David Cameron, la Crescita di un leader


O'Hara, Kieron (2009) David Cameron, la Crescita di un leader. In, Campi, Alessandro and Mellone, Angelo (eds.) La Destra Nuova: Modelli di Partito, Leader e Politiche in Francia, Gran Bretagna e Svezia. Venice, IT, Marsilio, 111-130.

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David Cameron, leader of the British Conservative Party, has tried to bring the Conservative Party to a more centrist position, improving its image while also producing a conservative post-Thatcher ideological position. His position has been helped by poor mid-term electoral performance by the Labour government of Gordon Brown. However, support for Cameron’s programme is thin, and depends on success in polls and elections. Consideration (1) of the Conservatives’ recovery in comparison with that of the Labour Party between 1979-97, (2) of electoral geography and (3) of the relation between Cameron’s ideology and policy, together suggest that a victory in the next General Election will be hard, and that in that case Cameron’s position will be precarious. But given the task ahead of the Conservatives, it may be that tolerance of failure would be sensible.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9788831794633 (paperback)
8831794639 (paperback)
Alternative titles: David Cameron, the progress of a leader
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 268244
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 17:03
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:14
Publisher: Marsilio
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268244

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