Members’ Publications

The Conservatives and Conservatism group aims to promote high quality academic research and publications. This is a rolling list of academic publications and conference papers on the Conservative Party and conservatism, beginning in mid-2008.

If you want to get hold of a copy, just email the relevant author for details: they may be happy to send you an offprint if it’s an article, though if it’s a book they’d obviously like you to buy it!

If you have anything you’d like to add – whether you’ve written it or it’s something we’ve missed – please let us know, by contacting the Webmaster who updates the list regularly.


Timothy Heppell, Andrew Crines, and David Jeffery, ‘The United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership: The Voting of Conservative Parliamentarians’, Journal of Common Market Studies.

Luke Moore, ‘Policy, Office and Votes: Conservative MPS and the Brexit Referendum’ Parliamentary Affairs

Paul Webb, Tim Bale, and Monica Poletti, ‘‘All mouth and no trousers?’ How many Conservative Party members voted for UKIP in 2015 – and why did they do so?’ Politics


Agnes Alexandre-Collier, ‘The ‘Open Garden of Politics’: The impact of open primaries for candidate selection in the British Conservative Party’, British Journal Politics and International Relations.

Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell, ‘<a href="‘, Policy Press.

Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell, ‘Whatever happened to compassionate Conservatism under the Coalition government?‘, British Politics.

Alan Convery, ‘The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales‘ (forthcoming). Part of the ‘New Perspectives on the Right‘ series.

Andrew Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey, ‘The Political Rhetoric and Oratory of Margaret Thatcher‘, (forthcoming), Palgrave.

Andrew Crines and Timothy Heppell, ‘Rhetorical style and issue emphasis within conference speeches of UKIP’s Nigel Farage 2010-2014’, British Politics.

Peter Dory, ‘Weakening the Trade Unions, One Step at a Time: The Thatcher Governments’ Strategy for the Reform of Trade-Union Law, 1979–1984’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations.

Peter Dory and Mark Garnett, ‘The British Coalition Government 2010-2015: A marriage of inconvenience‘, Palgrave.

Andrew Gamble, ‘The Conservatives and the Union: The ‘new English Toryism’ and the Origins of Anglo-Britishness’, Political Studies Review.

Richard Hayton, ‘The UK Independence Party and the Politics of Englishness‘, Political Studies Review.

Richard Hayton, ‘Constructing a New Conservatism’, Ideology and Values‘ in David Cameron and Conservative Party Renewal: The Limits of Modernization, (forthcoming), Manchester University Press

Timothy Heppell and Andrew Crines, ‘Conservative ministers in the Coalition government of 2010-2015: evidence of bias in the ministerial selections of David Cameron?’ Journal of Legislative Studies.

Victoria Honeyman, ‘From liberal interventionism to liberal conservatism: The short road in foreign policy from Blair to Cameron’, British Politics.

Jeffrey D Howison, ‘The Historical Origins and Contemporary Dynamics of Conservatism in the United States: Anti-communism, the new Class Critique, and the Environment’, Political Studies Review.

David Jeffery, ‘The Strange Death of Tory Liverpool’, British Politics

Kit Kowol, ‘Resistance on the New Right? New Directions in the Post-War Conservative Party’, 20th Century British History.

Martin Monaghan, ‘The role of small ‘c’ Christianity in the Conservative Party since the 1990s’, British Politics.

Gillian Peele and John Francis, ‘David Cameron and Conservative Renewal‘, Manchester University Press.

Julie Smith, ‘David Cameron’s EU re-negotiation and referendum pledge: a case of deja vu?’, British Politics.

Andrew Taylor, ‘Barry Goldwater: insurgent conservatism as constitutive rhetoric’, Journal of Political Ideologies.


British Politics Special Edition on Modernisation

Peter Kerr and Richard Hayton, Introduction to the Special Issue, Whatever Happened to Conservative Modernisation?

