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Citizenship and Community

Citizenship and Community
Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865–1931

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E. F. Biagini, M. Pugh, Pat Thane, J. Coffey, G. I. T. Machin, N. Scotland, J. Spain, A. Howe, F. Trentman, G. Greenlee, C. Fitzpatrick, J. Shaw, R. Lewis, Jose Harris
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893602

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  • Citizenship and Community explores the links among liberalism, social democracy and nationalism within the framework of traditional republican ideals of "civic virtue" and active citizenship. It examines various "currents of radicalism" in Britain and Ireland, from Victorian advanced liberals to Irish and Welsh socialists in the 1920s. The book's strong comparative emphasis focuses attention on the regions of Britain, revealing how different forms of collective identity interacted in popular attitudes to political and social debates.

    • The only book to link and compare radicalism and nationalism
    • Comparative approach emphasises the regions of Britain rather than the State
    • Revisionist approach to nationalism - views it as a phenomenon with a complex relationship to other political traditions
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    "The biography is richly textured with respect to the daily routine of Epstein's life...." Historian

    "The essays in Citizenship and Community provide a welcome addition to the growing literature on the complex relationship between liberalism, democracy, and community in modern Britain." Laura E. Nym Mayhall, Victorian Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893602
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Citizenship, liberty and community E. F. Biagini
    Part I. Citizenship, Populism and Liberalism:
    1. Liberalism and direct democracy: J. S. Mill and the model of ancient Athens E. F. Biagini
    2. The limits of liberalism: liberals and the women's movement 1866–1907 M. Pugh
    3. Women, community and citizenship, 1918–1930 Pat Thane
    4. Democracy and popular religion: Moody and Sankey's mission to Britain 1873–75 J. Coffey
    5. Disestablishment and democracy, c. 1840–1930 G. I. T. Machin
    Part II. Economic Democracy and the 'Moral Economy' of Free Trade:
    6. The National Agricultural Labourers' Union and the demand for a stake in the soil, 1873–85 N. Scotland
    7. 'The food of the people': free trade, protectionism and the liberal opposition to the Cattle Diseases Bill, 1878 J. Spain
    8. Free trade c. 1880–1926: an old response to a new challenge? A. Howe
    9. The strange death of free trade: from individual consumerism to collectivist productivism, British political economy, 1903–1932 F. Trentman
    Part III. Democracy, Organicism, and the Challenge of Nationalism:
    10. Land, religion and the changing electoral system in Ulster, 1870–1881 G. Greenlee
    11. Nationalizing the ideal? Labour and nationalism in Ireland 1909–1923 C. Fitzpatrick
    12. The crofting community, German idealism and the highland land reform 1885–1886 J. Shaw
    13. The Welsh radical tradition and the ideal of a democratic popular culture, 1900–40 R. Lewis
    14. Platonism, positivism and progressivism: aspects of British sociological thought in the early twentieth century Jose Harris.

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    Eugenio F. Biagini, Princeton University, New Jersey


    E. F. Biagini, M. Pugh, Pat Thane, J. Coffey, G. I. T. Machin, N. Scotland, J. Spain, A. Howe, F. Trentman, G. Greenlee, C. Fitzpatrick, J. Shaw, R. Lewis, Jose Harris

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