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Konservatismen under Churchill, Thatcher och Cameron: En idéanalys av valmanifest och partiledarnas biografier
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Conservatism under Churchill, Thatcher and Cameron : An idea analysis of election manifestos and political biographies (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to study how the conservatism have changed in the conservative party in the United Kingdom and what influence the party leader seems to have over the party ideology. To answer this purpose an idea analysis is used and a material consisting of election manifestos from three periods of the party´s history (Churchill, Thatcher and Cameron) but even political biographies of the leaders. The result shows some difference between the manifestos and the leaders, but even some similarities. One difference, but also a similarity over time, is the view of a cooperation in Europe. Churchill’s manifestos are positive to a cooperation between nations in Europe, Thatcher and Cameron there manifestos share the same skeptics against a further European cooperation. One similarity over time is the support for family as one of the central values in the country. About the leaders and the manifestos there are some similarities, but also some difference between them. Example of similarities are Churchill and the manifestos support full employment, Thatcher and the manifestos support aim on inflation. Cameron is personally divvied in his relation to trade unions and so is the manifestos.  One difference between Churchill and the manifestos is that Churchill accepted capital punishment, but the manifestos never take a stand in this issue. Thatcher and the manifestos don’t share the same view on homosexuality rights, Thatcher is negative and the manifestos not even take a stand. Cameron´s view on privatization is unown, but the manifestos are positive.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Conservatism, idea analysis, Churchill, Thatcher, Cameron
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129869ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--16/01517--SEOAI: diva2:944747
Subject / course
Bachelor Thesis in Political Science
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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