Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Hardcover | July 14, 2005

EditorJose Harris

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This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors show how past understandingsof the term were often very different from (even in some respects the exact opposite of) those held today.

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This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors show how past understandingsof the term were often very different from (e...

Jose Harris is at Professor of Modern History, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:July 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199279101

ISBN - 13:9780199279104

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Introduction : Civil Society in British History: Paradigm or Peculiarity?1. Jose Harris: From Richard Hooker to Harold Laski: Changing Perceptions of Civil Society in British Political Thought2. Joanna Innes: Central Government 'Interference': Changing Conceptions, Powers and Concerns, c.1700-18503. Kathryn Gleadle: 'Opinions Deliver'd in Conversation': Conversation, Politics, and Gender in the Late Eighteenth Century4. Brian Harrison: Civil Society by Accident? Paradoxes of Voluntarism and Pluralism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries5. Lawrence Goldman: Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Germany: L. J. M. Ludlow, Lujo Brentano, and the Labour Question6. Philip Waller: Altercation over Civil Society: The Bitter Cry of the Edwardian Middle Classes7. Raphael Schapiro: Public or Private Ownership? The Dilemma of Urban Utilities in London and New York 1870-19148. Nicholas Owen: British Progressives and Civil Society in India 1905-19149. Adrian Gregory: Military Service Tribunals: Civil Society in Action 1916-191810. John Stevenson: The Countryside, Planning, and Civil Society 1926-194711. Senia Paseta: Women and Civil Society: Feminist Responses to the Irish Constitution of 193712. Matthew Grimley: Civil Society and the Clerisy: Christian Elites and National Culture c.1930-195013. John Davis: 'Simple Solutions to Complex Problems': The Greater London Council and the Greater London Development Plan 1965-197314. Michael Freeden: Civil Society and the Good Citizen: Competing Conceptions of Citizenship in Twentieth-Century BritainBibliographyIndex