Richard Hayton and Libby McEnhill, Cameron’s Conservative Party, social liberalism, and social justice.

Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, Conservatism, feminisation and the representation of women in UK politics.

Rebecca Partos and Tim Bale, Immigration and Asylum Policy under Cameron’s Conservatives.

Philip Lynch, Conservative Modernisation and European Integration: From Silence to Salience and Schism.

Neil Carter and Ben Clements, From ‘Greenest Government Ever’ to ‘Get Rid of all the Green Crap’: David Cameron, the Conservatives, and the Environment.

Martin Smith and Rhonda Jones, From Big Society to Small State: Conservatism and privatisation of government.

Katharine Dommett, The Theory and Practice of Party Modernisation: The Conservative Party under David Cameron 2005-2015.

PSA Modernisation Blog Series
These are a selection of research notes which derive from a workshop on Conservative modernisation held at the University of Leeds in 2014. They compliment a British Politics Special Edition which will be out later in the year.

Peter Kerr and Richard Hayton, Detox…Retox. The Rise and Fall of Conservative Modernisation.

Katharine Dommett, A slick rebranding exercise? Theory vs Practice.

Martin Smith, From Big Society to small state.

Neil Carter and Ben Clements, David Cameron, the Conservatives and the Environment.

Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, Feminism, Feminization, and the Conservative Gender Problem.

Philip Lynch, European Integration – from silence to salience and schism.

Rebecca Partos, What does modernisation in Conservative immigration policy actually mean?

Group Conference on Right Wing Women
Below are a selection of blog posts which flow from our keynote conference on right wing women held in Oxford.

Sam Blaxland, The right wing women of wales: a secret history.

Andrew Gimson, From Tory nazis to feminised Conservatives: An academic view of Party progress with women.

Julie Gottlieb, Which witch is which? Margaret Thatcher as lady politician.

Julie Gottlieb, Women to the right: The ascendancy of women in conservative politics.

Richard Toye, ‘The men have turned against me’: Winston Churchill and the gender politics of the 1945 election.

Agnès Alexandre-Collier and François Vergniolle de Chantal, ‘The Temptation of Populism in David Cameron’s Leadership’s Style’ in Agnès Alexandre-Collier and François Vergniolle de Chantal (eds.), Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics: Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies (Book Chapter)

Agnès Alexandre-Collier ‘Reassessing British Conservative Euroscepticism As A Case Of Party (Mis)Management’ in Karine Tournier-Sol & Chris Gifford (eds.), The UK Challenge to Europeanization: the Persistence of British Euroscepticism (Book chapter)

Arthur Aughey and Cathy Gormley-Heenan, The Conservative Party and Ulster Unionism: A Case of Elective Affinity, Parliamentary Affairs.

“The Temptation of Populism in David Cameron’s Leadership’s Style”, in Agnès Alexandre-Collier and François Vergniolle de Chantal (eds.), Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics: Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies, avec François Vergniolle de Chantal, Basingstoke, Plagrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 141-156. (Book Chapter)

–  ” Reassessing British Conservative Euroscepticism As A Case Of Party (Mis)Management” in Karine Tournier-Sol & Chris Gifford (eds.), The UK Challenge to Europeanization: the Persistence of British Euroscepticism, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 99-116. (Book chapter)

Judi Atkins, Conflict, Cooperation and the Cameron-Clegg Government, Political Quarterly.

Judi Atkins, ‘Together in the National Interest’: The Rhetoric of Unity and the Formation of the Cameron-Clegg Government, Political Quarterly.

Edward Ashbee, The Right and the Recession. Part of the ‘New Perspectives on the Right‘ series.

Tim Bale, ‘In life as in death? Margaret Thatcher (mis) remembered’, British Politics.

Matt Beech and Simon Lee, The Conservative-Liberal Coalition, Palgrave.

Clarisse Berthezene, Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54, Manchester University Press.

