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British Conservatism: The Politics and Philosophy of Inequality (Hardback)

Peter Dorey

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ISBN 10: 1845113527 / ISBN 13: 9781845113520
Edité par I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom, 2010
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Defence of inequality has always been a core principle of the Conservative Party in Great Britain. Yet the Conservatives have enjoyed great electoral success in a British society marked by widespread inequalities of wealth and income. Peter Dorey here examines the intellectual and political arguments which Conservatives use to justify inequality. He also considers debates between Conservatives over how much inequality is desirable or acceptable. Should inequality be unlimited, in order to promote liberty, incentives and rewards? Or should inequality be kept within certain bounds to prevent social breakdown and political upheaval? Finally, he examines why some less prosperous sections of British society have nonetheless supported the Conservatives instead of political parties promoting equality. This book will be an important resource for students and commentators of contemporary British politics. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781845113520

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Titre : British Conservatism: The Politics and ...

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Defense of inequality has always been a core principle of the Conservative Party in Great Britain. Yet the Conservatives have enjoyed great electoral success in a British society marked by widespread inequalities of wealth and income. Peter Dorey here examines the intellectual and political arguments which Conservatives use to justify inequality. He also considers debates between Conservatives over how much inequality is desirable or acceptable. Should inequality be unlimited, in order to promote liberty, incentives and rewards? Or should inequality be kept within certain bounds to prevent social breakdown and political upheaval? Finally, he examines why some less prosperous sections of British society have nonetheless supported the Conservatives instead of political parties promoting equality. This book will be an important resource for students and commentators of contemporary British politics.

About the Author:

Peter Dorey is Reader in Politics at Cardiff University. He has published widely on the contemporary history of the Conservative Party.

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