Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden by Ben Jackson

Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

EditorBen Jackson, Marc Stears

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Liberalism is the dominant ideology of our time, yet its character remains the subject of intense scholarly and political controversy. Debates about the liberal political tradition - about its history, its central philosophical commitments, its implications for political practice - lie at thevery heart of the discipline of political theory. Many outstanding political theorists have contributed to the growing sophistication of these debates in recent years, but the original voice of Michael Freeden deserves particular attention. In the course of a body of work that spans over thirtyyears, Freeden's iconoclastic contributions have posed important challenges to the dominant understandings of liberal ideology, history, and theory. Such work has sought to redefine the very essence of what it is to be a liberal. This book brings together an international group of historians,philosophers, and political scientists to evaluate the impact of Freeden's work and to reassess its central claims.

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Ben Jackson works on modern British history, with particular interests in political thought, labour history, and the history of social and economic policy. He is the author of Equality and the British Left (2007), and is currently writing about the intellectual history of neo-liberalism. He is Fellow in History at University College, O...
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Title:Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael FreedenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of ContributorsDavid Marquand: Preface: Return of the NativeBen Jackson and Marc Stears: IntroductionPart I: Liberal Languages1. David Leopold: A Cautious Embrace: Reflections on (Left) Liberalism and Utopia2. Ben Jackson: Socialism and the New Liberalism3. Rochana Bajpai: Liberalisms in India: An Exploratory Sketch4. Marc Stears: Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehood5. Bo Strath: The Liberal Dilemma: The Economic and the Social, and the Need for a European Contextualization of a Concept with Universal Pretensions6. Paolo Pombeni: The Problem of Political Parties in Western Liberalism, 1868-1968Part II: Ideologies and Political Theory7. David Weinstein: Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophy8. Andrew Vincent: Political Ideology and Political Theory: Reflections on an Awkward Partnership9. Gerald Gaus: Ideology, Political Philosophy, and the Interpretive Enterprise: A View from the Other Side10. Gayil Talshir: Civil Society and the Reconstruction of the Public Sphere: Ideologies between Theory and Politics11. Michael Kenny: In Defence of Political Understanding?12. Mathew Humphrey: Getting 'Real' About Political Ideas: Conceptual Morphology and the Realist Critique of Anglo-American Political Philosophy13. Michael Freeden: The Professional Responsibilities of the Political TheoristMichael Freeden: A Bibliography