The Strange Survival of Liberal England
Political Leaders, Moral Values and the Reception of Economic Debate
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Strange Survival of Liberal England by E. H. H. Green
Book DescriptionIt is often assumed that politicians are swept along by global forces and influences, without the power - or the desire - to shape events. By contrast, this book is concerned with the way that cultural values, individual moral sentiments and politicians' interpretation of economic and other imperatives have helped to shape political values. Focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and containing contributions by a series of prominent scholars, themes are developed through essays on recognisably important events and figures. Subjects include the policy ideas of W. E. Gladstone, Woodrow Wilson's support for war in 1916 and Ramsay MacDonald's role in the 1931 crisis. Other essays examine the way that Keynesian ideas were understood and used across the party spectrum, and beyond Britain itself, or reflect on the relationship between ideas, values and politics. This volume also celebrates and represents an approach to historical writing which has received little attention from scholars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521881678
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E. H. H. Green
Strange Survival of Liberal England, Paperback (June 2011)
An examination of the imperatives that have helped to shape political values.
Thatcher, Paperback (January 2006)
This book is not a biography of Margaret Thatcher. It is a study of how her reputation in both the domestic and international sphere was constructed by Thatcher and others over the course of her career.
Ideologies of Conservatism, Paperback (June 2004)
Ideologies of Conservatism charts developments and changes in the nature of Conservative political thought and the meaning of Conservatism throughout the twentieth century. Ewen Green's study explores the Conservative mind from the Edwardian crisis under Balfour to the Thatcherite 1980s and beyond.
Crisis of Conservatism, Paperback (August 1996)» View all books by E. H. H. Green
'This is a powerfully sustained argument, based on prodigious learning and infolded with elegance, lucidity and wit.' - David Cannadine Green offers a new interpretation of Conservative politics in the period 1880-1914.
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Author Biography - E. H. H. Green
Ewen Green was a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Duncan Tanner is Professor of History and Director of the Welsh Institute for Social and Cultural Affairs at the University of Wales, Bangor.
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