Terry J. Royed (1996). Testing the Mandate Model in Britain and the United States:
Evidence from the Reagan and Thatcher Eras. British Journal of Political Science, 26, pp
During the years of Reagan and Thatcher the proposition that parties are basically better
able to execute obligations in Britain than the United States is when it was tested. In that case, a
detailed list of pledges was gathered and it was decided if the given pledges were met or not.
However, the main discovery is that most pledges by the conservative parties were fulfilled,
compared to the pledges made by the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.
Research indicates that country policy took a conservative turn in each state, but due to the fact
that Britain fulfilled more pledges, the ‘conservative revolution’ was more comprehensive in
Britain compared to the United States. Additionally, in comparison to the previous literature
results, it is suggested that institutional alterations amongst the two great countries are one major
factor that counts when trying to bring about any kind of policy change.
Gardiner, Nile, and Steve Thompson. Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for
American Conservatives Today. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2013. Print.
The authenticity and the fact that the conservative ideas of Margret Thatcher who for year
has been regarded as one of the outstanding prime minister of all the times is deeply or in other
words largely demonstrated in this book through captivating accounts. However, it is clear that
the author has dug deep in Thatcher’s history all the way from her personal stories to her
political endeavors making it simple to demonstrate her impact to both the Britain, United States
and the entire world. According to the author for socialism foreign threat Thatcher basically used
the learnt lessons on conservative ideals against it. She however demonstrated through her
actions and ideas that conservatism could be effective. The author also widely discusses Marg...