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Political Ideas in Modern Britain : In and After the Twentieth Century - Rodney Barker

Political Ideas in Modern Britain

In and After the Twentieth Century

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780415161664
Number Of Pages: 368

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The rise of the New Right and the collapse of state communism in 1989 has fundamentally changed political thinking in the late twentieth century. Rodney Barker has revised and extended his classic text - Political Ideas in Modern Britain - in the light of these changes. His accessible account of political thinking in Britain since the 1880s now includes detailed analysis of:
* the demise of traditional conservatism and socialism
* the rise and decline of the New Right
* the growth of feminism, liberalism and pluralism
Political Ideas in Modern Britain charts the changing intellectual landscape of political thinking, illustrating how contemporary political thought is both rooted in tradition and a radical transformation of it. Whether the future is liberal, communitarian, pluralist, or simply uncertain, this is an essential guide for students of British politics.
Rodney Barker is Senior Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Two Introductionsp. 1
Friends of the Modern Statep. 15
Pleas for Libertyp. 58
Neither State nor Individualp. 77
The Pale of the Constitutionp. 111
Accommodations to the Modern Statep. 135
Arrivals and Departuresp. 179
The Death of Conservatism and the Dispersal of Liberalismp. 223
The Death of Socialism and the Rise of the Leftp. 251
Definitions and Doormatsp. 280
Conclusionp. 301
Bibliographyp. 304
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780415161664
ISBN-10: 0415161665
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition