By Michael Michie

ISBN-10: 0773510257

ISBN-13: 9780773510258

An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland is a political and highbrow biography of Sir Archibald Alison (1792-1867), historian, social critic, felony legal professional, and sheriff of Lanarkshire. the 1st writer to ascertain the whole variety of Alison's writings and actions, Michael Michie finds an important hyperlink among the Scottish Enlightenment and Victorian conservatism. Michie argues that Alison's conservative principles have been deeply inspired through the social and political considered the Scottish Enlightenment. He contends that Alison was once the embodiment of the excessive Tory appropriation of the legacy of Adam Smith relatively obtrusive within the trust that advertisement agrarian capitalist society used to be the main acceptable shape for either the upkeep of order and the perform of advantage. constructing the recommendation conservative interpretation of the enlightened legacy used to be attainable for the succeeding century, Michie's learn bargains an invaluable corrective to the bought knowledge that Victorian Liberalism used to be the genuine inheritor of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland: The Career of Sir Archibald Alison PDF

Similar political economy books

John Eric Marot's The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: PDF

In a chain of probing analytical essays, John Marot tracks the advance of Bolshevism in the course of the prism of pre-1917 intra-Russian Social Democratic controversies in politics and philosophy. For 1917, the writer offers a critique of social old interpretation of the Russian Revolution.

Turning to NEP Russia, the writer applies Robert Brenner's research of pre-capitalist modes of creation and concludes that neither Bukharin nor Trotsky's NEP-premised courses of monetary transformation and enhance towards socialism have been possible. whilst, he rejects the view that Stalinism used to be pre-destined to supplant NEP. as a substitute, he hypothesises that the very best substitute to Stalinism was once NEP with no collectivization and the Five-Year Plans — a end result that may were attainable had Bukharin and Trotsky joined forces to prevent Stalin.

Download PDF by Richard Stubbs, Geoffrey R. D. Underhill: Political Economy and the Changing Global Order

Political financial system and the altering international Order, 3rd version, introduces undergraduate scholars to the quick alterations occurring within the international financial system. This edited assortment from most sensible students in political financial system examines how the industrial worldwide order is unfolding and the way it is going to evolve over the following decade.

Intellectuals and (Counter-) Politics: Essays in Historical by Gavin Smith PDF

Modern types of capitalism and the nation require shut analytic cognizance to bare the stipulations of threat for powerful counter-politics. nevertheless the perform of collective politics has to be studied via old ethnography if we're to appreciate what could make people's activities powerful.

Thomas Andersson, Carl Dahlman's Korea and the knowledge-based economy: making the transition PDF

As an enter to Korea's efforts to revise the country's improvement procedure, the OECD and the area financial institution have ready a joint evaluate of the demanding situations confronting Korea in its transition to a knowledge-based economic system. The document proposes a four-pronged framework to be able to empower Korea to successfully faucet into know-how advances and the starting to be inventory of knowledge:
1. An fiscal and institutional regime that gives incentives for the effective use of latest wisdom, for the production of recent wisdom, for the dismantling of out of date actions and for the start-up of extra effective new ones.
2. an informed and entrepreneurial inhabitants which can either create and use new knowledge.
3. A dynamic info infrastructure that could facilitate potent conversation, dissemination and processing of information.
4. an effective innovation procedure comprising businesses, technology and learn facilities, universities, imagine tanks, specialists and different enterprises which can engage and faucet into the transforming into inventory of worldwide wisdom; assimilate and adapt it to neighborhood wishes; and use it to create new wisdom and technology.
The record addresses extra demanding situations with admire to the advance of knowledge-based actions, and of constructing an total framework for the layout and implementation of extra constant rules conducive to the knowledge-based financial system.

Extra resources for An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland: The Career of Sir Archibald Alison

Sample text

And, if successful, was then admitted to the Faculty upon payment of a hefty fee. He was thereafter entitled to plead cases before Scotland's principal courts and could directly go about building up his own legal practice; no biding time until an established position became available was necessary ... however, ... 13 10. Emerson, "Scottish Universities," 456-7. 11. " 12. Emerson, "Scottish Universities," 456. 13. Camic, Experience and Enlightenment, 200, 201. See also Emerson, "Scottish Universities," 457.

Playfair, and others. Prominent English Whigs often attended in summer. Alison found "considerable cleverness, much 62. McElroy, Century of Scottish Clubs, 231. 63. Alison, Some Account, i: 72-99, 111-13. 64. , i: 58. 65 Sir Archibald Alison's later evaluation of his father revealed not only his own desire to distance himself from what he saw as the excessively naive optimism of the eighteenth century, but also the change in sensibility from the last generation of the Enlightenment proper to a generation brought up in the shadow of European war, industrialization, and rapid social change.

Alison's passage, while less direct in its language than Smith's, does bring out more clearly the seeming paradox of community in solitude and loneliness within crowds. 29. The Rev. Archibald Alison, Sermons, i, sermon ix, 187. 30. Alison's sermon, "On the Beginning of the Century," was preached a few days after Blair died. , i, sermon I, 18. "31 In particular, Smith took from Stoic doctrine the notions of selfcommand, self-preservation and the desire to better one's condition, prudence, and the idea of the harmonious system.

Download PDF sample

An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland: The Career of Sir Archibald Alison by Michael Michie

by Richard

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 13 votes