John Stuart Mill
First published in 1976, this volume offers a significant new interpretation of Mill's political thought, Mill's ambivalent attitude to democracy is carefully examined. The implications for modern democracy of Mill's views on consensus and leadership, bureaucracy and participation, equality and liberty emerge from a deep understanding of Mill's place in 19th century ideas.
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Chapter I Self Culture the Eclectic Stance and Toryism
Chapter II Romantic and Utilitarian
Chapter III Science and the Authority of the Instructed
Chapter IV Laissezfaire Socialism and Future Society
Chapter V Liberty and Individuality
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