Pluralism and the Personality of the State

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Pluralism and the personality of the state tells the history of English political thought from 1900-1 933, concentrating on the work of the political pluralists and their attack on the idea of state sovereignty. It explores the background to their work in the ideas of the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the German jurist Otto von Gierke. It also looks at what wider relevance their ideas might have today, particularly with regard to the question of the relation between the ...
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Overview

Pluralism and the personality of the state tells the history of English political thought from 1900-1 933, concentrating on the work of the political pluralists and their attack on the idea of state sovereignty. It explores the background to their work in the ideas of the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the German jurist Otto von Gierke. It also looks at what wider relevance their ideas might have today, particularly with regard to the question of the relation between the state and voluntary associations.
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"As a history of the implantation of ideas within a particular context, this work is exceptional. As an incisive conceptual negotiation of this tradition....this work borders on brilliance." B.J. Macdonald, Choice

"...such thoroughness is part and parcel of the book's great value to historians of ideas in early twentieth century England." Review of Metaphysics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521022637
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Series: Ideas in Context Series , #47
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I The Personality of Associations
1 Introduction 3
2 Hobbes and the person of the commonwealth 6
3 Gierke and the Genossenschaft 34
4 Trusts and sovereigns 64
Pt. II Political Pluralism
5 Maitland and the real personality of associations 89
6 Figgis and the communitas communitatum 124
7 Barker and the discredited state 150
8 Cole and guild socialism 162
9 Laski and political pluralism 177
10 The return of the state 195
Pt. III The Personality of the State
11 The mask of personality 223
12 The mask of the group 230
13 The mask of the state 251
14 Conclusion 262
Bibliography 266
Index 275
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