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Freeden, Michael

Works: 43 works in 320 publications in 8 languages and 9,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: JA83, 320.5
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Most widely held works by Michael Freeden
The new liberalism : an ideology of social reform by Michael Freeden( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges accepted views about the development of liberal thought around the turn of the century, and throws new light on many of the ideas that have shaped our politics this century
Ideology : a very short introduction by Michael Freeden( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Ideology is one of the most controversial terms in the political vocabulary, exciting both revulsion and inspiration. This book examines the reasons for those views, and explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking. It investigates the centrality of ideology both as a political phenomenon and as an organizing framework of political thought and action. It explores the changing understandings of ideology as a concept, and the arguments of the main ideologies. By employing the latest insights from a range of disciplines, the reader is introduced to the vitality and force of a crucial resource at the disposal of societies, through which sense and purpose is assigned to the political world
Rights by Michael Freeden( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism divided : a study in British political thought, 1914-1939 by Michael Freeden( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the division of liberal thought into two streams -- left-liberalism and centrist-liberalism -- and shows how liberalism had an impact on the British political tradition beyond the Liberal party itself
Ideologies and political theory : a conceptual approach by Michael Freeden( Book )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideologies play a crucial role in the way we understand and shape the political world. But no one has satisfactorily explained the nature of ideologies themselves. In his important new book, Michael Freeden offers a ground-breaking approach to the subject. Drawing on the political experience of Britain, France, Germany, and the USA over the past two centuries, the author provides an in-depth examination of the key political ideologies: liberalism, conservatism, socialism feminism, and green political thought. He goes on to outline a powerful and sophisticated new theory of ideologies and argues that by paying special attention to the complexity, conceptual inter-relationship, and historical and contemporary context of ideologies we can both better understand them and reinvigorate the study of political theory
Minutes of the Rainbow Circle, 1894-1924 by Rainbow Circle( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal languages : ideological imaginations and twentieth-century progressive thought by Michael Freeden( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal Languages reinterprets twentieth-century liberalism as a complex set of discourses relating not only to liberty but also to welfare and community. Written by one of the world's leading experts on liberalism and ideological theory, it uses new methods of analyzing ideologies, as well as historical case studies, to present liberalism as a flexible and rich tradition whose influence has extended beyond its conventional boundaries. Michael Freeden argues that liberalism's collectivist and holistic aspirations, and its sense of change, its self-defined mission as an agent of developing civilization--and not only its deep appreciation of liberty--are central to understanding its arguments. He examines the profound political impact liberalism has made on welfare theory, on conceptions of poverty, on standards of legitimacy, and on democratic practices in the twentieth century. Through a combination of essays, historical case studies, and more theoretical chapters, Freeden investigates the transformations of liberal thought as well as the ideological boundaries they have traversed. --From publisher's description
The Oxford handbook of political ideologies( Book )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions. - page de couv
Liberalism : a very short introduction by Michael Freeden( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Freeden explores the concept of liberalism, one of the longest-standing and central political theories and ideologies. Combining a variety of approaches, he distinguishes between liberalism as a political movement, as a system of ideas, and as a series of ethical and philosophical principles
Reappraising J.A. Hobson : humanism and welfare by Michael Freeden( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J A Hobson was one of the most influential social, economic and political theorists of late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain. This book provides an overview of the novelty and incisiveness of Hobson's contribution to British liberal theory and radical practice. It helps in understanding of early 20th-century British progressive thought
Reassessing political ideologies : the durability of dissent( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an examination of each of the major ideologies that have shaped political thinking, action and conflict. Each chapter provides an overview of the state of these ideologies and a retrospective assessment of their strengths and weaknesses
