Pluralism and the Personality of the State

Pluralism and the Personality of the State

by David Runciman
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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

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)

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