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Equality and the British Left – A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Ben Jackson


The demand for equality was at the heart of the politics of the Left in the twentieth century, but what did theorists and politicians on the British Left mean when they said they were committed to ‘equality’? How did they argue for a more egalitarian society? Which policies did they think could best advance their egalitarian ideals? This book provides comprehensive answers to these questions. It charts debates about equality from the progressive liberalism and socialism of the early twentieth century to the arrival of the New Left and revisionist social democracy in the 1950s. Along the way, t ... More

Keywords: equality, British Left, egalitarian society, progressive liberalism, socialism, New Left, revisionist social democracy, economic egalitarianism, early twentieth century, L. T. Hobhouse

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073069
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.001.0001


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Ben Jackson, author

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