David Cameron and Conservative renewal

The limits of modernisation?

Edited by Gillian Peele and John Francis

David Cameron and Conservative renewal
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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0825-8
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £96.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: November 2016
  • BIC Category: Politics & government, Political parties, Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism, Society & social sciences / Political parties, Society & social sciences / Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies, Political ideologies, Society & social sciences / Politics & government
  • Series: New Perspectives on the Right


Offering a new overview of the Conservative modernisation project, this book assesses the efforts of David Cameron and his colleagues to rebuild the British Conservative Party in the period since 2005.


1. Introduction: the politics of Conservative renewal - Gillian Peele and John Francis
2. David Cameron's leadership and Conservative renewal - Gillian Peele
3. Constructing a new Conservatism? Ideology and values - Richard Hayton
4. Policies under Cameron: modernisation abandoned - Peter Dorey
5. The Conservative Party and a changing electorate - Matthew Burbank and John Francis
6. The parliamentary party - Philip Cowley, Mark Stuart and Tiffany Trenner-Lyle
7. Continuing fault lines and new threats: European integration and the rise of UKIP - Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker
8. The evolving Conservative Party membership - Tim Bale and Paul Webb
9. Conclusion: a limited Conservative renewal? - Gillian Peele and John Francis

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