Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century by E. H. H. GreenIdeologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century by E. H. H. Green

Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

byE. H. H. Green

Paperback | July 5, 2004

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John Stuart Mill described the Conservatives as 'the stupidest party', yet they governed the UK for nearly three-quarters of the twentieth century. Conservative leaders typically have been and are explicitly anti-intellectual, yet the party is not without an intellectual history of its own. Ideologies of Conservatism charts developments and changes in the nature of Conservative political thought and the meaning of Conservatism throughout the twentieth century. Ewen Green's penetrating study explores the Conservative mind from the Edwardian crisis under Balfour to the Thatcherite 1980sand beyond. It examines how Conservative thinkers, politicians, and activists sought to define the problems they faced, what they thought they were arguing against, and what audiences they were seeking to reach. This is the only study which blends the history of Conservative thought with theparty's political action, and it offers significant new insights into the political culture of the 'Conservative Century'.
E. H. H. Green is a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Magdalen College, Oxford.
Title:Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.72 inPublished:July 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199270333

ISBN - 13:9780199270330


Table of Contents

Introduction1. 'No Settled Convictions'? Arthur Balfour, Political Economy, and Tariff Reform: A Reconsideration2. English Idealism, Conservatism, and Collectivism 1880-19143. An Intellectual in Conservative Politics: The Case of Arthur Steel-Maitland4. Conservatism, Anti-Socialism, and the End of the Lloyd George Coalition5. The Battle of the Books: Book Clubs and Conservatism in the 1930s6. Searching for the Middle Way: The Political Economy of Harold Macmillan7. The Treasury Resignations of 1958: A Reconsideration8. Thatcherism: A Historical Perspective9. Conservatism, the State, and Civil Society in the Twentieth CenturyConclusionBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

`Rewarding and provocative assembly of essays...There is a unifying theme running through the book to which each essay makes an accumulating contribution, and which creates both unity and progression in the whole enterprise'European Review of History