June 14, 2006

Compassionate Conservatism: what it is, why we need it

David Cameron has made “modern, compassionate conservatism” the guiding philosophy of his leadership of the Conservative Party, stating that “there is such a thing as society; it’s just not the same thing as the state”. But many have expressed scepticism or even hostility to this idea.  So what is compassionate conservatism, and how can it meet the social and political challenges faced by today’s Britain? These are the questions that Jesse Norman and Janan Ganesh answer in their acclaimed new book.

“Superb … What the Conservatives need now is not re-branding but an actual philosophical and policy basis for action. This book brilliantly provides that basis.” Andrew Sullivan.


Janan Ganesh

Research Fellow, 2005-2007

Jesse Norman MP

Executive Director, 2005 - 2006

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