By Julia Stapleton

The definition of "Englishness" has turn into the topic of substantial debate, and during this vital contribution to principles in Context Julia Stapleton seems on the paintings of 1 of its such a lot wide-ranging and influential theorists, Ernest Barker. Infused with a robust cultural feel of nationhood, Barker's writings encouraged a extensive nonacademic viewers, and their next overlook graphically demonstrates the destiny of a undeniable imaginative and prescient of Liberal England within the iteration after international struggle One. With, besides the fact that, the erosion of a selected feel of Englishness, Barker's rules have started to imagine renewed resonance.

Show description

Read or Download Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker (Ideas in Context) PDF

Best history & theory books

Philosophers of Peace and War: Kant, Clausewitz, Marx, Engels and Tolstoy (The Wiles lectures)

Highbrow eminence aside, what did Kant, Clausewitz, Marx and Engels, and Tolstoy have in universal? Professor Gallic argues that they made contributions to 'international idea' - to the certainty of the nature and factors of battle and of the opportunity of peace among international locations - which have been of unrivalled originality of their personal occasions and stay of undiminished value in ours.

Political Ideals (Great Books in Philosophy)

Initially released in 1917, this early paintings via Bertrand Russell nonetheless deals a lot thought-provoking fabric just about political philosophy. classic Russell, this selection of concise essays will be at the bookshelf of everybody drawn to political technological know-how or the relation of the person to society.

Higher Education in the Middle East and North Africa: Exploring Regional and Country Specific Potentials

This publication explores the customers for larger schooling improvement within the center East and North African (MENA) zone. Adopting a South-South standpoint (from the point of view of a constructing country), it seeks to advertise a deeper knowing of this vibrant and hugely varied, but risky zone. As such, it examines six chosen MENA nations that function case experiences for choosing the gaps and demanding situations in addition to their potentials by way of greater schooling improvement.

Extra resources for Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker (Ideas in Context)

Example text

In attempting to clarify the opportunities and dangers attendant upon these changes, Idealist philosophers and also other classical scholars turned to ancient Greece. They regarded the Greek city-states as a model of society organised around the principles of obligation and citizenship rather than individual rights, from which many modern lessons could be learned. Aristotle's Ethics, in particular, became a seminal guide to the increasingly 'civic' nature of English political life, overshadowing - if not entirely displacing - its previous association with Christianity.

Nevertheless, his contribution to English political and cultural thought was a highly nuanced one. As such, it found a broad appeal in academic, official, and popular circles alike. My fundamental aim in writing this book has been to capture the singularity of his work and the public concerns which it addressed. Consequently, I have sought to clarify the reasons why Barker held certain beliefs and not others; the various factors in his life and milieux which shaped the intellectual and temperamental dispositions I outlined earlier; the place of his thought within the political debate of its time; and the way in which his ideas shifted slightly but nonetheless significantly during successive phases of his career.

Gladstone, in particular, won his father's praise, and Ernest Barker followed suit. 9 Many of the political ideals and causes which Barker later embraced 6 8 9 7 E. Barker, Age and Youth, 258, 270. E. i. 'When I was in Manchester', The Times, 31 December 1931. E. Barker, 'Mr. Gladstone', The British Weekly, 20 May 1948, 7. Lancashire, Idealism, and Whiggism 23 were leaves from Gladstone's book, though they were not exclusive to the latter. These included democracy, Home Rule, sound public finance, national self-determination, and the primacy of morality in the conduct of political affairs.

Download PDF sample

Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and by Julia Stapleton
Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 21 votes