The political theory of political thinking : the anatomy of a practice by Michael Freeden( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to say that human beings think politically, and what is distinctive about that kind of thinking? That question is all-too infrequently asked by political theorists, or is dealt with through generalizations, abstractions, and dichotomies. This study examines the actual, real-world patterns people display when thinking politically, identifying six features of political thinking. They include the role of making ultimate decisions and regulating all social affairs, ranking collective priorities, mobilizing support for groups or withholding it, conceptualizing social order and stability as well as disorder and instability, projecting future visions and constructing plans for a society, and engaging the power aspects embedded in language, by means of reason, rhetoric, emotion or menace. Concurrently the untidiness and occasional failures of thinking politically are acknowledged alongside its quest for neatness. A large number of case studies is employed, drawn both from professional political theorists and philosophers and from various instances of vernacular usage: politicians, political commentators, or protest groups. Both contemporary and historical evidence from different cultures is utilized in illustrating the theoretical framework of the book. This is the first systematic study of political thinking as a cluster of thought-practices, combining insights from political theory--traditional and recent--the study of language and discourse, and political science. This investigation of 'the political' as a mode of thinking challenges many conventional understandings of political thought in the current literature, teases out what is political--not philosophical or ethical--in political theory, and locates it as a complex and ubiquitous social practice present at all points of human interaction and at diverse levels of articulation
Comparative political thought : theorizing practices by Michael Freeden( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited book introduces students and scholars to Comparative Political Thought. Featuring contributions from an excellent international line-up of esteemed scholars it examines some of the following issues:Is political theory 'Western-centric'? What can we learn from non-Western traditions of political thought? How do we compare different strands of national and regional political thought?Political thought in China, India, the Middle East and Latin AmericaIslamic political thoughtPolitical thought in the wake of post-colonialismThis is a much-needed overview of this key emerging area and will be of interest to all tsudents of political theory, thought and philosophy
J.A. Hobson : a reader by J. A Hobson( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism as ideology : essays in honour of Michael Freeden( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism is the dominant ideology of our time, yet its character remains the subject of intense scholarly and political controversy. Inspired by the work of Michael Freeden, this text brings together an internationally-respected cast of scholars to debate liberalism and to redefine the very essence of what it is to be a liberal
The meaning of ideology : cross-disciplinary perspectives by Michael Freeden( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a variety of perspectives on ideology and its analysis, emphasizing the input of different intellectual and scholarly traditions to the meaning of ideology. This work explores commonalities in the use and understanding of ideology as well as delineating constructive differences in its interpretation
Taking ideology seriously : 21st century reconfigurations( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of papers challenges the notion that we are living in post-ideological age. It offers a theoretical framework for exploring some of the new manifestations of ideologies, and combines this with a series of case-studies relating to recent ideational phenomena, such as populism, environmentalism and Islamic fundamentalism. It reassesses some typologies, such as the left-right axis, as an explanatory device." "The purpose of the essays is to revitalize the scholarly understanding of ideology as central to the concerns of political science. Recent political movements are reinterpreted through using new approaches to the analysis of ideology. In so doing we seek to bridge the gap between empirical and theoretical research in the field."--Jacket
Liberal languages : ideological imaginations and twentieth-century progressive thought by Michael Freeden( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He employs the complex theory of ideological analysis that he developed in previous works to explore in considerable detail the experimental interfaces created between liberalism and neighboring ideologies on the left and the right. The nature of liberal thought allows us to gain a better perspective on the ways ideologies present themselves, Freeden argues, not necessarily as dogmatic and alienated structures, but as that which emanates from the continuous creativity that open societies display
Writing political history today by Freia Anders( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die neue Politikgeschichte hat die enge Definition von "Politik" hinter sich gelassen. Die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes verstehen das Politische als einen dynamischen Kommunikationsraum, dessen Grenzen und Inhalte beständig ausgehandelt werden - durchverbale, symbolische und teils auch gewalthafte Kommunikation. Diese Grenzziehungen und Kommunikationsformen werden an ausgewählten Beispielen dargestellt, um schließlich die Frage zu beantworten, was auf der Agenda einer künftigen historischenPolitikforschung stehen sollte. Biographische InformationenWillibald Steinmetz ist Professor für mod
Confessions of an economic heretic by J. A Hobson( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1938 this is a reissue of the autobiography of influential economist J.A. Hobson
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Ideology : a very short introduction
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Michael Freeden British political scientist

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RightsIdeologies and political theory : a conceptual approachLiberal languages : ideological imaginations and twentieth-century progressive thoughtReappraising J.A. Hobson : humanism and welfareReassessing political ideologies : the durability of dissentThe meaning of ideology : cross-disciplinary perspectivesTaking ideology seriously : 21st century reconfigurationsLiberal languages : ideological imaginations and twentieth-century progressive thought