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Liberalism as ideology : essays in honour of Michael Freeden
Jackson, Ben, 1975-
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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xiii, 291 pages : portrait ; 24 cm.
Preface: Return of the native / David Marquand -- Introduction / Ben Jackson and Marc Stears -- pt. 1. Liberal languages. A cautious embrace: reflections on (left) liberalism and utopia / David Leopold -- Socialism and the new liberalism / Ben Jackson -- Liberalisms in India: a sketch / Rochana Bajpai -- Liberalism and American stories of peoplehood / Marc Stears -- The liberal dilemma: the economic and the social, and the need for a European contextualization of a concept with universal pretensions / Bo Stråth -- The problem of political parties in western liberalism, 1868-1968 / Paolo Pombeni -- pt. 2. Ideologies and political theory. Liberalism and analytical political philosophy / David Weinstein -- Political ideology and political theory: reflections on an awkward partnership / Andrew Vincent -- Ideology, political philosophy, and the interpretive enterprise: a view from the other side / Gerald Gaus -- Civil society and the reconstruction of the public sphere: ideologies between theory and politics / Gayil Talshir -- In defence of political understanding? / Michael Kenny -- Getting 'real' about political ideas: conceptual morphology and the realist critique of Anglo-American political philosophy / Mathew Humphrey -- The professional responsibilities of the political theorist / Michael Freeden -- Michael Freeden: a bibliography.
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Liberalism is the dominant ideology of our time, yet its character remains the subject of intense scholarly and political controversy. Debates about the liberal political tradition - about its history, its central philosophical commitments, its implications for political practice - lie at thevery heart of the discipline of political theory. Many outstanding political theorists have contributed to the growing sophistication of these debates in recent years, but the original voice of Michael Freeden deserves particular attention. In the course of a body of work that spans over thirtyyears, Freeden's iconoclastic contributions have posed important challenges to the dominant understandings of liberal ideology, history, and theory. Such work has sought to redefine the very essence of what it is to be a liberal. This book brings together an international group of historians,philosophers, and political scientists to evaluate the impact of Freeden's work and to reassess its central claims.

Table of Contents

David MarquandBen Jackson and Marc StearsDavid LeopoldBen JacksonRochana BajpaiMarc StearsBo StråthPaolo PombeniDavid WeinsteinAndrew VincentGerald GausGayil TalshirMichael KennyMathew HumphreyMichael Freeden
Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Contributorsp. viii
Preface: Return of the Nativep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I Liberal Languages
1 A Cautious Embrace: Reflections on (Left) Liberalism and Utopiap. 9
2 Socialism and the New Liberalismp. 34
3 Liberalisms in India: A Sketchp. 53
4 Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehoodp. 77
5 The Liberal Dilemma: The Economic and the Social, and the Need for a European Contextualization of a Concept with Universal Pretensionsp. 95
6 The Problem of Political Parties in Western Liberalism, 1868-1968p. 119
Part II Ideologies and Political Theory
7 Index Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophyp. 139
8 Political Ideology and Political Theory: Reflections on an Awkward Partnershipp. 159
9 Ideology, Political Philosophy, and the Interpretive Enterprise: A View from the Other Sidep. 178
10 Civil Society and the Reconstruction of the Public Sphere: Ideologies between Theory and Politicsp. 199
11 In Defence of Political Understanding?p. 221
12 Getting 'Real' About Political Ideas: Conceptual Morphology and the Realist Critique of Anglo-American Political Philosophyp. 241
13 The Professional Responsibilities of the Political Theoristp. 259
Michael Freeden: A Bibliographyp. 278
Indexp. 285