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Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker
     

Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker

by Julia Stapleton
 

ISBN-10: 0521461251

ISBN-13: 9780521461252

Pub. Date: 11/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The definition of "Englishness" has become the subject of considerable debate, and in this important contribution to Ideas in Context Julia Stapleton looks at the work of one of its most wide-ranging and influential theorists, Ernest Barker. Infused with a strong cultural sense of nationhood, Barker's writings influenced a broad nonacademic audience, and their

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The definition of "Englishness" has become the subject of considerable debate, and in this important contribution to Ideas in Context Julia Stapleton looks at the work of one of its most wide-ranging and influential theorists, Ernest Barker. Infused with a strong cultural sense of nationhood, Barker's writings influenced a broad nonacademic audience, and their subsequent neglect graphically demonstrates the fate of a certain vision of Liberal England in the generation after World War One. With, however, the erosion of a particular sense of Englishness, Barker's ideas have begun to assume renewed resonance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521461252
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2014
Series:
Ideas in Context Series , #32
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Lancashire, Idealism and Whiggism: the making of an English political scientist; 2. The polis, law and the development of political studies at Oxford, 1900-20; 3. Society and the state in the English national past: the lure of Pluralism; 4. Statehood, nationhood, and internationalism: English political theory and the First World War; 5. Education and national character: the milieu of King's College London; 6. 'Continental' political science and the Cambridge Chair; 7. Traditions of civility: the construction of Englishness in the Second World War and beyond; 8. The expansion of Englishness: the Books Commission, Europe, and the Commonwealth; Conclusion. A late-Victorian liberal-conservative; Select Bibliography; Index.

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