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The British General Election of 2015 is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation.

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Cameron and the Conservatives
The Transition to Coalition Government

This edited volume, now with a fully revised preface, brings together leading specialists in Conservative Party politics to examine the effectiveness with which the Cameron led coalition has adapted to the demands of government. While the main focus is on the first year in office, there are insights into why a Conservative modernisation statecraft strategy resulted in a hung Parliament and the need to form a coalition.

The coherence of the policy agenda that informs 'liberal conservatism' is analyzed and the impact of the coalition on party policy across a range of social and foreign areas is examined; including economic, European and immigration policies, as well as territorial politics. The contributors also consider how cohesive and unified the coalition actually is in parliamentary terms and the effectiveness of Cameron as leader and Prime Minister. They also evaluate the impact of the coalition on wider perceptions of party politics and on 'New' Labour and how it has adapted to opposition.

'This work is far from being just another assessment of the Coalition's first year in office. In addition to the in-depth examination of Cameron's statecraft strategy, Heppell and Seawright offer a compelling analysis of the Conservative Party's ideological trajectory under Cameron, particularly in relation to a New Labour legacy.' –Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor, Université de Bourgogne, France

'Packed with authoritative, detailed and insightful accounts, this book gets to the heart of Cameron's Coalition government; its formation, policy and politics. Heppell and Seawright have achieved the best of breadth and depth to illuminate and explain the most important features of this fascinating period of Conservative party politics.' – Jane Green, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, UK

A Time for Choosing:
Free Enterprise in Twenty-First Century Britain

Promoting a liberal, free market approach to Britain's political problems, A Time for Choosing offers a clear and engaging manifesto for government.

Based on policy contributions from the Free Enterprise Group, it presents a unified policy agenda with clear and precise prescriptions for the new Parliament. Each chapter takes on a particular topic and diagnoses the major challenges facing Britain in the 21st century. It proposes ambitious but achievable solutions, costed and backed by expert research.

Structured around a radical manifesto for free enterprise, A Time for Choosing presents a significant contribution to the public debate about the future direction of Britain's government.

'A penetrating essay by three brilliant young thinkers, A Time for Choosing sets out a modern manifesto for how Britain can prosper and be fair, free and at the forefront of technology and social innovation. Kwarteng, Bourne and Dupont combine acute historical analysis with radical and fresh thinking about enterprise.' – Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist

'At a time when the whole concept of free enterprise is under attack as never before, this brave, intelligent and cogently-argued book puts the case for economic freedom and free markets better than anything since Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.'
– Andrew Roberts, Historian & Journalist

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