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Pluralism and the Personality of the State : Ideas in Context - David Runciman

Pluralism and the Personality of the State

Ideas in Context

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 2003
ISBN: 9780521551915
Number Of Pages: 300

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Pluralism and the Personality of the State tells the history of English political thought from 1900 to 1933, concentrating on the work of the political pluralists and their attack on the idea of state sovereignty. It explores the background to their work in the ideas of the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the German jurist Otto von Gierke. It also looks at what wider relevance their ideas might have today, particularly with regard to the question of the relation between the state and voluntary associations.

"As a history of the implantation of ideas within a particular context, this work is exceptional. As an incisive conceptual negotiation of this tradition...this work borders on brilliance." B.J. Macdonald, Choice "...such thoroughness is part and parcel of the book's great value to historians of ideas in early twentieth century England." Review of Metaphysics

Preface
The Personality of Associations
Introduction
Hobbes and the person of the commonwealth
Gierke and the Genossenschaft
Trusts and sovereigns
Political Pluralism
Maitland and the real personality of associations
Figgis and the communitas communitatum
Barker and the discredited state
Cole and guild socialism
Laski and political pluralism
The return of the state
The Personality of the State
The mask of personality
The mask of the group
The mask of the state
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521551915
ISBN-10: 0521551919
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 22nd February 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.61