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McDaniel, Iain 1975-

Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,280 library holdings
Genres: History 
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Most widely held works by Iain McDaniel
Adam Ferguson in the Scottish enlightenment : the Roman past and Europe's future by Iain McDaniel( )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although overshadowed by his contemporaries Adam Smith and David Hume, the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson strongly influenced eighteenth-century currents of politcal thought. A major reassessment of this neglected figure, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish englightenment: The Roman past and Europe's future sheds new light on Ferguson as a serious critic, rather than an advocate, of the enlightenment belief in liberal progress. Unlike the philosphes who looked upon Europe's growing prosperity and saw confirmation of a utopian future, Ferguson saw something else: a reminder of Rome's lesson that egalitarian democracy could become a self-undermining path to dictatorship. Ferguson viewed the intrinsic power struggle between civil and military authorities as the central dilemma of modern constitutional governments. He believed that the key to understanding the forces that propel nations toward tyranny lay in analysis of ancient Roman history. It was the alliance between popular and militaristic factions within the Roman republic, Ferguson believed, which ultimately precipitated its downfall. Democratic forces, intended as a means of liberation from tyranny, could all too easily become the engine of political oppression - a fear that proved prescient when the French Revolution spawned the expansionist wars of Napoleon. -- Book Jacket
The politics of historical economics: wilhelm roscher on democracy, socialism and caesarism( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Wilhelm Friedrich Georg Roscher (1817-94) is generally remembered as a significant nineteenth-century German political economist and a contributor to the "German historical school of economics." His work is usually placed in the context of a larger narrative about the development of economic thought. Yet intellectual historians have rarely noticed that, for Roscher, Staatswirthschaft or Nationalökonomie were subordinate to a larger science of politics, and few have engaged with the substance of his political thought (as opposed to his economics). The aim of this article is to provide an interpretation of Roscher as a political thinker, focusing especially on his account of the modern European state between the 1840s and the 1890s. In particular, it explores Roscher's concern that nineteenth-century Europe's economically advanced societies, characterized by an unstable combination of democratic sovereignty, deep socio-economic inequality and a centralized state apparatus, would soon find themselves at the mercy of "military tyranny" or "Caesarism." It underlines the ways in which Roscher's preoccupation with ancient history fed into his estimation of nineteenth-century politics, and also examines his comparative assessment of democracy's prospects in Britain, France and the United States
Constantin Frantz and the intellectual history of Bonapartism and Caesarism: a reassessment( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: The conservative German publicist and political theorist, Constantin Frantz (1817–1891), occupies an ambiguous place in German intellectual history. Some, such as Friedrich Meinecke, located him within the rich intellectual tradition of German federalism, highlighting his hostility to the idea of the "nation-state" and the traditions of nationalism, Realpolitik and militarism. Others, by contrast, have situated him within a long genealogy of German fascism, identifying his remarkable 1852 work, Louis Napoleon, as a kind of precursor or antecedent of twentieth-century fascist ideology. This interpretation raises broader questions about the historiography on Bonapartism and Caesarism, which has often been motivated by an interest in the intellectual origins of modern fascism. The present article supplies a reinterpretation of Frantz's thinking about Bonapartism ( Napoleonismus ) and Caesarism by focusing on a much broader range of his intellectual output and by tracking the development of his view of Bonapartism's significance between 1851 and the early 1870s. The main outcome is not just to question Frantz's place in the "prehistory" of fascism, but also to show how deeply nineteenth-century debates about Bonapartism were connected to concerns about liberalism, democracy, nationalism and imperialism
Peace, commerce and cosmopolitan republicanism : the legacy of Andrew Fletcher in late-eighteenth-century Scotland by Iain McDaniel( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The scrutiny map : charting the range and reach of scrutiny bodies across the public sector by Iain McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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