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

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Political Science - 368 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Friends of the modern state
58
the defence of communal
77
the idea of citizenship
111
political ideas
135
political ideas in the third
179
The death of conservatism and the dispersal of liberalism
223
The death of socialism and the rise of the left
251
the rise of feminism
280
Conclusion
301
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Rodney Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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