Harold Laski

A Political Biography
Author: M. Newman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230376843
Category: Political Science
Page: 438
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Harold Laski (1893-1950) was perhaps the best known socialist intellectual of his era, with influence in the USA, India and mainland Europe as well as Britain. But he was always a controversial figure and his reputation has never recovered from the effort to discredit him that took place during the Cold War. This new biography argues that Laski has been misrepresented. It maintains that he dedicated his life to the quest for a just society, and that his thought remains highly relevant for our own times.

Harold Laski

a life on the left
Author: Isaac Kramnick,Barry Sheerman
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 669
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Traces the life of Laski, one of the founders of the British Labour Party, and describes his accomplishments as an influential teacher and writer

Ralph Miliband And The Politics Of The New Left


Author: Michael Newman
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
ISBN: 9781583670866
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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"A very fine biography of a key figure who for so long deservedly stood as a beacon on the international left for the way he articulated and redefined socialist politics." —Leo Panitch Ralph Miliband (1924-94) played a key role within the political and intellectual community of the Left, both in Britain and in North America, where he held several visiting professorships. The Socialist Register, which he founded (with John Saville) and edited for 30 years, brought him into contact with left-wing intellectuals throughout the world. Based on exclusive access to Miliband's extensive personal papers, and supplemented by interviews, this book provides an interpretative history of the evolution, debates and dilemmas of socialists from the Second World War until the collapse of communism.

A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)


Author: Harold J. Laski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131758676X
Category: Political Science
Page: 706
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Laski’s magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author’s view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The necessity of government; state and society; rights and power; liberty and equality; property as a theory of industrial organisation; the nature of nationalism; law as a source of authority; the functions of international organisations.

Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)


Author: Harold J. Laski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317586689
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski’s quasi Marxist period.

Studies in Law and Politics


Author: Harold Laski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351487752
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
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The essays that comprise Studies in Law and Politics are by and large academic. But Laski had a purpose in addition to the purely scholarly: he was eagerly pursuing possibilities for social and political change. Laski sought tirelessly for opportunities to act on those possibilities and, as is the case throughout his work, his academic and political purposes have no clear boundary between them.Studies in Law of Politics was published at a crucial juncture in Laski's ideological metamorphosis. During this period he had become increasingly worried that socialists might not be able to achieve the growth of working-class power. Although the essays contained in the volume cover a wide range of topics, and a wide span of time since the mid-1920s, he brought them into unity by a common approach. Though he does not make his unifying premise immediately evident to his readers, he clearly meant to chart the growth of power of those who had previously been without influence. His goal also was to identify the problems facing growth in a highly modernized society.Studies in Law and Politics reveals Laski's growing realization that the road to socialism might be more difficult than what he had believed when he wrote his pluralist works. The book reflects the mind of a thinker who was not content to write exclusively as an academic or a political activist. His view was that, while progressive reforms have been achieved in the past, they are not easily accomplished, and obstacles to further reforms should not be underestimated. This sober work offers much insight into Laski's intellectual development, as well as the times about which he wrote.

Economics as Ideology

Keynes, Laski, Hayek, and the Creation of Contemporary Politics
Author: Kenneth R. Hoover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742531130
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 329
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Economics as Ideology: Keynes, Laski, Hayek and the Creation of Contemporary Politics explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the center, left, and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Noted scholar Kenneth R. Hoover examines how each thinker developed their ideas, looks at why and how their views evolved into ideologies, and draws connections between these ideologies and our contemporary political situation. Similar in age, colleagues in academic life, and participants in the century's defining political events, the story of Keynes, Laski, and Hayek is also the story of how we in the west came to define politics as the choice between government and the market, between regulation and freedom, and between the classes and the masses.

An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)


Author: Harold J. Laski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317586700
Category: Political Science
Page: 94
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This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski’s views in his transitional period.

Collected Works of Harold Laski: Studies in the problem of sovereignty


Author: Harold Joseph Laski,Paul Q. Hirst
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415161190
Category: Political science
Page: 330
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Karl Marx; An Essay


Author: Harold Joseph Laski
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781297590009
Category:
Page: 56
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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Michael Newman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191577898
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century? Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective — ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden. Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, green, and anti-capitalist movements today, Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty


Author: Harold Joseph Laski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Church and state
Page: 297
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Liberty in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)


Author: Harold J. Laski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317585429
Category: Political Science
Page: 218
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Updated to take into account the post-war political landscape, this book, consisting of some undelivered lectures originally dating from 1929, discusses the meaning and place of liberty and freedom in a global post-war context.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History


Author: William D. Rubinstein,Michael Jolles,Hilary L. Rubinstein
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403939101
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1069
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This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.

Authority in the Modern State


Author: Harold Joseph Laski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Church and state
Page: 398
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"This volume is some sort the sequel to a book on the problem of sovereignty which I published in March, 1917."--Preface.

Law, Society, and Economy

Centenary Essays for the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995
Author: Richard Rawlings,London School of Economics and Political Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198262282
Category: Law
Page: 385
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This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors have been chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto MangabeiraUnger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legal and social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical) is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely cited volume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary."

Bolingbroke and His Circle

The Politics of Nostalgia in the Age of Walpole
Author: Isaac Kramnick
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480010
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 321
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'Examining the acrimonious political debate during the administration of Walpole from the perspective of its social context, Kramnick focuses directly upon the political culture of Augustan Britain. As the title implies, the volume is chiefly concerned with analyzing the thought and behavior of Bolingbroke and his supporters. The result is the most comprehensive and persuasive general study thus far published of early eighteenth-century British political thought.

Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham


Author: Harold J. Laski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1406815144
Category: History
Page: 124
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A study of the age which saw the crystallization of the party-system and representative government

Labour's Thinkers

The Intellectual Roots of Labour from Tawney to Gordon Brown
Author: Kevin Hickson,Matt Beech
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
ISBN: 9781845112080
Category: History
Page: 256
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Labour's Thinkers seeks to examine the key ideas emphasised by the twelve individuals whom the authors judge to have made the most significant development to the political thought of the Labour Party since the 1930s. Hickson and Beech argue the Labour Party is a party of values but often not of ideas. The number of people involved in the serious discussion of ideas in the Labour Party is relatively small and intellectuals are often viewed with suspicion in what is, or was, a party set up to represent the interests of the working classes. The formulation and development of ideas are therefore crucial to understanding the outcomes of the Labour Party's internal struggles and the basis of the party's appeal. Labour's Thinkers highlights influential and at times controversial figures involved in the battle of socialist ideas in the Labour Party, exploring concepts such as equality, liberty, community, power, the state, ownership and patriotism.

The Fountainhead


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137185
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times