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Description - Victorian Visions of Global Order by Duncan Bell

This wide-ranging and original 2007 study provides an insight into the climate of political thought during the lifespan of what was, at this time, the most powerful empire in history. A distinguished group of contributors explores the way in which thinkers in Britain theorised influential views about empire and international relations, exploring topics such as the evolution of international law; the ways in which the world was notionally divided into the 'civilised' and the 'barbarian'; the role of India in shaping visions of civil society; grandiose ideas about a global imperial state; the development of an array of radical critiques of empire; the varieties of liberal imperialism; and the rise and fall of free trade. Together, the chapters form an analysis of political thought in this context; both of the famous (Bentham, Mill, Marx, and Hobson) and of those who, whilst influential at the time, are all but forgotten today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521882927
ISBN-10: 0521882923
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Duncan Bell

Duncan Bell is University Lecturer in International Relations in the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, Christ's College.

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