The Crisis of Conservatism 1880-1914 offers a new interpretation of Conservative politics in the period 1880-1914 and comes to the startling conclusion that, but for the intervention of the First World War, there may well have been a 'Strange Death of Tory England.'

chapter |22 pages


The peculiarities of Edwardian Conservatism

part I|29 pages

Questions of Decline

chapter 1|28 pages

The Political Economy of Decline

part II|93 pages

The Nature of the Political Problem

chapter 2|18 pages

Conservatism and the Empire

chapter 3|39 pages

Conservatism and the Propertied

chapter 4|35 pages

Conservatism and the Propertyless

The challenge of democracy and socialism

part III|101 pages

The Nature of the Response

chapter 5|24 pages

Intellectual Prelude

chapter 6|9 pages

The Economics of Political Integration

chapter 7|13 pages

Imperial Organization

chapter 8|15 pages

The Defence of British Agriculture

chapter 9|18 pages

The Defence of British Industry

chapter 10|21 pages

Social Reform

part IV|64 pages