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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


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


Edwardian Progressive Visitors to India, 1905–14

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the growing possibilities for co-operation between the early Labour Party in Britain and the newly resurgent Congress movement in India. It does so through examination of four ... More


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

Ralf Dahrendorf

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The London School of Economics and Political Science — the LSE — is one of the most famous academic institutions in the world. This history provides a lively account of the first century of a ... More


British Progressives and Civil Society in India, 1905–1914

NICHOLAS OWEN

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the views of British Progressives at the start of the 20th century. The period saw the arrival of a new complicating development that revitalized the old debate about whether ... More


Stalin and the Fellow-Travelers Revisited

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter gives new documentation and interpretation of the Soviet visits of the leading fellow-travelers in the 1930s, including George Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Henri Barbusse, and ... More


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


The Roots of Shaw’s Distinctive Fabianism

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/9780813034058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Among other Fabian socialists, Bernard Shaw was recognized as one who was unconventional. He saw Graham Wallas, Sydney Olivier, and Sidney Webb as comprising the Three Musketeers of Fabianism, and ... More


A Metropolitan University fit for Empire: the role of private benefaction in the early history of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1895–1930

Jill Pellew

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652068
eISBN:
9780191804694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652068.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of private benefaction in the early history of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Imperial College of Science and Technology in the period ... 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


The Fabians, Early and Late

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Mill’s stepdaughter, Helen Taylor, added to his radical reputation by publishing his autobiography and essays on socialism. She also acted as a bridge to the followers of Henry George and the ... More


‘London is blacker than lacquer’

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The cultural and social climate to which Lao She would respond in Er Ma was one both of hidebound retrenchment and outward-looking optimism, the latter thanks to the efforts of Binyon, Waley, and ... More


Epilogue: The Party Fight

Mark A. Allison

in Imagining Socialism: Aesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192896490
eISBN:
9780191918926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896490.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Epilogue sets the waning of British socialist anti-political aspiration in the context of the literary career of H. G. Wells, on the one hand, and the coalescence of the Parliamentary Labour ... More


Hugo Sinzheimer and the Economic Constitution

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the figure of Hugo Sinzheimer, his conception of labour law (as a corrective to private law), and his idea of the economic constitution. It examines both the idea of the ... More


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