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

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Duncan Bell, Anthony Howe, Casper Sylvest, Jennifer Pitts, Sandra Den Otter, Karuna Mantena, Georgios Varouxakis, Gareth Stedman Jones, Peter Cain, Gregory Claeys, David Weinstein
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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521153157

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  • This wide-ranging and original 2007 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.

    • The first book to explore the rich variety of Victorian ideals about empire and imperialism
    • A wide-ranging study that covers an array of different thinkers and political perspectives
    • Will appeal to a variety of scholarly audiences: history, political theory and international relations
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    "The volume has been well edited by Duncan Bell, and the standard of the individual chapters is very high. As the book demonstrates, there are many important reasons why the nineteenth century matters--both for those concerned with how ideas about global order developed historically and for those interested in understanding our contemporary dilemmas. The book is a particularly rich source for all of those interested in the complex practices of empire and in the manifold contradictions within liberal imperialism."
    Perspectives on Politics, Andrew Hurrell, Oxford University

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521153157
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Duncan Bell
    2. Free trade and global order: the rise and fall of a Victorian vision Anthony Howe
    3. The foundations of Victorian international law Casper Sylvest
    4. Boundaries of Victorian international law Jennifer Pitts
    5. 'A legislating empire': Victorian political theorists, codes of law, and empire Sandra Den Otter
    6. The crisis of liberal imperialism Karuna Mantena
    7. 'Great' versus 'small' nations: scale and national greatness in Victorian political thought Georgios Varouxakis
    8. The Victorian idea of a global state Duncan Bell
    9. Radicalism and the extra-European-world: the case of Marx Gareth Stedman Jones
    10. Radicalism, Gladstone, and the liberal critique of Disraelian 'imperialism' Peter Cain
    11. The 'left' and the critique of empire c. 1865–1900: three roots of humanitarian foreign policy Gregory Claeys
    12. Consequentialist cosmopolitanism David Weinstein.

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    Duncan Bell, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Duncan Bell, Anthony Howe, Casper Sylvest, Jennifer Pitts, Sandra Den Otter, Karuna Mantena, Georgios Varouxakis, Gareth Stedman Jones, Peter Cain, Gregory Claeys, David Weinstein

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