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Employing Gramsci in Support of Laski on the Problems of British Idealism

LAMB, Peter (2012) Employing Gramsci in Support of Laski on the Problems of British Idealism. The British Journal Of Politics And International Relations, 14 (3). pp. 477-491. ISSN 13691481

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In the early to mid-20th century Laski was a prominent critic of British Idealist political philosophy. Laski's political thought helps reveal weaknesses in the Idealism of Green and Bosanquet, who did not pay sufficient attention to divisions within society. Social unity, state sovereignty and the general will are among the concepts upon which Laski focused. The strength of Laski's criticism can be enhanced by drawing upon Gramsci's influential political thought. Laski and Gramsci were concerned with similar processes in the politics of capitalist countries. A Gramscian method justifies drawing the concept of hegemony from Gramsci's work and using that concept in support of Laski's arguments.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Peter LAMB
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 10:39
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:37

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