Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865-1931

Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865-1931

by Eugenio F. Biagini (Editor)

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Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865-1931 by Eugenio F. Biagini

Citizenship and Community explores the links among liberalism, social democracy and nationalism within the framework of traditional republican ideals of "civic virtue" and active citizenship. It examines various "currents of radicalism" in Britain and Ireland, from Victorian advanced liberals to Irish and Welsh socialists in the 1920s. The book's strong comparative emphasis focuses attention on the regions of Britain, revealing how different forms of collective identity interacted in popular attitudes to political and social debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521893602
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/20/2002
Pages: 369
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Citizenship, liberty and community E. F. Biagini; Part I. Citizenship, Populism and Liberalism: 1. Liberalism and direct democracy: J. S. Mill and the model of ancient Athens E. F. Biagini; 2. The limits of liberalism: liberals and the women's movement 1866-1907 M. Pugh; 3. Women, community and citizenship, 1918-1930 Pat Thane; 4. Democracy and popular religion: Moody and Sankey's mission to Britain 1873-75 J. Coffey; 5. Disestablishment and democracy, c. 1840-1930 G. I. T. Machin; Part II. Economic Democracy and the 'Moral Economy' of Free Trade: 6. The National Agricultural Labourers' Union and the demand for a stake in the soil, 1873-85 N. Scotland; 7. 'The food of the people': free trade, protectionism and the liberal opposition to the Cattle Diseases Bill, 1878 J. Spain; 8. Free trade c. 1880-1926: an old response to a new challenge? A. Howe; 9. The strange death of free trade: from individual consumerism to collectivist productivism, British political economy, 1903-1932 F. Trentman; Part III. Democracy, Organicism, and the Challenge of Nationalism: 10. Land, religion and the changing electoral system in Ulster, 1870-1881 G. Greenlee; 11. Nationalizing the ideal? Labour and nationalism in Ireland 1909-1923 C. Fitzpatrick; 12. The crofting community, German idealism and the highland land reform 1885-1886 J. Shaw; 13. The Welsh radical tradition and the ideal of a democratic popular culture, 1900-40 R. Lewis; 14. Platonism, positivism and progressivism: aspects of British sociological thought in the early twentieth century Jose Harris.

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