Readership: Scholars and students of modern British history and politics; especially intellectual historians; scholars interested in theories of the state.
Edited by Jose Harris, Professor of Modern History, St Catherine's College, Oxford
"Two cheers, then, for an interesting collection of studies that demonstrates the range and fascination involved in the study of civil society." - Michael Bentley, The English Historical Review
"...required reading...The question of how the individual engages with the state...remains a fertile one, enriched here by a mix of periods, cultures, and approaches. This pluralism is an enlightened, active example of 'civil society', and we are indebted to the voluntary association of the contributors. English Historical Review"
Introduction : Civil Society in British History: Paradigm or Peculiarity?
1: Jose Harris: From Richard Hooker to Harold Laski: Changing Perceptions of Civil Society in British Political Thought
2: Joanna Innes: Central Government 'Interference': Changing Conceptions, Powers and Concerns, c.1700-1850
3: Kathryn Gleadle: 'Opinions Deliver'd in Conversation': Conversation, Politics, and Gender in the Late Eighteenth Century
4: Brian Harrison: Civil Society by Accident? Paradoxes of Voluntarism and Pluralism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
5: Lawrence Goldman: Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Germany: L. J. M. Ludlow, Lujo Brentano, and the Labour Question
6: Philip Waller: Altercation over Civil Society: The Bitter Cry of the Edwardian Middle Classes
7: Raphael Schapiro: Public or Private Ownership? The Dilemma of Urban Utilities in London and New York 1870-1914
8: Nicholas Owen: British Progressives and Civil Society in India 1905-1914
9: Adrian Gregory: Military Service Tribunals: Civil Society in Action 1916-1918
10: John Stevenson: The Countryside, Planning, and Civil Society 1926-1947
11: Senia Paseta: Women and Civil Society: Feminist Responses to the Irish Constitution of 1937
12: Matthew Grimley: Civil Society and the Clerisy: Christian Elites and National Culture c.1930-1950
13: John Davis: 'Simple Solutions to Complex Problems': The Greater London Council and the Greater London Development Plan 1965-1973
14: Michael Freeden: Civil Society and the Good Citizen: Competing Conceptions of Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Britain