Liberalism and empire : a study in nineteenth-century British liberal thought (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Liberalism and empire : a study in nineteenth-century British liberal thought

Author: Uday Singh Mehta
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We take liberalism to be a set of ideas committed to political rights and self-determination, yet it also served to justify an empire built on political domination. Uday Mehta argues that imperialism, far from contradicting liberal tenets, in fact stemmed from liberal assumptions about reason and historical progress. Confronted with unfamiliar cultures such as India, British liberals could only see them as backward
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uday Singh Mehta
ISBN: 0226518817 9780226518817 0226518825 9780226518824
OCLC Number: 40073853
Description: xii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Strategies: liberal conventions and imperial exclusions --
Progress, civilization, and consent --
Liberalism, empire, and territory --
Edmund Burke on the perils of the empire --
Experience and unfamiliarity.
Responsibility: Uday Singh Mehta.
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Shedding light on a fundamental tension in liberal theory, this book reaches beyond post-colonial studies to revise the reader's conception of Britain's 19th-century grand liberal tradition and the  Read more...

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