The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics

The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics

by David Seawright

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The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics by David Seawright

Won the 2011 Prize for best publication on Conservatives and Conservatism awarded by the specialist group 'Conservatives and Conservatism’ of the UK Political Studies Association.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441123695
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

David Seawright is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds and a co-director of the Members of Parliament Project. His previous works include An Important Matter of Principle and (edited with David Baker) Britain for and Against Europe?

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 Introduction: One Nation, Food for Thought 1

The Chapters and the Thesis 2

Mythical Origins: Disraeli on England 4

The Myth Incarnate 8

Blue Moods and Blackballs 13

The Context of Influence 17

Chapter 2 Ethos and Doctrine in the Conservative Party 24

Conservative Ideology 26

Conservative Principles 31

Political Recrudescence 37

Chapter 3 The Thracian Boxer and Ideological Movement 45

The Pamphlets: "Let the Dog See the Rabbit" 48

Forecast Is for Dry to Wet, Then Dry Again 52

Mapping Conservative Policy Preferences 54

Appendix to Chapter Three 65

Chapter 4 Skilled Propaganda from Ill-intentioned "Friends" 71

A Great Moving Left Show 75

Retrospective Procrustean Polemics 79

Concessionary Conservatism 83

Chapter 5 Factions, Tendencies and "Bondstones"? 92

Postwar: Reform and/or Progress? 95

No Turning Back to PEST 101

Conservative Typologies: Toward "Topsy" Dimensions 105

"Bondstone Groups" 109

Chapter 6 One Nation, but Which? 119

The Devolution Dilemma of a Rebounding "Scottish Card" 120

The "English Question" 126

Civis Britannicus Sum? 129

Cameron's One Nation Conundrum 134

Chapter 7 "One Europe or No Nation"? 141

The Party of Europe and "One Europe"? 144

Merchant Shipping with a Malign Form of Maastricht 149

The Euro-Ratchet Halted or Withdrawal? 154

Chapter 8 Conclusion: Further Refreshment at the Springs of Doctrine 162

Back to the Future: The Responsible Society 167

In Conclusion: Cameron Conservatism 172

Bibliography 181

Index 191

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