Dean Blackburn, ‘For We Shall Prejudice Nothing’: Middle Way Conservatism and the Defence of Inequality 1945-1979, Political Studies.

Werner Bonefield, ‘Big Society and Political State’, British Politics.

Richard Bourke, ‘Living history: Reading Burke on representation’, Juncture.

Beatrix Campbell, ‘To Be or Not To Be A Woman’, British Politics.

Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, ‘To the left, to the right: Representing conservative women’s interests’, Party Politics.

Karen Celis and Sarah Childs, Gender, Conservatism, and Political Representation, ECPR Press.

Stephen A. Chavura and Gregory Melleuish, Conservative instinct in Australian political thought: The Federation debates, 1890-1898, Australian Journal of Political Science.

Charles Clarke, Toby S. James, Tim Bale, and Patrick Diamond, British Conservative Leaders, Biteback Publishing.

Andrew S. Crines and Kevin Theakston, ‘”Doing God” in Number 10: British Prime Ministers, Religion, and Political Rhetoric’, Politics and Religion.

Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, and Michael Hill, ‘Enoch Powell’s ‘rivers of blood’ speech: A rhetorical political analysis, British Politics.

John Curtice, ‘Playing with political fire: Cameron, the Conservatives and the EU referendum’, Juncture.

Oliver Daddow, ‘Interpreting the Outsider Tradition in British European Policy Speeches from Thatcher to Cameron’, Journal of Common Market Studies.

Kate Dommett, ‘Modern Conservatism: Ideology, modernisation and Conservative strategies’, Juncture.

Pete Dorey, ‘A farewell to aims: Thatcherism’s legacy of inequality’, British Politics.

Kris Dunn, ‘Preference for radical right wing populist parties among exclusive-nationalists and authoritarians’, Party Politics.

Steven Fielding, ‘Boris Johnson makes a bid to appropriate the “Churchill Brand”‘, The Conversation.

Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin, Understanding UKIP: Identity, Social Change and the Left Behind, Political Quarterly.

Andrew Gamble, ‘The Thatcher Problem’, British Politics. 

Andrew Gamble, ‘On Michael Oakeshott: Scepticism and rationalism in politics’, Juncture.

Oonagh Gay, Petra Schleiter, Valerie Belu, The Coalition and the Decline of Majoritarianism in the UK, Political Quarterly.

Andrew Geddes, The EU, UKIP and the Politics of Immigration in Britain, Political Quarterly.

Eunice Goes, The Liberal Democrats and the Coalition: Driven to the Edge of Europe, Political Quarterly.  

Simon Griffiths, ‘Statecraft as a Straightjacket: A reply to Gamble and Hayton’, Parliamentary Affairs

Richard Hayton, ‘Ideology and Statecraft: A reply to Griffiths’, Parliamentary Affairs.

Richard Hayton, The Coalition and the Politics of the English Question, Political Quarterly.

Richard Hayton, ‘Cameronite conservatism and the politics of marriage under the UK coalition government’, Families, Relationships and Societies.

Richard Hayton, ‘UKIP Manifesto a Bid for Credibility after Disappointing Campaign Launch‘, The Conversation.

Richard Hayton & Andrew S Crines, Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron. Part of the ‘New Perspectives on the Right‘ series.

Victoria Honeyman, ‘From liberal interventionism to liberal conservatism: The short road in foreign policy from Blair to Cameron’, British Politics.

Peter King, Keeping Things Close: Essay on the Conservative Disposition, Arkos.

Brian Lund, ‘The Electoral Politics of Housing’, Political Quarterly.

Alex Marland and Tom Flanagan, From Opposition to Government: Party merger as a step on the road to power, Parliamentary Affairs.

David Marsh and Sadiya Akram, ‘The Thatcher legacy in perspective’, British Politics.

Bob Jessop, ‘Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism: Dead but not buried’, British Politics.

Stuart McAnulla, ‘Cameron’s Conservatism: Why God, Why Now?’, Political Quarterly.

