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Socialism, Democracy and Industrialization

Socialism, Democracy and Industrialization

1st Edition

Amlan Datta
April 15, 2013

Is it possible to evolve a form of socialism which, while promoting industrial development, will be merciful to the ideals of democracy? This book attempts to answer this question: first the author deals with the differing conceptions of socialism and democracy and discusses co-operative socialism....

The Political Theory of Anarchism

The Political Theory of Anarchism

1st Edition

April Carter
April 15, 2013

Anarchism is a significant but relatively neglected of political thought. April Carter examines the anarchist critique of the state, of bureaucracy, of democratic government and contrasts this attitude with more orthodox political theory. She also considers anarchist theories and social and...

Studies in the Growth of Nineteenth Century Government

Studies in the Growth of Nineteenth Century Government

1st Edition

Gillian Sutherland
April 15, 2013

The main theme of this book is the complex relationship between government servants and the world around them and this is explored in a number of ways. The essays include studies of the people who played an important part in the development of 19th century government: there is a chapter on the...

A History of Greek Political Thought

A History of Greek Political Thought

1st Edition

T. A. Sinclair
April 15, 2013

This book gives a general survey of political thought from Homer to the beginning of the Christian era. To the evidence of the philosophers is added that of Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Polybius and others whose writings illustrate the course of Greek political thinking in the Classical and...

The Growth of Papal Government in the Middle Ages

The Growth of Papal Government in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Walter Ullmann
April 15, 2013

This book reveals how the medieval papacy grew from modest beginnings into an impressive institution in the Middle Ages and deals with a wide field. It charts the history of the papacy and its relations to East and West from the 4th to the 12th centuries, embraces such varied subjects as law,...

Race and Politics

Race and Politics

1st Edition

Muhammad Anwar
April 15, 2013

This book examines immigration and settlement patterns in Britain and at the civic position of ethnic minorities by outlining the development of race relations in the political context. It analyses the numbers, turnout patterns, voting behaviour and attitudes of the ethnic minorities to the...

The Language of Politics

The Language of Politics

1st Edition

James T. Boulton
April 15, 2013

This book focuses on the literature produced at the time of the controversy over Wilkes and the Middlesex elections and by the debate in England over the French Revolution. Writings by Junius, Johnson, Burke, Paine, Mackintosh, Wollstonecraft and Arthur Young among others are examined in order to...

Political Discipline in a Free Society

Political Discipline in a Free Society

1st Edition

H. J. Blackham
April 15, 2013

This book traces the rise and fall of political philosophies since the 17th century. The second part of the book shows how the general technique of cumulative learning from experience applies to social legislation and social services, party politics to defence strategy and to the trends that follow...

Aspects of Toleration

Aspects of Toleration

1st Edition

John Horton, Susan Mendus
April 15, 2013

Originally published in 1985, these essays relate philosophical questions about the meaning and justification of toleration to debates about such issues as religious freedom, racial discrimination, pornography and censorship. Many take their point of departure from classic works, especially J S...

Labour Theory of Culture

Labour Theory of Culture

1st Edition

Charles Woolfson
April 15, 2013

Despite its importance in understanding the social relations of labour little attention has been paid by Western Marxists to evolutionary theory. Taking as a starting point an unfinished essay by Engels, the author argues that the human species must be seen as discontinuous with its nearest...

The Popular and the Political

The Popular and the Political

1st Edition

Michael Prior
April 15, 2013

The failure of the left in Britain to achieve its objectives in the past, and the rapidly changing nature of popular involvement in politics in recent years, both suggest the need for a reappraisal of socialist strategy in the 1980s. The Popular and the Political explores the need to redefine...

Capital and Politics

Capital and Politics

1st Edition

Roger King
April 15, 2013

The main theme of this book is the relationship between capital and government in Britain, particularly the practice and organisation of capital in both national and local political processes. The chapters are primarily empirical in focus and deal with such topics as power, policy and the City of...

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