Turn to Empire The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France

ISBN-10: 0691127913

ISBN-13: 9780691127910

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Jennifer Pitts
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Description: The 19th century witnessed a dramatic shift in British and French views on European imperial expansion. Jennifer Pitt shows how searing criticism of empire as unwise and unjust by such thinkers as Adam Smith, Burke, and Bentham gave way to the determined support of imperial expansion among later liberals.

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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Liberalism, Pluralism, and Empire
Scope and Summary
Historical Contexts
Critics Of Empire
Adam Smith on Societal Development and Colonial Rule
The Causes and Complexity of Development in Smith's Thought
Progress, Rationality, and the Early Social Stages
Moral Progress and Commercial Society
Moral Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Judgments
Smith's Critique of Colonies
Edmund Burke's Peculiar Universalism
The Exclusions of Empire
Systematic Oppression in India
Moral Imagination: Empire and Social Criticism
Geographical Morality and Burke's Universalism
The Politics of Exclusion in Ireland
Burke as a Theorist of Nationality
Utilitarians And The Turn To Empire In Britain
Jeremy Bentham: Legislator of the World?
Utilitarians and the British Empire
Bentham's Critique of Colonial Rule
A Rereading of Bentham's Work on India
James and John Stuart Mill: The Development of Imperial Liberalism in Britain
James Mill: An Uneasy Alliance of Utilitarianism and Conjectural History
J.S. Mill: Character and the Revision of the Benthamite Tradition
Nationality and Progressive Despotism
Civilizing Backward Societies: India and Ireland
Colonial Reform and the Governor Eyre Episode
Conclusion
Liberals And The Turn To Empire In France
The Liberal Volte-Face in France
Shifting Political Contexts: Britain, France, and Imperial Projects
Condorcet: Progress and the Roots of the Mission Civilisatrice 168 Constant and the Distrust of Empire
Desjobert and the Marginalization of Anti-imperialism
Tocqueville's Sociology of Democracy and the Question of European Expansion
Expansion and Exclusion in America
Tocqueville and the Algeria Question
Tocqueville as an Architect of French Algeria
From Assimilation to Domination: Tocqueville's Early Colonial Vision
The British Empire as Rival and Model
Slavery in the French Empire
Universal Rights, Nation Building, and Progress
Conclusion
Eighteenth-Century Criticism of Empire
Democracy and Liberal Anxieties in the Nineteenth Century
Late Liberal Misgivings about Imperial Injustice
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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