Dictionary of Liberal Thought

Randall, Ed J. and Brack, Duncan, eds. 2007. Dictionary of Liberal Thought. Politicos/Methuen. ISBN 978 1842751671 [Edited Book]

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The Dictionary of Liberal Thought is an accessible alphabetical guide to the key figures, ideas, groups and major theoretical works associated with the British liberal-democratic tradition from the seventeenth century to the present day. It also covers the US and European liberal traditions. The compass of the dictionary is broad, taking in liberal, social democrat and libertarian thinkers, publicists and pressure groups.

The Dictionary ranges from Lord Acton to Mary Wollstonecraft, anarchism to Whiggism and contains more than 170 entries, covering key thinkers, ideas and organisations. It shows how liberalism has served as the crucible for apparently disparate philosophies, from socialism to the conservatism of Edmund Burke.

In timescale the Dictionary of Liberal Thought stretches as far back as ancient Greece and Rome, but mainly covers the period from John Locke in the seventeenth century up to the present day, with entries for figures such as Will Kymlicka and David Marquand.

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