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Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Anthony Seldon and Stuart Ball

Abstract

The Conservative Party has been the dominant force in twentieth-century British politics. On its own, or as the predominant partner in a coalition, it has held power for more than 60 years since 1900. Despite this, it has been the most neglected and misunderstood of all the main parties. This book attempts to survey the history and politics of the Conservative Party across the whole of the twentieth century, from the ‘Khaki’ election of 1900 to John Major's victory of 1992, and beyond. Traditional boundaries between history and political science have been ignored, with each of the team of cont ... More

Keywords: Conservative Party, British politics, coalition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Seldon, editor
The Institute of Contemporary British History

Stuart Ball, editor
University of Leicester

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Introduction

ANTHONY SELDON, and STUART BALL

1 Conservative Century

ANTHONY SELDON

Part One Composition and Structure

4 Members of Parliament

BYRON CRIDDLE

6 The Party Conferences

RICHARD KELLY

Part Two Policy and Governing

9. The Making of Party Policy

JOHN BARNES, and RICHARD COCKETT

10 The Party and the Civil Service

KEVIN THEAKSTON, and GEOFFREY FRY

Part Three Image and Support

16 The Party and Women

JONI LOVENDUSKI, PIPPA NORRIS, and CATRIONA BURNESS

17 The Party and Religion

PETER CATTERALL