Hierarchy 10 marker

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    • Innequality
      • The working class don't have the livelihoods of many others resting on their shoulders.
        • Noblesse oblige
      • Conservatives are content with social innequality
        • They say that some people are born with talents and skills that are denied to others
      • Inequality is inevitable
      • Crime is based on human instincts not because of inequality or social disadvantage.
      • Conservatives emphasise their belief in natural inequality because of socialist ideas.
        • Conservatives see total equality as an artificial aspiration that is unnatural to society
      • Inequality is positive for society because it creates competition and dynamism
    • Individualism
      • The New Right want to disinherit welfare/ interventionist structures
        • Margaret Thatcher privatised: gas, water, electricity etc.
      • Individual liberty is fundamentally a liberal principle, in which there is an absence of external constraints
        • They believe humans are imperfect - they are not naturally good and cant be made good.
      • The states should restrict choice as little as possible
        • Oakeshot describes such as society as Nomocratic creating a fertile ground for individualism.
    • Hierarchy and elitism
      • Discipline is a willing and healthy respect for authority
      • People need guidance, support and security and that comes from knowing where they stand and what is expected from them
      • Conservatives and liberals disagree over authority.
        • Conservatives believe that authority develops naturally rather than through a contract made by free individuals
      • A gradation of social positions or status.
      • Hierarchy supports the organic society because it creates order and stability
      • Pre-democratic Tories such as Burke embraced the idea of 'natural aristocracy'
  • Hierarchy and elitism
    • Discipline is a willing and healthy respect for authority
    • People need guidance, support and security and that comes from knowing where they stand and what is expected from them
    • Conservatives and liberals disagree over authority.
      • Conservatives believe that authority develops naturally rather than through a contract made by free individuals
    • A gradation of social positions or status.
    • Hierarchy supports the organic society because it creates order and stability
    • Pre-democratic Tories such as Burke embraced the idea of 'natural aristocracy'

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