The humanities and social science

2017 Issue №3

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Correlation of theory and practice in victorian policies: Edward Derby case



Using the works of the most prominent British political intellectuals, the  author examines the correlation of theory and practice in Victorian politics.  The analysis shows the suspicious attitude of British politicians toward ideologies.  The core role of morality and religion in Victorian politics is highlighted.  The author reconstructs the concept of conservative progress, which was  used to solve tactical party objectives on the basis of three most significant  sources of Edward Derby’s political ideas. The link between Derby’s ideas and  subsequent generations of British conservatives has been defined.


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