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Hobhouse: Liberalism and Other Writings

Hobhouse: Liberalism and Other Writings



Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: January 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521437264

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  • L. T. Hobhouse's Liberalism (1911), which has acquired the status of a modern classic, is the most enduring statement of the political principles which animated British liberal social reformers in the early years of the twentieth century. While written in a popular style, it is actually a theoretical work of some subtlety, combining an historical analysis of the evolution of liberal doctrine with a philosophical discussion of the character of liberal belief, and proposing a reformulation of liberalism which emphasises community, individual welfare rights, and an activist state. This 1994 edition of the work includes a number of his other writings from the same period, and will be of interest to a broad range of students and scholars in politics and the history of political thought.

    • A new edition of a text which has acquired the status of a modern classic
    • Includes other contemporaneous writings to provide a context for the central text
    • With analysis and discussion of the roles of the individual and the state, this edition has contemporary relevance as well as historical interest
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    • Date Published: January 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521437264
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 137 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Liberalism:
    1. Before liberalism
    2. The elements of liberalism
    3. The movement of theory
    4. 'Laissez-faire'
    5. Gladstone and Mill
    6. The heart of liberalism
    7. The state and the individual
    8. Economic liberalism
    9. The future of liberalism
    Part II. Other Writings:
    10. Government by the people
    11. The growth of the state
    12. The individual and the state
    13. Irish nationalism and liberal principle
    14. The historical evolution of property, in fact and in idea.

  • Author

    L. T. Hobhouse


    James Meadowcroft, University of Sheffield

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