The Resource Conservatism, Roger Scruton

Conservatism, Roger Scruton

Label
Conservatism
Title
Conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Roger Scruton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Roger Scruton looks at the central ideas of conservatism over the centuries. He examines conservative thinking on civil society, the rule of law and the role of the state on the one hand; and freedom (including freedom of expression and association), morality, equality, property and rights on the other. He traces the origins and development of the conservative ideology in the philosophies and thoughts of, among others, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Ruskin, Michael Oakeshott, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman and Robert Nozick. He shows how conservative ideas have worked out in the politics and policies of leading figures people such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Disraeli, the Earl of Salisbury, Calvin Coolidge, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. He also looks closely at the degree to which capitalism and free markets have been and are integral to conservative ideology and politics in the UK and in the USA. Professor Scruton's clear, incisive guide is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the politics and policies of the west now and over the last three centuries
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scruton, Roger
Dewey number
320.52
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ideas in profile: small introductions to big topics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Conservatism
Label
Conservatism, Roger Scruton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Pre-History -- 2. The Birth Of Philosophical Conservatism -- 3. Conservatism in Germany and France -- 4. Cultural Conservatism -- 5. The Impact of Socialism -- 6. Conservatism Now
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781781257524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Conservatism, Roger Scruton
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Pre-History -- 2. The Birth Of Philosophical Conservatism -- 3. Conservatism in Germany and France -- 4. Cultural Conservatism -- 5. The Impact of Socialism -- 6. Conservatism Now
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781781257524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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