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The Evolution of Conservative Party Social Policy

Authors: Williams, B.

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This book addresses how the Conservative Party has re-focused its interest in social policy. Analysing to what extent the Conservatives have changed within this particular policy sphere, the book explores various theoretical, social, political, and electoral dimensions of the subject matter.

About the authors

Dr Ben Williams is a Politics Tutor at the University of Salford. He completed his PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2013 and has contributed to a range of books, magazines, blogs and journals covering British politics. He contributed a chapter to 'Retrieving the Big Society' (2012), and his expertise covers British political parties, political theory and ideology.

Reviews

'Ben Williams' insightful text offers a vital contribution towards understanding the extent to which, after five years in government, the 'progressive' and 'liberal' 'new conservatism' that emphasises social justice, articulated by the Conservative Party under David Cameron, has been grounded in a consistent and coherent social policy agenda, or was merely bold rhetoric.'

David S. Moon, Lecturer in Politics, University of Bath, UK

'As part of his modernising project David Cameron pledged to fix Britain's 'broken society' and create a 'Big Society'. In this insightful new study Ben Williams investigates the origins of these ideas, how far they were implemented, and the conflicts around them. It is essential reading for understanding this key episode in the development of modern Conservatism.'

Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge, UK

'Dr Ben Williams has produced an impressive account of the evolution of the Conservative Party's thinking on social policy. He rightly identifies the key influences on, and developments within, Conservative Party thought and how it has shaped the Party's social policy in government since 2010. I highly recommend this book to academic researchers and students alike.'

Kevin Hickson, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction and background

    Williams, Ben

    Pages 1-7

  • Ideological influences on Conservative Party social policy

    Williams, Ben

    Pages 8-26

  • The ‘New Right’ and its impact on Conservative social policy

    Williams, Ben

    Pages 27-53

  • Conservatism and social justice in theory

    Williams, Ben

    Pages 54-77

  • Social policy case study 1: Modern Conservatism, practical social justice and welfare reform

    Williams, Ben

    Pages 78-99

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $100.00
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Conservative Party Social Policy
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44581-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137445810
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44580-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49587-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 248
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