Conservative view of The State


Conservatives and the State 

Conservative view 

  • Order and Authority-Main purpose of the state is to provide order, discipline and authority. Thomas Hobbes, without order there can be no liberty 
  • Organic Origins- Argue states emerge organically without a contract or purpose, should be pracitical and respond pragmatically to needs 
  • A ruling class- Argue state should be hierarchical, reflecting an elitist society, a ruling class that is hereditary not democratic
  • The Nation State- Tend to emphasise nationality of state, nation is a mega community, state should identify the


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