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Ideology or pragmatism: the Conservative Party in opposition, 1974-79

Abstract:

In January 1979, Stuart Hall claimed to have identified a new ‘radical Right’ ideology he termed ‘Thatcherism’, which was attempting to ‘command the space’ occupied by the social democracy of the then Labour government and the ‘moderate wing’ of the Conservative Party. In short, the Thatcher Conservative Opposition was detaching itself from ‘traditional’ Conservatism. This thesis examines the validity of the claim at the time it was made, through a detailed scrutiny of the positions taken up ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2013-01-28

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