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To what extent can the New Right be seen to have departed from traditional Conservative values?

Task 2:
Write an essay which answers the following question:
To what extent can the New Right be seen to have departed from traditional Conservative values?
Learning Outcome:
1. Understand the key concepts of Conservatism
2. Understand the tensions within conservatism.
3. Understand the influence of key thinkers on the development of conservatism
1.2 Analyse the extent to which the core ideological values unite conservatism.
2.1 Analyse the tension within conservatism between One Nation Conservatism’s commitment to pragmatism
and social stability and the New Right commitment to economic freedom and the individual.
3.1 Evaluate the contribution of at least 3 key thinkers to the development of conservatism
Essay Guidance:
➢ Explain how conservatives think about the relationship between the individual and the state: e.g., how much
should the state interfere in issues such as social welfare and the economy?
➢ Explain the extent to which traditional conservatives agree with the New Right on core values.
➢ Explain the extent to which New Right conservatives agree with one another.
➢ Focus on at least one C20th or C21st Conservative thinker in detail. Explore their influence on the
development of Conservativism.
➢ Evaluate the relative importance of your selected thinker(s) to the Conservative tradition

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