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Persuading the Protestant Mittelstand: Left Liberalism in Schleswig-Holstein

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

If Wilhelmine left liberalism was being ground inexorably between left and right then Schleswig-Holstein might be expected to exemplify the process of decay. The area's liberal political and economic ... More


Introduction

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book analyses the function and form of politics in Wilhelmine Germany against differing social backgrounds. If views of the Wilhelmine state have been shrouded in persistent, powerful tradition, ... More


Liberal Ideals: Faded Remnants or New Dawn?

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on left liberal ideals and attitudes. What did left liberals stand for? Not much is the usual answer. Ideological decline, a continual erosion of liberal substance, lies at the ... More


Locating the Left Liberals

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Who were the left liberals? No political grouping in Imperial Germany, anti-Semitic splinter groups apart, had a comparable history of splits and short-lived mergers. These disruptions were partially ... More


Hard-Working Honoratioren: The Mechanics of Left Liberal Party Politics

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The importance of organization, or more precisely the lack of it, to German liberalism has long been recognized. The general opinion is that the left liberals were not quite so ineffective as the ... More


Continuity and Change: Left Liberals in Silesian Politics and Society

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Silesia, like Baden and Schleswig-Holstein, was to be found at a geographical extremity of imperial Germany. In contrast to its more industrialized and Protestant western neighbour, Silesia was not ... More


A Cautious Embrace: Reflections on (Left) Liberalism and Utopia

David Leopold

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The writings of Michael Freeden contain a sustained engagement with the history of twentieth-century liberalism. John Atkinson Hobson (1858–1940) emerges from Freeden’s narrative as an early (and ... More


Feasibility, Normativity, and Institutional Guarantees

John Tomasi

in Free Market Fairness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144467
eISBN:
9781400842391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144467.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers John Rawls' conception of ideal theory, with particular emphasis on the implications of problems of feasibility for normative political philosophy and market democracy's ... More


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