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Liberal Imperialism

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that liberalism is intrinsically imperialist and that we should understand the attractions of liberal imperialism, even as it cautions against succumbing to that attraction. ... More


Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Kathleen Blake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a fresh look at the often‐censured but imperfectly understood traditions of Utilitarianism and political economy in their bearing for Victorian literature and culture. It treats ... More


Practising Imperialism

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes Mackinder's imperialist adventure in the Heartland itself. In 1919, the British government sent him to South Russia, the very area he had identified as pivotal for the future ... More


The Dream Machine: On Liberalism and Empire

Duncan Bell

in Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter opens with a discussion of the mutable vocabulary of empire and liberalism, before analyzing some of the most important recent scholarship on the subject. It argues that two main ... More


Imperial Sovereignty: The Limits of Liberalism and the Case of Mysore

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Mid-Victorian liberal discourse offered two incompatible modes of legitimating sovereignty beyond England’s borders: a “Greater British” idealization of white settlement and trade; and the imperial ... More


Dependence and disintegration

Ian Holliday

in Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161275
eISBN:
9780231504249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161275.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the period in Myanmar from the 1850s to 1948 when Britain first established pervasive sway over much of the territory and then asserted full imperial control, seeking ... More


Understanding the Political Defensive Privilege

Patrick Emerton and Toby Handfield

in The Morality of Defensive War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682836
eISBN:
9780191763014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Nations are understood to have a right to go to war, not only in defense of individual rights, but in defense of their own political standing in a given territory. This chapter argues that the ... More


The Semiperipheral Hand: Middle-Class Service Professionals of Imperial Capitalism

Kris Manjapra

in The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691177342
eISBN:
9780691189918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177342.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter points out that economic globalization, free trade, and liberal imperialism gave rise to an expanding elite of experts—managerial, scientific, and scribal professionals—during the ... More


Conclusion

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The chapter situates Norman Anderson’s thought within the broader traditional of liberal imperialism, highlights his affinities with certain strands of Muslim reformist thought and assesses his ... More


Recovering Our Bearings: Fatality, Choice, and Comprehension

John Dunn

in Breaking Democracy’s Spell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179910
eISBN:
9780300206562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses democracy’s passage through modern world history as an idea that continues to disorientate people or impair the way they see and feel politics. It argues that democracy has not ... More


Macaulay and Son

Catherine Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Thomas Babington Macaulay's “History of England” was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller defining a nation's sense of self, its triumphant rise to a powerfully homogenous nation built on a global ... More


Introduction

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides a sketch of Norman Anderson’s lifelong interest in Islam against the broad backdrop of three major developments:1) the long-term growth of secular imaginaries in western ... More


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