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Socialism With a Liberal Face

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism Divided

Published in print February 1986 | ISBN: 9780198274322
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599330 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198274327.003.0008
 Socialism With a Liberal Face

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This chapter examines the permeation of liberalism into Labour and socialist positions. It analyses the prevalence of liberal assumptions in the thought of two British socialists: H.J. Laski and R.H. Tawney. The New Statesman, particularly the contributions of G.D.H. Cole, provides insight into the emergence of liberal notions as central components of social ideas.

Keywords: liberalism; socialism; Britain; H.J. Laski; R.H. Tawney; ideology

Chapter.  14253 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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