The Conservatives, coalition and social policy

Bochel, Hugh (2010) The Conservatives, coalition and social policy. In: The Conservative Party and social policy. The Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781847424327

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Abstract

This chapter considers the impact of the Coalition with the Liberal Democrats on Conservative approaches to social policy immediately following the 2010 general election to provide an initial assessment of the new government's policy direction. It suggests that while much of the pre-election rhetoric may have been about 'progressive' or 'compassionate' Conservatism, the real test for such ideas was likely to come in relation to the replacement of state welfare and whether alternative forms of provision could meet the needs of society.

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Additional Information:This chapter considers the impact of the Coalition with the Liberal Democrats on Conservative approaches to social policy immediately following the 2010 general election to provide an initial assessment of the new government's policy direction. It suggests that while much of the pre-election rhetoric may have been about 'progressive' or 'compassionate' Conservatism, the real test for such ideas was likely to come in relation to the replacement of state welfare and whether alternative forms of provision could meet the needs of society.
Keywords:Conservative Party, Coalition government, Social policy
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4337
Deposited By: Hugh Bochel
Deposited On:29 Mar 2011 10:18
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:40

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