Imperial sceptics British critics of empire, 1850-1920

Imperial Sceptics provides a highly original analysis of the emergence of opposition to the British Empire from 1850-1920. Departing from existing accounts, which have focused upon the Boer War and the writings of John Hobson, Gregory Claeys proposes a new chronology for the contours of resistance t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Claeys, Gregory
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010
Series:Ideas in context
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Audi alteram partem : imperialism and the moral imagination
  • Positivist diplomacy
  • Socialism and empire : from Little England to Socialist Commonwealth, 1850-1920
  • Contextualising Hobson : civilisation, utility and socialist imperialism
  • Conclusion: The fruits of imperial scepticism : more sovereignty and less