Libby McEnhill, Unity and Distinctiveness in UK Coalition Government: Lessons for Junior Partners, Political Quarterly.

Patrick Minford, ‘What did Margaret Thatcher do for the UK economy?’, British Politics.

Martin Monahan, ‘The role of small ‘c’ Christianity in the Conservative Party since 1990′, British Politics.

Tim Oliver, Interventionism by Design or Failure, Political Quarterly.

Trevor Phillips and Richard Webber, ‘Superdiversity and the Browning of Labour’, Political Quarterly.

Richard Shorten, ‘Reactionary rhetoric considered’, Journal of Political Ideologies.

Martin Smith, ‘From consensus to conflict: Thatcher and the transformation of politics’, British Politics.

SPERI Research Brief, ‘Conservative support in Northern England at the 2015 general election’, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.

Mark I. Vail, ‘Between One Nation Toryism and Neoliberalism: The Dilemmas of British Conservatism and Britain’s Evolving Place in Europe’, Journal of Common Market Studies.

Ben WIlliams, The Evolution of Conservative Party Social Policy, Palgrave.

Ben Yong and Tim Bale, When Second Best is Still a No Brainer: Why Labour should shoot for a Majority Coalition in May 2015, Political Quarterly.


Global Discourse Special Edition

Matthew Johnson, Introduction to the Special Edition, ‘Conservatism and Ideology‘.
Martin Beckstein, ‘What does it take to be a true conservative?
Joseph V. Femia, ‘Identifying true conservatives: a reply to Beckstein‘.
Doğancan Özsel, ‘The Conservative minimum: historical and transcendent subject‘.
Stuart McAnulla, ‘From David Hume to Sarah Palin? The troubled search for common features of political ‘conservatism’: a reply to Özsel‘.
Björn Goldstein, ‘The unconscious Indianization of ‘Western’ conservatism – is Indian conservatism a universal model?
Kieron O’Hara, ‘Comment on Goldstein and conservatism in India and elsewhere‘.
Peter Dorey and Mark Garnett, ‘‘The weaker-willed, the craven hearted’: the decline of One Nation Conservatism
Richard Hayton, ‘The demise of the One Nation tradition‘.

Edward Ashbee, ‘Neoliberalism, conservative politics, and ‘social recapitalization’‘.

Andrew Gamble, ‘Neoliberalism, conservative politics, and ‘social recapitalization’: a reply‘.

Andrew S. Crines, ‘The rhetoric of neoliberalism in the politics of crisis‘.

Peter Dorey, ‘The rhetoric of neoliberalism in the politics of crisis: a reply to Andrew Scott Crines‘.

Kieron O’Hara, ‘Government open data and transparency: Oakshott, civil association and the general will‘.

Mark Garnett, ‘Government open data and transparency: Oakshott, civil association and the general will: a reply to O’Hara‘.

Book Review Symposia

Mark Garnett, ‘Review: Reconstructing Conservatism? The Conservative Party in opposition, 1997-2010, by Richard Hayton (Manchester: Manchester University Press).

Murray Stewart Leith, ‘Reconstructing or repackagain? A review‘.

Richard Hayton, ‘Reply: The strange survival of Tory conservatism‘.

David M. Walker, ‘Review: The Conservatives Since 1945: the drivers of party change, by Tim Bale (Oxford: Oxford University Press)‘.

Jim Buller, ‘Review: The Conservatves Since 1945: the drivers of party change, by Tim Bale (Oxford: Oxford University Press)‘.

Tim Bale, ‘Reply: The Conservatives Since 1945: the drivers of party change, by Tim Bale (Oxford: Oxford University Press)‘.

Judi Atkins, Alan Finlayson, James Martin, Nick Turnbull, Rhetoric in British Politics and Society, Palgrave.

Amit Avigur-Eshel, ‘The ideological foundations of neoliberalism’s political stability: an Israeli case study, Journal of Political Ideologies.

