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Permeation and Independent Labor

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses George Bernard Shaw's and Sidney Webb's respective political strategies and their roles in inspiring Fabian policy. The Fabians did not share a commitment to permeating other ... More


Theories of Rent

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the Fabians' rejection of Marxist economics for theories arising in the wake of the collapse of classical economics. Far too many historians have caricatured the Fabians as ... More


Sidney Webb

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Webb was the single most important thinker and actor in the development of Fabian socialism. This chapter looks in detail at his political thought, rejecting the often repeated claim that he was a ... More


Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Charles A. Carpenter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034058
eISBN:
9780813038254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new perspective on one of the most puzzling questions faced by Shaw scholars—how to reconcile the artist's individualist leanings with his socialist Fabian ideals. The book does ... More


The 1940s: The Emergence of the Neoliberal Critique

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how Friedrich Hayek began to develop an intellectual and organizational strategy to protect and maintain “the free society” as World War II drew to an end. His strategy ... More


George Bernard Shaw

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. Shaw's biographers consistently discuss his debt to Marx, but intellectual historians have found little sign of this debt. It shows ... More


Breathing Space: Developing a Winning Strategy

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines how George Washington developed a winning strategy against the British forces during the American Revolution and its relevance to business leadership. Washington developed his ... More


Conceptual Foundations

Marc Stears

in Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State: Ideologies of Reform in the United States and Britain, 1909–1926

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291632
eISBN:
9780191700668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291632.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Freedom was emphasized as a necessity by radical political theorists who argued that the supreme evil of modern industrial society was not poverty but rather the absence of liberty. A coherent and ... More


Maud Pember Reeves

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Maud Pember Reeves. It focuses on her graphic account of working class life in the London district of North Lambeth, describing a project carried out by the Fabian Women's ... More


Labour Imperialist and Revolutionary Conservative

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter gives a striking account on the emergence of a significant parliamentary labour movement, the redefinition of pauperism and poverty by the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, the spread ... More


‘We are All Planners Now’

Daniel Ritschel

in The Politics of Planning: The Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206477
eISBN:
9780191677151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206477.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the challenges to the free market economy at the first onset of the Great Depression in the 1870s. It identifies that the most direct assault to the free market came from the ... More


The Founding Years

Ralf Dahrendorf

in LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter traces the events leading to the founding of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). On 4 August 1894, Sidney Webb came down for breakfast at Borough Farm near ... More


‘Taken prisoner by his mortal enemies’?: 1 Ruskin, Working-Class Consciousness, and Organized Labour

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Many of the pioneers of the emerging Labour movement cited the crucial role of Ruskin's writings in the development of their own political and class consciousness. Recognising in Ruskin's ... More


Disraeli in Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Shaw claimed not to have read Benjamin Disraeli's novels, he apparently read some of them, as his writings evidence. Whatever the case, Disraeli's artful and witty handling of his political ... More


The Conservatives’ great fear

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

One of the most intriguing paradoxes of the interwar Conservative party was that, although it came to enjoy enormous electoral and organisational support, it remained concerned, even obsessed, with ... More


Shaw and Marxism, 1882–1892

James Alexander

in Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033723
eISBN:
9780813038117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033723.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Shaw the economist, opposing Marxism. Shaw's first encounter with Marxism was as theory. In the 1880s, Marxist theory meant the labor theory of value and the theory of surplus ... More


Shaw and Liberalism, 1886–1895

James Alexander

in Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033723
eISBN:
9780813038117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033723.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Shaw the propagandist, opposing Liberalism. In order to effect the revolution they thought they wanted, the Fabians sought to overcome the scandal of Socialism; and they did ... More


Shaw and Liberalism, 1896–1904

James Alexander

in Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033723
eISBN:
9780813038117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Shaw the imperialist, opposing Liberalism again. Shaw persuaded the Fabian Society to support his argument that Socialism had absolutely nothing to do with the moral claims that ... More


An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

John Offer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Drawing on recent historical research, the book reconsiders and challenges many long-held beliefs about the ‘evolution’ of social policy; presents a wide-ranging reappraisal of links between social ... More


The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist

Charles A. Carpenter

in Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034058
eISBN:
9780813038254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Out of obscurity, Bernard Shaw was able to look to Fabianism as a representation of unconventionality and brilliance. Shaw was often recognized as a budding socialist, and was said to have fostered ... More


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