New PDF release: Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

By Duncan Bell

Reordering the World is a penetrating account of the complexity and contradictions present in liberal visions of empire. Focusing in general on nineteenth-century Britain—at the time the most important empire in heritage and a key incubator of liberal political thought—Duncan Bell sheds new gentle on the most vital topics in sleek imperial ideology.

The ebook levels commonly throughout Victorian highbrow lifestyles and past. the hole essays discover the character of liberalism, sorts of imperial ideology, the makes use of and abuses of historic historical past, the resourceful features of the monarchy, and fantasies of Anglo-Saxon worldwide domination. they're by way of illuminating reports of widespread thinkers, together with J. A. Hobson, L. T. Hobhouse, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, Herbert Spencer, and J. R. Seeley. whereas insisting that liberal attitudes to empire have been a number of and sundry, Bell emphasizes the liberal fascination with settler colonialism. It used to be within the settler empire that many liberal imperialists discovered where in their political dreams.

Reordering the World is an important contribution to the heritage of contemporary political suggestion and political theory.

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