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Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865 1931
Citizenship and Community explores the links between 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 1920's. The book's strong comparative ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published May 23rd 1996)
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This book is a superb collection of essays on British Radicalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The editor Eugenio Biagini in his introduction claims for the book's theme that the stereotype of 'Victorian values' as laissez faire individualism and the 'night watchman state', perpetuated by Thatcherite supporters and opposing socialist historians, is mistaken. The essays provide evidence for the contention that community representation was just as important as individual ...more