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The Paradise lost of liberalism

Subtitle:
individualist political thought in late Victorian Britain
Abstract:

The thesis argues that the development of the New Liberalism in the late nineteenth century was opposed from the standpoint of a more "traditional" conception of liberalism by a group of political theorists who owed their inspiration to the work of Herbert Spencer. Despite the protestations of these self-styled "Individualists" that they were the true heirs of mid-century liberalism, it is argued that their political theory represented as much a transformation of Benthamite Radicalism as did...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Social Studies
Publication date:
1992
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323675
URN:
uuid:eb92cda2-1e70-464d-8a75-77562ea5a582
Local pid:
td:602323675

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