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Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State
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Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State: Ideologies of Reform in the United States and Britain, 1909–1926

Marc Stears


In the first three decades of the 20th century, two groups of radical political theorists — one British and one American — were bound together in a unique ideological relationship. This book provides an examination of the intellectual dialogue that constituted that bond. Drawing on archival research, and employing methods of conceptual analysis, it examines the efforts of these two initially distinctive political movements to forge a single ideology capable of motivating far-reaching reform in both of their countries. In so doing, the book emphasizes the exceptional development of American pro ... More

Keywords: radical political theorists, political movements, ideology, reform, American progressivism, British socialism, international ideological exchange, Herbert Croly, Harold Laski, Walter Lippmann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199291632
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Stears, author
Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Oxford