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Conservatism and an end to poverty

Conservatism and an end to poverty
Conservatism and an end to poverty
Conservatism is not an ideology associated with analyses of poverty. Its dictionary definition is resistance to change, and those resistant to change are most happy with the status quo, and unlikely to be in poverty. Conservatism is also reactive, concerned with questioning innovation rather than identifying and correcting social problems. Nevertheless, the issue of poverty is an opportunity for conservatives. Conservatism’s focuses on the effectiveness of policy, plurality of value, localism and the importance of meaningful institutions suggest that it has something important to say, even if only as a corrective to misguided and uncritically accepted policies
65-69
Prospect Publishing
O'Hara, Kieron
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Derbyshire, J.
O'Hara, Kieron
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Derbyshire, J.

O'Hara, Kieron (2013) Conservatism and an end to poverty. In, Derbyshire, J. (ed.) Poverty in the UK: Can It Be Eradicated? London, GB. Prospect Publishing, pp. 65-69.

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Conservatism is not an ideology associated with analyses of poverty. Its dictionary definition is resistance to change, and those resistant to change are most happy with the status quo, and unlikely to be in poverty. Conservatism is also reactive, concerned with questioning innovation rather than identifying and correcting social problems. Nevertheless, the issue of poverty is an opportunity for conservatives. Conservatism’s focuses on the effectiveness of policy, plurality of value, localism and the importance of meaningful institutions suggest that it has something important to say, even if only as a corrective to misguided and uncritically accepted policies

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Published date: 19 November 2013
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 360032
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360032
PURE UUID: 7ee2458c-5983-4512-a9cf-29732296660d
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 21 Nov 2013 13:36
Last modified: 10 Apr 2020 00:28

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