Tim Bale, Margaret Thatcher, Routledge.

Tim Bale, Should cagey Osborne flex his electoral pectorals, The Conversation.

Tim Bale and Rebecca Partos, ‘Why mainstream parties change policy on migration: A UK case study – The Conservative Party, immigration and asylum, 1960-2010’, Comparative European Politics.

Tim Bale and Paul Webb, ‘Not as bad as we feared or even worse than we imagined? Assessing and explaining Conservative Party members views on Coalition’, Political Studies.

Stuart Ball, Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisis: Letters from Britain to the Viceroy of India 1926-31, Ashgate.

Jack Blumenau and Ben Lauderdale ‘Cataclysmic predictions of Labour’s annihilation in the event of a Yes vote overstate the case‘, London School of Economics.

Jeffrey Brennan and Alan Hamlin ‘Comprehending Conservatism: frameworks and analysis’, Journal of Political Ideologies.

Richard Carr, ‘One Nation Britain: History , the Progressive Tradition, and Practical Ideas for Today’s Politicians‘, Ashgate. 

Andrew S. Crines, Book Review: Eminent Parliamentarians – The Speaker’s Lectures by Philip Norton, Political Studies Review.

Ben Clements, ‘Political Parties Supporters’ Attitudes Towards the Involvement with Green Issues in Britain’, Politics.

Stephen Farrall & Colin Hay, The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies, Oxford University Press.

Cary Fontana and Craig Parsons, ‘One Woman’s Prejudice: Did Margaret Thatcher cause Britain’s Anti-Europeanism’, Journal of Common Market Studies.

Andrew Gamble, ‘Austerity as Statecraft’, Parliamentary Affairs.

Jane Green and Will Jennings, ‘Why being in government will cost the Tories in 2015. So far UKIP is picking up the spoils‘, British Politics Group.

Simon Griffiths, ‘What was Progressive in ‘Progressive Conservatism?”, Political Studies.

Richard Hayton, ‘The not so New New Right? A reply to ‘After Cameron: the New New Right and the Unchaining of Britainnia’ by Matthew Lakin, Global Discourse.

Richard Hayton, ‘The strange death of Conservative Unionism‘, The Crick Centre Blog.

Richard Hayton, Does Britain Have an EU Future, The Foreign Policy Centre.

Richard Hayton, Book Review: The Conservative Party and Europe by Ben Patterson, Cercles.

Richard Hayton and Libby McEnhill, ‘Rhetoric and morality – how the Coalition justifies welfare policy’, in Atkins et al Rhetoric in British Politics and Society, Palgrave.

Richard Heffernan, ‘UK Party leaders are “preeminant”, but can also be “predominant”: Cameron and the Conservatives, 2005-2010, British Politics.

Timothy Heppell, The Tories from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.
Detlef Jahn, ‘What is left and right in comparative politics?’, Party Politics.

Matthew Lakin, ‘After Cameron: the New New Right and the Unchaining of Britainnia, Global Discourse.

Matthew Lakin and Marius S. Ostrowski, ‘Ideology in the age of the Coalition: the strange rebirth of British centrism’, Journal of Political Ideologies.

Mark Low, ‘The renewal of the local Conservative Party campaign capability: An organisational insight into central coordination’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinions and Parties.

Mark Low, ‘Parliamentary candidate selection in the Conservative Party: The meaning of reform for party members and membership parties’, British Politics.

Mark Low, ‘The changing nature of activist engagement within the Conservative Party: A Review of Susan Scarrow’s task-orientated approach to party membership’, British Politics.

Libby McEnhill and Victoria Byrne, ”Beat the Cheat’: portrayals of benefit claimants in print media’, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Martin Monahan, Book Review: Reconstructing Conservatism? The Conservative Party in Opposition 1997-2010 by Richard Hayton, Political Studies Review.

Cas Mudde, ‘Fighting the system? Populist radical right parties and party system change’, Party Politics.

