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Shaping a New Conservative Agenda

Michael Tanner

in Crisis of Conservatism?

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764013
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0012
Shaping a New Conservative Agenda

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This chapter identifies the different elements in the conservative movement and delineates its fundamental contradictions and conflicts. It delineates the different assumptions of economic, social, and national security conservatives and explains how the divisions between them could be overcome if the movement could reorganize around an agenda of limited government and low taxes.

Keywords: ideology; conservatism; economic crisis; economic conservatism; social conservatism; national security conservatism; fusionism; populism; Tea Party movement; libertarianism; religion; religious right; Republican Party

Chapter.  9286 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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