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The Conservatives in crisis : the Tories after 1997


Garnett, Mark; Lynch, Philip (ed.)

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Abstract '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.
Keywords Great Britain; conservative party; opposition; party; organizational structure; party politics; political program
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Conservative; Tory; Hague
Document language English
Publication Year 2003
Publisher Manchester Univ. Press
City Manchester
Page/Pages X,272 p.
ISBN 978-0-7190-6330-5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works