Robert Page, ‘”Progressive’ Turns in Post-1945 Conservative Social Policy’, Political Studies.

Richard Reid, ‘The Coalition and the Constitution’, British Politics.

Anthony Ridge-Newman, Cameron’s Conservatives and the Internet: Change, Culture, and Cyber Toryism, Palgrave Macmillan.

Julia Stapleton, T.E Utley and renewal of conservatism in post-war Britain, Journal of Political Ideologies

Kevin Theakston, Doing God in Number 10: British Prime Ministers and religion, PSA Blog.

Andrew Thorpe, Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918-1945, Reviews in History.

Mark I. Veil, ‘Between One Nation Toryism and Neoliberalism: The Dilemmas of British Conservatism and Britain’s Evolving Place in Europe’, Journal of Common Market Studies.

Paul Webb and Tim Bale, ‘Why do Tories defect to UKIP? Conservative members and the temptations of the populist radical right’,Political Studies.


Parliamentary Affairs Special Edition

Richard Hayton and Peter Munce, ‘Introduction: The Conservatives in Coalition: Principles, Politics and Power‘.
Richard Hayton, ‘Conservative Party Statecraft and the Politics of Coalition.
Peter Munce, ‘The Conservative Party and Constitutional Reform: Revisiting the Conservative Dilemma through Cameron’s Bill of Rights‘.
Eunice Goes, ‘The Coalition and Europe: A Tale of Reckless Drivers, Steady Navigators and Imperfect Roadmaps‘.
Alan Convery, ‘Devolution and the Limits of Tory Statecraft: The Conservative Party in Coalition and Scotland and Wales‘.
Matt Beech and Timothy J Oliver, ‘Humanitarian Intervention and Foreign Policy in the Conservative-led Coalition‘.
Timothy Heppell, ‘Ministerial Selection and Portfolio Allocation in the Cameron Government‘.

James Alexander, ‘The Contradictions of Conservatism’, Government and Opposition.

Judi Atkins, Timothy Heppell, and Kevin Theakston, ‘The Rise of the Novice Cabinet Minister? The Career Trajectories of Cabinet Ministers in British Government from Attlee to Cameron’, Political Quarterly.

Tim Bale, ‘More and More Restrictive – But Not Always Populist: Explaining Variation in the British Conservative Party’s Stance on Immirgation and Asylum, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Stuart Ball, Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Stuart Ball, ‘Posh boys and Swivel-eyed Loons’: Conservative leaders and grassroots unrest in perspective, History and Policy.

Harald Bluhm and Christoph Michael, ‘Anglo-American Conservatism Since Thatcher and Reagan’, Neue Politische Literatur.

Alistair Clark, Review of ‘From crisis to coalition: The Conservative Party from 1997-2010’ and ‘Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government’, Parliamentary Affairs.

Ben Clements, ‘Partisan Attachments and Attitudes towards Same Sex Marriage in Britain’, Parliamentary Affairs.

Christopher Cochrane, ‘The asymmetrical structure of left/right disagreement’, Party Politics.

Andrew Crines, ‘Eurosceptic rhetoric: Imperial nostalgia, free trade and common sense?’, British Politics Review.

Andrew Crines, ‘Why did Boris Johnson win the 2012 Mayoral election?’, Public Policy and Administration Research.

Andrew Crines, ‘The Rhetoric of the Coalition: Governing in the National Interest?’, Representation.

Andrew Crines, Book Review: Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland? London School of Economics: London.

Pete Dorey, “‘It was just like arming to face the threat of Hitler in the 1930s: The Ridley Report and the Conservative Party’s Preparations for the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike”.

Mark Garnett, ‘The Conservative Party, David Cameron and Lady Thatcher’s Legacy’, Contemporary British History.

David Hanley, ‘Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe: From Local to Transitional’, Journal of Contemporary European History.

