edward Heath 1965-1970 and 1974-1975; M. Garnett -- Margaret Thatcher 1975-1979; P. Norton -- James Callaghan 1979-1980; S. Meredith -- Michael Foot 1980-1983; E. Gouge -- Neil Kinnock 1983-1992; S. Griffiths -- John Smith 1992-1994; M. Stuart -- Tony Blair 1994-1997; S. McAnulla -- William Hague 1997-2001; N. Fletcher -- Iain Duncan Smith 2001-2003; R. Hayton -- Michael Howard 2003-2005; M. Garnett -- David Cameron 2005-2010; T. Bale -- Conclusion; T. Heppell -- Bibliography
Introduction / Timothy Heppell -- Winston Churchill, 1945-1951 / Kevin Theakston -- Clement Attlee, 1951-1955 / Victoria Honeyman and Timothy Heppell -- Hugh Gaitskell, 1955-1963 / Timothy Heppell -- Harold Wilson, 1963-1964 and 1970-1974 / Peter Dorey -- Alec Douglas-Home, 1964-1965 / Michael Hill -- Edward Heath, 1965-1970 and 1974-1975 / Mark Garnett -- Margaret Thatcher, 1975-1979 / Philip Norton -- James Callaghan 1979-1980 / Stephen Meredith -- Michael Foot, 1980-1983 / Ed Gouge -- Neil Kinnock, 1983-1992 / Simon Griffiths -- John Smith, 1992-1994 / Mark Stuart -- Tony Blair, 1994-1997 / Stuart McAnulla -- William Hague, 1997-2001 / Nigel Fletcher -- Iain Duncan Smith, 2001-2003 / Richard Hayton -- Michael Howard, 2003-2005 / Mark Garnett -- David Cameron, 2005-2010 / Tim Bale -- Conclusion / Timothy Heppell
Summary Political journalists often refer to Leader of the Opposition as the hardest job in politics, and yet despite this opposition studies has been largely neglected by political academics. To address this gap, this edited book brings together a team of leading British Politics experts to evaluate the performance of each Leader of the Opposition in the post-war era. Each Leader of the Opposition from Churchill to Cameron is assessed in terms of their proficiency as public communicators; their effectiveness in constructing viable public policy platforms; their abilities in party management and their emotional intelligence or how they coped with the demands of the role. Through these evaluations conclusions are drawn on how Leaders of the Opposition are increasingly less experienced when acquiring the position and how in the era of valence politics expectations of them as Leader are higher and tolerance of failure is lower
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Großbritannien Parliament House of Commons
Political parties -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Opposition (Political science) -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Political leadership -- Great Britain -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Leadership.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
Opposition (Political science)
Political leadership.
Political parties.
Politics and government
Oppositionsführer
Opposition.
Politische Führung.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Great Britain.
Grossbritannien.
Genre/Form Case studies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Heppell, Timothy
ISBN 9780230369009
0230369006