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Contending liberalisms: past and present

Richardson, James L

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The claim that the ending of the Cold War signifies the triumph of Western liberalism - irrespective of whether this is celebrated or deplored - overlooks the extent to which the liberal tradition, as commonly understood, incorporated radical differences within it. These often shaped the major political cleavages of the time: between Whigs and radicals, Girondins and Jacobins, the liberalism of privilege versus the liberalism of egalitarian democracy. Similar tensions can be identified today:...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRichardson, James L
dc.date.accessioned2003-09-17
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T13:46:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:51:54Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T13:46:57Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:51:54Z
dc.date.created1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41045
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41045
dc.description.abstractThe claim that the ending of the Cold War signifies the triumph of Western liberalism - irrespective of whether this is celebrated or deplored - overlooks the extent to which the liberal tradition, as commonly understood, incorporated radical differences within it. These often shaped the major political cleavages of the time: between Whigs and radicals, Girondins and Jacobins, the liberalism of privilege versus the liberalism of egalitarian democracy. Similar tensions can be identified today: between the liberalisms of 'globalisation from above' and 'globalisation from below', the liberalism of international business and finance and that of radical social movements, the liberalism of privilege and that of human rights in the full sense. Not all these espouse the same liberal principles, but they can be seen as contending over which of the rival liberalisms should be accorded legitimacy in the post-Cold War world.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectliberalism
dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjectcivil society
dc.subjectpost-Cold War world
dc.subjectinternational relations
dc.subjectglobalisation
dc.titleContending liberalisms: past and present
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthdec
local.identifier.citationyear1995
local.identifier.eprintid1989
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1995
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationDepartment of International Relations, RSPAS
local.citationWorking paper no.1995/10
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