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The Resource Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914, Matthew Johnson

Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914, Matthew Johnson

Label
Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914
Title
Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Militarism has traditionally been regarded as a phenomenon of the political right. As this book demonstrates, however, various groups on the political left in Britain during the years before the Great War were able to accommodate, and even assimilate, militaristic ideas, sentiments, and policies to a remarkable degree.
  • 'An analytically rigorous and thoroughly researched challenge to the influential and simplistic identification of early twentieth century British militarism with the Radical Right. The insistence on grounding the analysis of British militarism in context liberates assessment of claims for British exceptionalism from constricting comparisons with a paradigmatic Prussianism.' - Professor David Howell, University of York
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Matthew
Dewey number
355.0213094109041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Militarism
  • War and socialism
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
Militarism is usually regarded as a phenomenon of the political right. It has traditionally been seen as alien - indeed, as antithetical - to the values and principles of the left. In Britain during the years before the Great War, however, the relationship between militarism and the politics of the left was a highly complex one. Militarism in pre-war British society was manifest in a variety of forms, from popular enthusiasm for war and martial values, to demands for greater provision to be made for the nation's defence, and even in calls for the militarization of society itself. The response of the political left to these challenges was ambivalent and contested. Whilst militaristic sentiment and practice did not always sit comfortably alongside progressive principles, an ideological space existed on the left in which militaristic ideas could take root. Indeed, militarism could take on ostensibly 'progressive' forms that proved particularly appealing to some elements on the left. Moving beyond the focus on pacifism and anti-militarism that has characterized much of the existing scholarship on this subject, this book explores the ways in which Liberals, socialists, and others on the left of British politics were able to accommodate aspects of militarism during the years before 1914. In doing so it offers an intriguing new perspective on the nature of militarism itself
Label
Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914, Matthew Johnson
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384451/one
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Militarism and the Left: Conceptual Problems and the Case of Britain Ideological Context: War, Martial Values, and Military Prestige Civil-Military Relations under the Pre-War Liberal Governments The Militarization of the State: Armaments, Popular Navalism, and the Liberal Party The Militarization of Society: Compulsory Service, the National Service League, and Progressive Politics Alternatives to Conscription: Richard Burdon Haldane and a 'Liberal' Nation-in-Arms Conclusion and Epilogue: Militarism and the Left by 1914, the Great War, and the Coming of Conscription Appendix I: Liberal MPs with military or naval experience sitting in the House of Commons between 1900 and 1914 Appendix II: Liberal MPs affiliated to the Navy League before 1914 Appendix III: Members of the Liberal War Committee by December 1916 Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17279513
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9781137274120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016176728
  • (StEdALDL)1/2884062
  • (OCoLC)808413673
Label
Militarism and the British left, 1902-1914, Matthew Johnson
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384451/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Militarism and the Left: Conceptual Problems and the Case of Britain Ideological Context: War, Martial Values, and Military Prestige Civil-Military Relations under the Pre-War Liberal Governments The Militarization of the State: Armaments, Popular Navalism, and the Liberal Party The Militarization of Society: Compulsory Service, the National Service League, and Progressive Politics Alternatives to Conscription: Richard Burdon Haldane and a 'Liberal' Nation-in-Arms Conclusion and Epilogue: Militarism and the Left by 1914, the Great War, and the Coming of Conscription Appendix I: Liberal MPs with military or naval experience sitting in the House of Commons between 1900 and 1914 Appendix II: Liberal MPs affiliated to the Navy League before 1914 Appendix III: Members of the Liberal War Committee by December 1916 Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17279513
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9781137274120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016176728
  • (StEdALDL)1/2884062
  • (OCoLC)808413673

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