Stefano Fella & Carlos Ruzza, ‘Populism and the Fall of the Centre-Right in Italy: The End of the Berlusconi Model or a New Beginning’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Emmanuel Godin & David Hanley, ‘No enemies on the Right? Competition and collusion between Conservatives, Moderate, and extreme Right parties in Europe’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Emmanuel Godin, ‘The Porosity between the mainstream right and extreme right in France, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Matthew Goodwin, Robert Ford, & David Cutts, ‘Extreme right wing foot soldiers, legacy effects, and deprivation’, Party Politics.

Jane Green, Party and voter incentives at the crowded centre of British politics, Party Politics.

Bradley W. Hart & Richard Carr, The Foundations of the British Conservative Party.

Timothy Heppell, Book Review: George Osborne – The Austerity Chancellor, London School of Economics: London.

Timothy Heppell, Book Review: The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change (Bale), London School of Economics: London.

Michael Hill, ‘Arrogant Posh Boys? The Social Composition of the Parliamentary Conservative Party and the Effect of Cameron’s “A” List’, Political Quarterly.

Colin Kidd, The Darth Vader Option: Book review of The Conservatives Since 1945 (Bale), The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron (Bale), Reconstructing Conservatism? (Hayton), The London Review of Books, (£).

Matthew Lakin, ‘The Ideology of the Coalition: More muscular than liberal?’ British Politics.

Mark Low, ‘The changing nature of activist engagement within the Conservative Party: A review of Susan Scarrow’s task-orientated approach to party politics’, British Politics.

Philip Norton, The Voice of the Backbenchers: The 1922 Committee: The First 90 Years, 1923-2013.

Michael Minkenberg, ‘From Pariah to Policy Maker? The radical right in Europe, West and East: Between Margin and Mainstream’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Ryan Shorthouse and Guy Stagg, Tory Modernisation 2.0: The Future of the Conservative Party, Bright Blue Campaign: London.

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

David Thackeray, Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England, Manchester University Press.

Sarah Wilson Sokhey & A. Kadir Yildirim, ‘Economic liberalization and political moderation: The case of anti-system parties’, Party Politics.

Richard Wade, Conservative Party Economic Policy, Palgrave Macmillan.

Michelle Williams, ‘Tipping the balance scale? Rightward momentum, Party agency, and Austrian party politics’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies.


LSE Blog Series

These are a selection of essays on various aspects of the Conservativsm and the Coalition, introduced by the group convenor. They derive from a conference held at Hull. Click on the ‘title’ to access the piece on the LSE site.

Richard Hayton, The Conservatives in Coalition Government: Principles, Policy & Power.
Timothy Heppell, What Do I Have to Do to Get Promoted? Conservative MPs resent the reduced likelihood of reshuffles under coalition.
Katharine Dommett, The Tories have dominated the policy agenda and delivered on their ideology much more successfully than the Lib Dems in coalition.
Alan Convery, The Prime Minister has no Scottish strategy and is at the mercy of events.
Andrew Crines, The Conservatives in Coalition: ‘How the Tories are opposing Miliband’s Labour Party’.
Simon Griffiths, Cameron’s Progressive Conservatism is largely cosmetic and without substance.
Judi Atkins, Mending “Broken Britain”: From the Respect Agenda to the Big Society.
Pete Redford, Cameron and Welfare: Questioning the liberal Conservative project.
Peter Munce, Cameron’s approach to a British Bill of Rights lacks solutions and is essentially unconservative in nature.
Peter Munce, Conservatives in Coalition: Concluding Remarks.  
Michael Ashcroft, Degrees of Separation: Ethnic Minority Voters and the Conservative Party, (Biteback Publishing).

Tim Bale, The Conservatives since 1945, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Tim Bale, Are Cameron’s Conservatives Britain’s true progressives?, Policy Network.

Tim Bale, The Conservative Party Since 1945: The Drivers of Change, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Tim Bale, ‘Supplying the Insatiable Demand: Europe’s Populist Radical Right’, Government and Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics.

