Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government

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Timothy Heppell, David Seawright
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 7, 2012 - Political Science - 268 pages
Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Understanding Conservative Modernisation
16
3 The Conservative Election Campaign
32
4 The Conservatives and the Electorate
44
5 Economic Policy
59
6 European Policy
74
7 Immigration Policy
89
8 Territorial Politics
105
11 Women and Feminisation
149
Ideological Coherence?
166
13 Coalition Cohesion
181
14 David Cameron as Prime Minister
194
15 Labour in Opposition
209
16 Conclusion
224
Bibliography
239
Index
262

9 Foreign Policy
121
10 Fixing Broken Britain
136

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TIM BALE Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, Sussex University, UK VALERIE BRYSON Professor of Politics, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK CHRISTOPHER BRYNE British Politics PhD Student, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK DAVID DENVER Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University, UK EMMA FOSTER Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK ANDREW GAMBLE Fellow of Queens' College, University of Cambridge, UK JAMES HAMPSHIRE Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, Sussex University, UK RICHARD HAYTON Senior Lecturer in Politics, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology at the University of Huddersfield, UK TIMOTHY HEPPELL Lecturer in British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK MICHAEL HILL Lecturer in British Politics, School of Education of Social Science, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) UK VICTORIA HONEYMAN Lecturer in British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, UK PETER KERR Senior Lecturer in British Politics, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK PHILIP LYNCH Senior Lecturer in British Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK STUART MCANULLA Lecturer in British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK LORD PHILIP NORTON Professor of British Politics and Director of Centre for Legislative Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull, UK NICK RANDALL Senior Lecturer in British Politics at Newcastle University, UK DAVID SEAWRIGHT Senior Lecturer in British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, UK KEVIN THEAKSTON Professor of British Government, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, UK