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Conservative modernisation and European integration: From silence to salience and schism
The re-emergence of European integration as a difficult issue for the Conservative Party exposed the limits of Cameron’s modernisation project. In opposition, Cameron had defused the EU issue byExpand
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Rivalry on the right: The Conservatives, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the EU issue
Multi-party politics alters the dynamics of party competition in Westminster elections. In a case study of the Conservative Party and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), theories of niche versusExpand
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Explaining Support for the UK Independence Party at the 2009 European Parliament Elections
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) achieved its best result in the 2009 European elections, beating the governing Labour Party into second place. Despite its recent success we still know relativelyExpand
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The Conservatives and the European Union: The Lull Before the Storm?
The issue of Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) was a difficult and divisive one in the Conservative Party during David Cameron’s formative years in politics. Cameron was a specialExpand
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Where There is Discord, Can They Bring Harmony? Managing Intra-Party Dissent on European Integration in the Conservative Party
Research Highlights and Abstract The Conservative Party became more united around a soft Eurosceptic position in opposition, but internal divisions are evident on the scale and pace of change to theExpand
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All Brexiteers now? Brexit, the Conservatives and party change
The 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) brought about significant change in the policy and strategy of the Conservative Party. Despite David Cameron’s resignation, these dramaticExpand
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The UK Independence Party: Understanding a Niche Party's Strategy, Candidates and Supporters
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) came second in the 2009 European elections, but niche parties associated with a single issue face a dilemma about how to progress. On one hand, if they move too farExpand
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A Loveless Marriage: The Conservatives and the European People's Party
The Conservatives are allied members of the European People’s Party–European Democrats (EPP–ED) group in the European Parliament. But the link with the pro-European EPP has been a contentious issueExpand
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Understanding and Responding to Begging
[This article examines the ‘problem’ of begging and the public interest and value in responding to that problem. Informed by the nature, extent and causes of begging and the interests, values andExpand
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The Politics of Nationhood
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