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    Fabianism and guild socialism: two views of democracy

    Wright, Tony (1978) Fabianism and guild socialism: two views of democracy. International Review of Social History 23 (2), pp. 224-241. ISSN 0020-8590.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In this century British socialism has rarely engaged in serious internal debate about the fundamental concepts of its political vocabulary. In this respect, as in others, British socialism has been true to the wider traditions of British political life. There has, of course, been much vigorous controversy on policy and programme, but also a remarkable absence of genuine doctrinal debate, certainly as compared with continental socialisms. A major exception to this, however, is to be found in the decade which has the First World War at its centre. Indeed, this may be regarded as the most creative period in British socialist thought in the twentieth century (notwithstanding the superficially more turbulent 1930's); and it is a period which ends, interestingly, in the early 1920's, when Labour becomes securely established in the world of parliamentary politics.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 15:58
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 15:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20674

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