Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Martin J. Smith, Steve Ludlam
    Pages 1-18
  3. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 19-36
  4. Charles Pattie, Ron Johnston
    Pages 37-62
  5. Patrick Seyd, Paul Whiteley
    Pages 63-85
  6. David Baker, Imogen Fountain
    Pages 86-97
  7. Adam Lent, Matthew Sowemimo
    Pages 121-142
  8. Martin J. Smith
    Pages 143-165
  9. Helen Thompson
    Pages 166-184
  10. Chris Pierson
    Pages 202-221
  11. Stephen George, Mathew Sowemimo
    Pages 244-263
  12. Steve Ludlam, Martin J. Smith
    Pages 264-281
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 282-322

About this book


Contemporary British Conservatism brings together a set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities to provide a broad-ranging assessment of Conservative politics, policy and ideology today. A central concern throughout is to assess the impact of Thatcherism on the party and the extent to which there has been a return to more traditional Conservatism under John Major.


economic policy European Union (EU) government parliament Policy politics social policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Ludlam
    • 1
  • Martin J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

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