Types of Conservatism

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  • Types of Conservatism
    • New Right
      • Neo-liberalism (Thatcher)
        • Origins
          • Arose in the mid 1970's as a response to the collapse of Keynesianism and the impact the collapse of society
        • Core values
          • Atomistic society
            • The individual is the 'atom' of society and therefore the only true object of concern and analysis.
          • Private property
          • Individualism
        • What should government be?
          • Minimal state
          • Laissez-faire economics
      • Neo-conservatism (Cameron)
        • Origins
          • Based on traditional conservatism
        • Core values
          • Private property
          • Hierarchy
        • What should government be?
          • Authoritarian
          • Interventionist
          • Laissez-faire (free-market) economics
    • One Nation Conservatism (Disraeli)
      • Core values
        • Belief in 'social obligations'
      • Origins
        • Arose in the 19th Century as a reaction to industrialisation and modernisation
          • Disraeli: worried about Britain becoming divided in to 'two nations: the Rich and the Poor"
      • What should government be?
        • Interventionist (welfarism etc.)
        • Paternalism
        • Keynesian Economics (economic management)
    • Traditional
      • Origins
        • Arose in the 18th Century as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution
      • Core values
        • Private property
        • Nationalism
        • Pragmatism
        • Hierarchy
        • Authority
      • What should government be?
        • Keynesian economics
        • Minimal state
        • Noblesse Oblige: the top of society have an obligation to care for those below

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