Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition Since 1867

Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition Since 1867

by Anthony Seldon, S. Ball (Editor)


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Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition Since 1867 by Anthony Seldon

The Conservative Party's periods in opposition have been of crucial importance. They have seen major changes in direction, and often been the springboard for recovering power. There have also been leadership crises and bitter divisions, and recovery was never inevitable. In the first study to examine the topic as a whole, leading authorities present new evidence and interpretations. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Conservative Party and of opposition in modern British politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403932426
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

STUART BALL is Reader in History at the University of Leicester. His publications include Baldwin and the Conservative Party (1988), The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902-1951 (1995), Winston Churchill (2003), and (with Anthony Seldon) Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900 (1994).

ANTHONY SELDON is the Founding Director of the Institute of Contemporary British History and Headmaster of Brighton College, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Conservatives in Opposition; S.Ball & A.Seldon The Disraelian Achievement: 1868-1874; A.Hawkins A New Style and Content: 1880-1885 and 1886; D.Steele Opposition from Strength: 1892-1895; D.Steele Faction and Failure: 1905-1910; F.Coetzee The Constitution in Suspense:1911-1915; D.Dutton Democracy and the Rise of Labour: 1924 and 1929-1931; S.Ball The New Conservatism? 1945-1951; D.Willetts Planning for Power: 1964-1970; M.Garnett The Making of Thatcherism: 1974-1979; D.Kavanagh The Conservatives in Opposition since 1997; A.Seldon

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