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Title The conservatives in crisis : the Tories after 1997 / edited by Mark Garnett and Philip Lynch.

Imprint Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2003.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (viii, 272 pages) : illustrations
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online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The US Republicans: lessons for Conservatives? / Edward Ashbee -- Win or bust: the leadership gamble of William Hague / Mark Garnett -- The Conservative parliamentary party / Philip Crowley and Mark Stuart -- Organisational reform and the extra-parliamentary party / Richard Kelly -- A question of definition? ideology and the Conservative Party, 1997-2001 / Mark Garnett -- Conservative policy under Hague / Peter Dorey -- The Conservatives and Europe, 1997-2001 / Philip Lynch -- The Scottish Conservatives, 1997-2001: from disaster to devolution and beyond / Peter Lynch -- The 2001 general election: so, no change there then? / David Broughton -- The reform of the Conservative Party / Lord Parkinson -- From values to policy: the Conservative challenge / Andrew Lansley MP -- The Conservatives, 1997-2001: a party in crisis? / Ian Taylor MP -- The Conservatives in crisis / Philip Lynch and Mark Garnett.
Summary "The Conservatives in crisis provides a timely and important analysis of the Conservative Party's spell in opposition following the 1997 general election. It includes chapters by leading academic experts on the party and commentaries by three senior Conservative politicians: Lord Parkinson, Andrew Lansley MP and Ian Taylor MP. Having been the dominant force in British politics in the twentieth century, the Conservative Party suffered its heaviest general election defeats in 1997 and 2001. This book explores the party's current crisis and assesses the Conservatives' failure to mount a political recovery under the leadership of William Hague. The Conservatives in crisis includes a detailed examination of the reform of the Conservative Party organisation, changes in ideology and policy, the party's electoral fortunes, and Hague's record as party leader. It also offers an innovative historical perspective on previous Conservative recoveries and a comparison with the revival of the US Republican Party. In the conclusion the editors assess the failures of the Hague period and examine the party's performance under Iain Duncan Smith. The Conservatives in crisis will be essential reading for students of contemporary British politics"--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Conservative Party (Great Britain)
Conservative Party (Great Britain) (OCoLC)fst00564681
Political science.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term Since 1997
Indexed Term Conservative
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Garnett, Mark, 1963-
Lynch, Philip, 1967-
Other Form: Print version: Conservatives in crisis. Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2003 (DLC) 2003058131
ISBN 1423706439 (electronic bk.)
9781423706434 (electronic bk.)
9781847790712 (electronic bk.)
1847790712 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051470915
AU@ 000053241554
DEBBG BV043166330
DEBBG BV044147203
DEBSZ 396432220
DEBSZ 422319317
GBVCP 1003574386
GBVCP 865735956
NZ1 12021200
UKMGB 018370654

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