Britain of David Cameron

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-1-81-88

A. Terentiev, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. A year ago the era of the Laborist’s ruling has ended in Britain. As a result of the one of the most intensive campaign over the past decade in Downing Street residence was the leader of the Conservative party. David Cameron's Britain is seen the author as the antipode to Brown’s one. According to experts, the two politicians are opposite directions of British political culture: an epicurean and puritanical. The author analyses the determinants of the coming to power of the Conservatives, the personal qualities of the new leader, the main directions of his domestic and foreign policies, including the prospects of relations with Russia.

Keywords: David Cameron, new conservatives, Tory, Gordon Brown, Laborists, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Whigs, blue-and-yellow coalition, William Hague, doctrine of “muscular liberalism”, failure of multiculturalism, special relationship, BP’s oil platform, Euroscepticism, Turkish question, British-Russian relations

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For citation:
Terentiev A. Britain of David Cameron. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 1, pp. 81-88.

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