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Title: The politics of Conservative foreign policy : the Derby Governments of 1852 and 1858-9
Author: Hicks, Geoffrey.
ISNI:       0000 0001 2431 3851
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2004
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This thesis seeks to identify how the Conservative Party of the 1850s, and more specifically its leadership, approached foreign policy: what ideas it had about foreign affairs; what it did to put them into practice; and how it opposed alternative ideas and policies. It focuses on the fourteenth Earl of Derby's minority administrations of 1852 and 1858-9, whilst also examining the Conservative role in opposition to the Russell, Aberdeen and Palmerston governments. It examines in detail the way in which the third Earl of Malmesbury, directed by Derby, managed foreign policy. It suggests that the Derbyite Conservatives had a clearly identifiable foreign policy stance, different from both Palmerston's 'liberal' policy and, increasingly, from the policies advocated by Disraeli. It incorporates a detailed analysis of the growing tension between Disraeli and his colleagues over foreign policy between 1855 and 1859
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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