- Conservative Party (Great Britain).
- Conservatism -- Great Britain
- Political parties -- Conservatism -- Great Britain.
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- 1 Introduction; 2 The War of the Macmillan Succession: The Catalyst for Electing the Party Leader; 2.1 The Resignation of Harold Macmillan; 2.2 The Lack of an Agreed Successor; 2.3 Bias in the Customary Processes of Consultation?; 2.4 The Outmanoeuvring of Butler; 2.5 The Customary Processes in Disrepute: A Failure of Process and Outcome; 2.6 Conclusion; 3 Edward Heath: The First Democratic Leader of the Conservative Party; 3.1 The Resignation of Alec Douglas-Home; 3.2 Three Candidates Emerge; 3.3 How and why did Edward Heath win?; 3.4 Conclusion; 4 The Peasants Revolt? The Election of Margaret Thatcher; 4.1 The Refusal of Edward Heath to Resign; 4.2 The Challenge of Margaret Thatcher; 4.3 The Ballots: Rejecting Heath and Electing Thatcher; 4.4 Explaining the Election of Margaret Thatcher; 4.4.1 The Influence of Personality: The Anti-Heath interpretation; 4.4.2 The Influence of Ideas: The Ideological Explanation; 4.5 Conclusion; 5 Treachery with a Smile on its Face: The Downfall of Margaret Thatcher; 5.1 The Lightweight Challenge of Anthony Meyer; 5.2 The Heavyweight Challenge of Michael Heseltine; 5.3 The Thatcher versus Heseltine Ballot. 5.4 The Resignation of Margaret Thatcher; 5.5 The Default Victory of John Major; 5.6 Why Thatcher lost and Major triumphed; 5.7 Conclusion; 6 Put Up of Shut Up: John Redwood Challenges John Major; 6.1 The Evolution of the Put Up or Shut Up strategy; 6.2. The Implementation of the Put Up or Shut Up strategy; 6.3 The Validity of the Put Up or Shut Up strategy; 6.3.1 The Vote of Confidence Thesis; 6.3.2 Another Default Major Victory; 6.4 Conclusion; 7 You Cannot be Serious: The Election of William Hague; 7.1 The Resignation of John Major; 7.2 Profiling the Multiple Candidates; 7.3 Evaluating the Multiple Ballots; 7.4. Identifying the Multiple Legitimacy Problems of Hague; 7.5 Conclusion; 8 The Quiet Man Emerges: The Election of Iain Duncan-Smith; 8.1 The Resignation of William Hague; 8.2 New Leadership Election, New Leadership Election Procedures; 8.3 The Candidates: Two Heavyweights, Three Lightweights; 8.4 The Parliamentary Ballots; 8.5 The Party Membership Ballot; 8.6 A Failure of Process and a Flawed Outcome; 8.7 Conclusion; 9 Back to the Future: Michael Howard becomes Conservative Party Leader; 9.1 The Credibility Gap: The Limitations of Iain Duncan-Smith; 9.2 The Procedural Dilemma; 9.3 The Brutal Execution of Iain Duncan-Smith; 9.4 The Unopposed Coronation of Michael Howard; 9.5 Conclusion; 10 The Triumph of the Modernizers: The Election of David Cameron; 10.1 The Prolonged Resignation of Michael Howard; 10.2 Four Candidates Emerge; 10.3 The Parliamentary Ballots; 10.4 The Party Membership Ballot; 10.5 Explaining the Modernizers Triumph; 10.6 Conclusion.
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