Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

by Michael Freeden


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199670437
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 637,412
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Freeden is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford. His books include The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform (Oxford, 1978); Liberalism Divided: A Study in British Political Thought 1914-1939 (Oxford, 1986); Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach (Oxford, 1996); Ideology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2003); Liberal Languages: Ideological Imaginations and 20th Century Progressive Thought (Princeton, 2005); The Political Theory of Political Thinking (Oxford, 2013), and The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies (co-edited, Oxford, 2013). He is the founder-editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies. In 2012 he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the UK Political Studies Association and the Medal for Science of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Bologna University.

Table of Contents

1. Navigating through liberalism
2. The emergence of liberal narratives
3. Layers of liberalism: disaggregating an ideology
4. The morphology of liberalism: reaggregating an ideology
5. Liberal luminaries
6. Liberal philosophy: Ethical visions and academic colonizations
7. Liberal Party Politics: The struggle over dominance
8. Appropriations and misappropriations of liberalism
9. The liberal balance sheet: achievements and failures
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