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Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Ben Jackson and Marc Stears


Liberalism is the dominant ideology of our time, yet its character remains the subject of intense scholarly and political controversy. Debates about the liberal political tradition — about its history, its central philosophical commitments, its implications for political practice — lie at the very heart of the discipline of political theory. Many outstanding political theorists have contributed to the growing sophistication of these debates in recent years, but the original voice of Michael Freeden deserves particular attention. In the course of a body of work that spans over thirty years, Fre ... More

Keywords: liberalism, liberal political tradition, Michael Freeden, liberal ideology, theory, philosophical commitments, iconoclasm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600670
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Jackson, editor
University Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford and Fellow in History, University College, Oxford

Marc Stears, editor
University Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Oxford and Fellow in Politics, University College, Oxford

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