Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2012

192 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083167

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Reconstructing Conservatism?

The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Richard Hayton

Published by Manchester University Press

New Perspectives on the Right MUP

  • A revealing study of how ideology affects strategic decision making by political actors
  • An essential contribution to the literature on contemporary Conservative politics and British party politics
  • Provides a contextualised understanding of the state of contemporary Conservatism as the Conservative Party returned to government in May 2010
  • This book effectively exposes the nature and limits of Conservative Party modernisation under David Cameron
  • This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Conservative Party leadership strategy between 1997 and 2010, and examines why it took the party so long to recover during that period

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