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David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Gillian Peele and John Francis


The book explores the process of rebuilding the Conservative Party under David Cameron’s leadership since 2005. It argues that Cameron’s strategy was wide-ranging and multi-faceted and that it evolved through several stages from a coherent programme of explicit modernisation into a more diffuse set of reforms. This development was partly a result of changed thinking within the Party and partly because of the pressure of external events, especially the 2008 global financial crisis and the demands of coalition government between 2010 and 2015. It traces the different elements of the renewal stra ... More

Keywords: Cameron, leadership, Conservatism, modernisation, renewal, ideological reconstruction, electoral appeal, internal opposition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784991531
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Peele, editor
Lady Margret Hall, Oxford

John Francis, editor
Univeristy of Utah

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