Vernon Bogdanor, The Margaret Thatcher Economy: Making Thatcher’s Britain by Ben Jackson & Robert Saunders and The Conservatives Since 1945 by Tim Bale reviewed, The New Statesman, 29 November 2012.

Dan Bulley and Bal Sokhi-Bulley, Big Society as Big Governmentality Agenda, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Andrew S Crines, The London Mayoral election will be won by the most effective orator: and this currently favours Boris Johnson, London: London School of Economics.

Andrew S Crines, ‘Anglo-Irish Relations, Elite Conservative Rhetoric and Citizenship Identities’, British Politics Review.

Oliver Daddow, ‘Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, and the Eurosceptic Tradition In Britain’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Pete Dorey, ‘Contemplating Euthanasia? The Conservatives and Europe in 2012’, London: London School of Economics.

Pete Dorey and Mark Garnett, ‘No such thing as the Big Society?’ The Conservative Party’s Unnecessary Search for Narrative in the 2010 General Election’, British Politics.

Pete Dorey, Book Review: Reconstructing Conservatism?, London: London School of Economics.

Joseph V Femia, ‘The Antinomies of Conservative Thought’, Political Studies Review.
Sara Claro de Fonseca ‘Immigration, left and right’, Party Politics.

Richard Hayton, Reconstructing Conservatism? The Conservative Party in Opposition, 1997-2010, (Manchester, Manchester University Press).

Robert Hazell, Politics of Coalition: How the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government Works (Hart Publishing).

Timothy Heppell, Cameron and Liberal Conservatism: Attitudes within the Parliamentary Conservative Party and Conservative Ministers, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Timothy Heppell (ed.) Leaders of the Opposition from Churchill to Cameron (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)

Timothy Heppell and David Seawright (eds.) Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)

Ben Jackson and Robert Saunders, Making Thatcher’s Britain, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Peter King, Reaction Against the Modern World, (Exeter: Imprint Academic).

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost (eds.) Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party, (Berkley: University of California Press).

Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker, ‘Where there is discord, can they bring harmony? Managing intra-party dissent on European integration in the Conservative Party’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Mark McNaught, Reflections on Conservative Politics in the United Kingdom and the United States: Still Soul Mates?  (Landham: Lexington Books).

Carlos Mulasgranados and Carmen de Paz, Rajoy’s “new” conservative framing, Policy Network.

Peter Munce, ‘Profoundly Un-Conservative? David Cameron and the UK Bill of Rights Debate’, Political Quarterly.

Andrew Mycock and Richard Hayton, ‘The Party Politics of Englishness’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Philip Norton, ‘Speaking for the People: A Conservative Narrative of Democracy’, Policy Studies.

Hartwig Pautz, ‘The Think Tanks Behind Cameronism’, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

A. L. Shaw, ‘The Abolition of Broken Britain’, Open Democracy, 17 August 2012.

Martin H. M. Steven, Owain Llyr ap Gareth, and Lewis Baston, ‘The Conservative Party and devolved national identities: Scotland and Wales compared’, National Identities.

David Thackeray, ‘Building a peaceable party: Masculine identities in British Conservative politics, c.1903-24′, Historical Research.

Joel D. Aberbach and Gillian Peele, Crisis of Conservatism? The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Tim Bale, The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron (updated paperback edition) (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Stuart Ball, ‘The legacy of Coalition: fear and loathing in Conservative politics, 1922-1931’, Contemporary British History. 

Stuart Ball, ‘The Conservative Party, the role of the state and the politics of protection, c.1918-1932’, History.

Matt Beech ‘British Conservatism and Foreign Policy: Traditions and Ideas Shaping Cameron’s Global View’British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Hugh Bochel (ed) The Conservative Party and Social Policy (Bristol: Policy Press).
Richard Carr, ‘Veterans of the First World War and Conservative Anti-Appeasement’, 20th Century British History.

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