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Democratising Conservative Leadership Selection By Andrew Denham

Democratising Conservative Leadership Selection
by Andrew Denham

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Traces the effects of democracy on the British Conservative Party. This book looks at how changes in the ways the Conservatives elect their leaders have altered their mandate to lead. It includes an analysis of the original undemocratic 'system' whereby a leader 'emerged' from a shadowy process of consultation.
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Democratising Conservative Leadership Selection: From Grey Suits to Grass Roots by Andrew Denham

"Democratising Conservative Leadership Selection" traces the effects of democracy on the British Conservative Party, specifically looking at how changes in the ways the Conservatives elect their leaders have altered their mandate to lead. The book includes analysis of the original undemocratic 'system' whereby a leader 'emerged' from a shadowy process of consultation, and of the six elections between 1965 and 1997 where the parliamentary Conservative Party alone chose the party leader. This historical perspective is followed by in-depth analysis of the three contests since 2001 that have taken place under the 'Hague rules', according to which ordinary party members have the final say. This is the most comprehensive account yet published of the operation of those rules on the Conservative Party and the legitimacy of its leadership, and of the election in 2005 of David Cameron, the most controversial Tory leader since Margaret Thatcher.Combining a detailed historical analysis of the process of choosing Conservative leaders, and of the contemporary issues surrounding Cameron's attempts to 'modernise' the party, this book is essential reading for students, academic specialists and anyone interested in the recent history and contemporary practice of British Conservatism.

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About Andrew Denham


Andrew Denham is Reader in Government at the University of Nottingham Kieron O'Hara is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the Web Science Research Initiative

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. Introduction: democracy, legitimacy and Conservative leadership; 2. The 'magic circle' and after: from selection to election; 3. Hague's revenge: the Conservative leadership election of 2001; 4. Full circle to the magic circle; 5. From May to December Part 1: the phoney war; 6. From May to December Part 2: a tale of two speeches; 7. Cameron's mandate for modernisation; 8. Conclusion; Appendix I: Conservative Party leadership election results 1965-2005; Appendix II: The experience upon reaching office of Conservative Party leaders since the War; Appendix III: Declarations of support in the 2005 Conservative Party leadership election; Appendix IV: Bookmakers' odds on the 2005 Conservative Party leadership election; Selected bibliography; Index.

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GOR010293907
Democratising Conservative Leadership Selection: From Grey Suits to Grass Roots by Andrew Denham
Andrew Denham
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Manchester University Press
2008-06-30
240
0719075076
9780719075070
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