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Victorian Visions of Global Order Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought

ISBN-10: 0521882923

ISBN-13: 9780521882927

Edition: 2007

Authors: Duncan Bell

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This wide-ranging and original study provides an insight into the climate of political thought during the lifespan of what was, at this time, the most powerful empire in history. A distinguished group of contributors explores the way in which thinkers in Britain theorised influential views about empire and international relations, exploring topics such as the evolution of international law; the ways in which the world was notionally divided into the civilised and the barbarian; the role of India in shaping visions of civil society; grandiose ideas about a global imperial state; the development of an array of radical critiques of empire; the varieties of liberal imperialism; and the rise and fall of free trade. Together, the chapters form an analysis of political thought in this context; both of the famous (Bentham, Mill, Marx, and Hobson) and of those who, whilst influential at the time, are all but forgotten today.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Contributors
Victorian visions of global order: an introduction
Free trade and global order: the rise and fall of a Victorian vision
The foundations of Victorian international law
Boundaries of Victorian international law
'A legislating empire': Victorian political theorists, codes of law, and empire
The crisis of liberal imperialism
'Great' versus 'small' nations: size and national greatness in Victorian political thought
The Victorian idea of a global state
Radicalism and the extra-European world: the case of Karl Marx
Radicalism, Gladstone, and the liberal critique of Distraelian 'imperialism'
The 'left' and the critique of empire c. 1865-1900: three roots of humanitarian foreign policy
Consequentialist cosmopolitanism
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