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The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Michael Freeden


This book examines the advent of the ‘new liberalism’ in late Victorian and Edwardian times, challenging accepted views about its development. The book analyzes concepts of community, welfare, and state regulation in political theory and stresses the contribution of biological and evolutionary ideas to changing liberal attitudes.

Keywords: new liberalism, Victorian, Edwardian, community, welfare, state regulation, political theory, biological ideas, evolutionary ideas, liberal attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198229612
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.001.0001


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Michael Freeden, author
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