Revision tasks

Churchill documentary


Conservatism revision
1.       To what extent is conservatism an ideology (1 for 1 against)
2.       Why have some conservatives argued against change? &how do they differ from Libs on this?
3.       What’s the connection of religion & why is this no longer as relevant.
4.       What is Burke & Chesterton’s quotes (explain the meaning of each)
5.       What does tradition reflect? & why might it be Darwinian?
6.       Defend the monarchy
7.       Find as many arguments as to why conservatives defend tradition (last paragraph)
  1. In what ways are humans thought to be psychologically limited/dependent? & where does immoral/criminal behaviour come from?
  2. How can humans be persuaded to behave in a civilised manner?
  3. Are there limits to human intellect? Are conservatives suspicious of abstract ideas? In what way then, are conservatives pragmatic?
  4. Are Humans perfectible? (Oakeshott)
  5. How does the new Right differ from Traditionalists on the above(incl Pat etc)
13.    Contrast Thatcher’s (NR) with the traditional (PAT) view of society.
14.    Explain why humans are dependent & security seeking & what social institutions & groups can help.
15.    What is there view of freedom?
16.    Contrast the liberal analogy of the machine with the conservative alternative & what implications for the state, reform etc. On what basis should institutions be kept? & defend the family using these ideas.
17.    Why is morality not just an individual choice? & why is the nation important?
  1. Contrast conservative & liberal views on hierarchy, authority & inequality. Give examples of authority within society.
  2. How are Conservatives’ beliefs in a natural hierarchy related to organic society?
  3. What is believed to go hand in hand with this natural inequality?
  4. How does this influence conservatives’ view of leadership & discipline & how are the limits to authority exercised?
22.    Find 5 functions or advantages that property has.
23.    Why is Burglary thought to be a significant crime?
24.    Criticise the socialist view of property from a Conservative perspective
25.    Contrast NR (Libertarian) & Traditional (Pat etc) conservative views.
26.    Include MacMillan quote (Pat)
  1. Give a general description of Paternalistic conservatism.
  2. Describe Disraeli’s approach & why did he think a danger faced Britain & what was it?
  3. Why would this still benefit the rich & explain how he adapted Noblesse Oblige.
  4. What reforms did they make & why was this Paternalistic, One Nation-ist & pragmatic.
  5. What was the high point of O.N and what were they committed to & why? What did Macmillan say?
  6. How was Christian democracy Paternalistic & how did it differ from O.N?
33.    In what ways is Conservatisms support for the free market Libertarian?
34.     How did Burke justify support for the market & how was he able to balance that with support for social stability (traditionalist view).
35.    Contrast Conservative Libertarians (NR) with Liberals on the individual, state & the economy.
  1. What is the NR a blend of, why it radical & what factors brought it about?
  2. Explain why the NR is anti statist. Does this conflict with Paternalism?
  3. Who were the key economic theorists, what did they say? Contrast arguments’ for the free market & against a planned economy.
  4. How did they criticize Keynesianism? What did they mean by a natural rate of unemployment?
  5. Why did they prioritise inflation over unemployment?
  6. Explain why the NR is opposed to a mixed economy.
  7. What was their attitude to taxes?
  8. Why was it anti statist because of political principals? (Include reference to ‘Rolling back the state’.
  9. Why does the NR object to welfarism?
45.    What does it fear & why does it emphasize authority?
46.    Contrast NR with One Nation.
47.    What are the 3 principal concerns?
48.    What causes crime & how do they deal with it?
49.    What do people want, what is the role of authority (what form do they subscribe to) & what does permissiveness do?
50.    What do they think of the family?
51.    What kind of minimal state do they call for & why?
52.    What is their stance on morality (with examples)?
53.    Explain their view on national identity.
54.    What is seen as (a) the threat from within (with policy e.g.) & (b) threat from without (with e.g.)
15 mark questions revision
Create a detailed plan for each of the following:
  1. To what extent do conservatives value tradition (02)
  1. Distinguish between a socialist & conservative view of human nature? (03June)
  1. Why has the new right advocated ‘rolling back’ the state? (03June)
  1. How has conservatives justified private property? (June04)
  1. Distinguish between a traditional conservative & a New right view of society (June05)
  1. In what sense is conservatism a philosophy of human imperfection? (Jan06)
  1. Why have liberals criticised the socialist view of equality? (June06)
  1. Why have conservative’s feared cultural diversity & pluralism? (Jan07)
  1. How & why have conservatives & liberals disagreed over authority? (Jan07)
  1. To what extent do traditional conservatives and the New Right differ in their views of society?
  1. How have conservatives justified private property?
  1. Distinguish between neoliberalism and neoconservatism. (Jan11)
45 m questions
Make a detailed plan for each in class.
  1. To what extent are there tensions within conservatism over its support for the individual & its commitment to the community?
  1. ‘Conservatism is defined by its defence of tradition & continuity.’ Explain, & discuss the extent this remains true.
  1. Has conservatism been concerned with social stability than with economic freedom? (June03)
  1. ‘Conservatism has always been characterised by a tension between paternalism & libertarianism.’  Discuss.
  1. Why, & to what extent, have conservatives been committed to tradition & continuity?
  1. To what extent is there continuity between traditional conservatism & the New Right?
  1. To what extent are there tensions within conservatism over its support for the individual & its commitment to the community?
  1. To what extent have conservatives supported ‘free market’ capitalism?
  1. Why, and to what extent, have conservatives placed their faith in pragmatism rather than principle?
  1. To what extent do conservatives believe in tradition and continuity?

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