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Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

James Meadowcroft

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book is concerned with the way in which the concept of the state was invoked in British political argument between 1880 and 1914. Its central claim is that the decades bracketing the turn of the ... More


The Chimera of Conservative Dualism

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the mid‐nineteenth century, conservatism found itself in acute competition with the rising ideologies of the left, liberalism, and then socialism. By the end of that century, the struggle was ... More


Herbert Spencer, Hugh Cecil, and the State

JAMES MEADOWCROFT

in Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) and Hugh Cecil (1869–1956) each made significant contributions to arguments about the state during the period with which this book is concerned. There are significant ... More


Introduction

JAMES MEADOWCROFT

in Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The introduction outlines the aims and content of the book. The book explores the notion of ‘the state’ and the place this concept occupied in British political controversy between 1880 and 1914. It ... More


The New Conservatism, c.1885–1914

Emily Jones

in Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799429
eISBN:
9780191839665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799429.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter details the further intellectual work needed to transform Burke into ‘the founder of modern conservatism’. Crucially, it was from the 1890s that Burke’s thought began to be systematized ... More


Father Brown and the Marconi Scandal

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories and the so-called Marconi scandal. It first considers Wilfrid Ward's review of Chesterton's book Orthodoxy and Chesterton's meeting ... More


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