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    The strange death of free trade: the erosion of 'liberal consensus' in Great Britain, c.1903-32

    Trentmann, Frank (1996) The strange death of free trade: the erosion of 'liberal consensus' in Great Britain, c.1903-32. In: Biagini, E. (ed.) Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865-1931. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 219-250. ISBN 9780521893602.

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    Book synopsis: In 1883 the radical journalist W. E. Adams described community self-government as 'the essence of all political liberalism that is worthy of the name'. This collaborative volume of essays enlarges upon Adams' thesis, applying it to the study of various 'currents of radicalism' in Britain and Ireland, and ranging from Victorian advanced liberals to Irish and Welsh socialists in the 1920s. Citizenship and Community explores the links between liberalism, social democracy and nationalism within the framework of classical republican ideals of 'civic virtue' and active citizenship. Its strong comparative emphasis breaks down conventional views of the state, and focuses attention on the regions of Britain, revealing how different forms of collective identity interacted in popular attitudes to political and social debates at a national level. The only book to link and compare radicalism and nationalism Comparative approach emphasises the regions of Britain rather than the State Revisionist approach to nationalism - views it as a phenomenon with a complex relationship to other political traditions


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 13:57
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45


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