Ball, Bosanquet and the legacy of T.H. Green
This paper challenges the commonplace view of T.H. Green and his followers: that they divided politically into left and right groups depending on their views of socialism, state action and the individual. By examining in detail the work of Green's followers, Bernard Bosanquet and Sidney Ball, this paper shows that there was, in fact, a broad consensus between the two on questions of the role of the state. This has significant implications for the understanding of idealism, the work of Bosanquet and of Green's legacy itself.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD.
Publication date: 1999-04-01