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Liberalism : A Very Short Introduction - Michael Freeden


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 25th June 2015
ISBN: 9780199670437
Number Of Pages: 144

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Liberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a crucial heritage of civilized thinking, of political practice, and of philosophical-ethical creativity.

This Very Short Introduction unpacks the concept of liberalism and its various interpretations through three diverse approaches. Looking at its historical and theoretical development, analysing the liberal ideology, and understanding liberalism as a series of ethical and philosophical principles, this is a thorough exploration of the concept and practice of liberalism.

The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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1: A house of many mansions 2: The liberal narrative 3: Layers of liberalism 4: The morphology of liberalism 5: The liberal canon 6: Philosophical liberalism: Idealizing justice 7: Misappropriations, reformulations, disparagements and lapses References Further reading

ISBN: 9780199670437
ISBN-10: 0199670439
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25th June 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.3 x 17.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13

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