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The new liberalism : reconciling liberty and community
Simhony, Avital, editor.

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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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ix, 246 pages ; 24 cm


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Book 0344330 JC574 .N4895 2001 Central Campus Library

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The 'New Liberalism' of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century is an unjustifiably neglected strand of the liberal tradition. By emphasising community as well as rights and liberty, thinkers such as T. H. Green, J. A. Hobson and L. T. Hobhouse support, but in distinctive ways, recent challenges to the established dichotomy between communitarianism and liberalism. These essays examine new liberal thinking and conclude that liberal and communitarian concerns are compatible, even mutually reinforcing. The 'common good', the empowerment of individuals to exercise their freedom, and a regulated free market are among a new liberal 'basket of ideas' which, these essays argue, can revitalise the liberal tradition. This collection of essays by leading scholars provides exciting new insights into current debates within the liberal tradition, and will be of great interest to scholars of political theory and the history of political thought.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction
The New Liberalism and the Liberal-Communitarian Debate AvitalSimhony and D. Weinstein
Part II
1 Liberal community: an essay in retrieval Michael Freeden
2 T. H. Green on individual rights and the common good Rex Martin
3 T. H. Green's theory of complex common good Avital Simhony
4 Private property, liberal subjects and the state John Morrow
5 Neutrality, perfectionism and the new liberal conception of the state James Meadowcroft
6 Bosanquet's communitarian defense of economic individualism: a lesson in the complexities of political theory Gerald Gaus
7 The new liberalism and the rejection of utilitarianism D. Weinstein
8 Staunchly modern, non-bourgeois liberalism Alan Ryan
9 The new liberalism and citizenship Andrew Vincent