Where There is Discord, Can They Bring Harmony? Managing Intra-Party Dissent on European Integration in the Conservative Party

@article{Lynch2013WhereTI,
  title={Where There is Discord, Can They Bring Harmony? Managing Intra-Party Dissent on European Integration in the Conservative Party},
  author={Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={317 - 339}
}
  • P. Lynch, R. Whitaker
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Economics
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
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 the UK's relationship with the EU. Conservative Party leaders have employed a range of methods to manage intra-party dissent on European integration: intervention in candidate selection, patronage, discipline, policy compromises, permitting low-cost dissent, referendum pledges and reducing issue… Expand

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