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The Pluralist State

The Political Ideas of J.N. Figgis and his Contemporaries

Authors: Nicholls, David

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This book presents a critical account of the political pluralism of Figgis, Laski and other English writers of the early twentieth century, indicating its whig roots in the previous century. Pluralists believed in liberty, preserved by power decentralised, and in group personality. Theories of sovereignty were rejected and a distinctive understanding of the state proposed. Pluralism is particularly relevant to a world where the omnicompetent state has increasingly been called into question and federal structures of authority are the order of the day.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Parentalism and Pluralism

    Pages 1-17

    Nicholls, David

  • Liberty and the Division of Power

    Pages 18-37

    Nicholls, David

  • The Attack on Sovereignty

    Pages 38-55

    Nicholls, David

  • Group Personality

    Pages 56-74

    Nicholls, David

  • The State, the Group and the Individual

    Pages 75-95

    Nicholls, David

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pluralist State
Book Subtitle
The Political Ideas of J.N. Figgis and his Contemporaries
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-23598-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-23598-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 190
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