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Laski, Harold Joseph 1893-1950

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Works: 880 works in 4,314 publications in 10 languages and 50,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Quotations  Terminology  Case studies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Translator, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: JC257, 320.1
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A grammar of politics by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

223 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. 1. The purpose of social organisation -- ch. 2. Sovereignty -- ch. 3. Rights -- ch. 4. Liberty and equality -- ch. 5. Property -- ch. 6. Nationalism and civilisation -- ch. 7. Authority as federal -- ch. 8. Political institutions -- ch. 9. Economic institutions -- ch. 10. The judicial process -- ch. 11. International organisation
The American presidency by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

80 editions published between 1940 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English democratic ideas in the seventeenth century by G. P Gooch( Book )

46 editions published between 1898 and 1987 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book bears witness to remarkable width of reading and to unusual insight. It is a most skilful and, on the whole, complete sketch of democratic ideas, as developed not only in England, but in Scotland and the American colonies during the seventeenth century. By way of introduction, the author also gives some ac-count of the movement of political thought on the continent, particularly in France and Spain, in the preceding century. -- From http://www.jstor.org (Oct. 30, 2014)
The American democracy, a commentary and an interpretation by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

65 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political thought in England from Locke to Bentham by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

143 editions published between 1919 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the revolution of our time by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

112 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold J. Laski saw World War Two as a period of revolutionary change as profound as any in the modern history of the human race. In his view, the period's inner nature was as significant in its essentials as those which saw the fall of the Roman Empire; the birth in the Reformation of capitalist society; or, as in 1789, the final chapter in the dramatic rise of the middle class to power. All of these were not revolutions made by thinkers, though some of them may have foreseen its coming, but of ordinary people who shaped the large outlines of the direction of these changes. Laski held that revolutions of our time have been rooted in all that goes to give its present character to our society. We can recognize its advent and prepare for it; in that event, we might build a civilization richer and more secure than any of which we so far have knowledge. Or we may chose to resist its onset; in which case, it will appear to some future generation that our age has sought rather to sweep back the tides of the ocean than to oppose the decrees of men. The curse of our social order is its persistent inequalities. Either we must find ourselves able to co-operate in their removal, or we shall move rapidly to conflict about them. Laski argues that the middle class must co-operate with workers in essential revisions, as the aristocracy was wise enough to do a century ago over the Reform Bill, or violent revolution will be unleashed by means that transforms the ends of either party to the conflict in view. This is the choice that lies before us. Just how accurate or wide of the mark Laski was is brilliantly articulated in the critical introduction by Sidney A. Pearson, Jr."--Provided by publisher
Liberty in the modern state by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

107 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holmes-Laski letters; the correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Harold J. Laski, 1916-1935 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

42 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the problem of sovereignty by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

100 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential study of political power, originally published in 1917. Laski's theoretical ideas are elaborated through examples drawn from political and religious movements, such as the Catholic Revival and the creation of the German Empire. He concludes that the state is not a supreme entity; it is one association among many that must compete for the people's loyalty and obedience
The rise of European liberalism : an essay in interpretation by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

82 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some degree an historical background to the author's The state in theory and practice published last year. cf. Pref."Part of the book was delivered at Trinity college, Dublin as the Donellan lectures in February of this year."--Pref. "Notes" (chiefly bibliographical): p. 265-280
The state in theory and practice by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

71 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timeless classic by Harold J. Laski explains the nature of the modern state by examining its characteristics, as revealed by its history. "The State in Theory and Practice" is a work that grows in significance, rather than dwindles over time. This is because, as Sidney A. Pearson, Jr. points out, Laski helped develop and expound the foundational arguments of the political left. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, even on the hard left, few people thought of Marxism, at least in its classical formulation by Laski in the 1930s, as a political alternative. Much of the interest in Laski seeks to separate the early Laski of pluralist parliamentary arguments from the later Laski of Marxism. Laski's appeal rests on subtle aspects of his science of politics that require a detailed examination before their full significance can be understood. The state is a work that operates at several layers of assumptions and implications. The significance of Laski starts with the observation that among many intellectuals on the left, the political critique of liberal democracy remains as influential after the collapse of the Soviet Union as it was when Laski wrote. The leftist critique of classical liberalism is one of the touchstones of modern political thought and Laski remains part of that tradition. Laski is one of the links between what might be called the "old left" of the pre-World War II era and the "new left" of the 1960's and later
Studies in law and politics by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays that comprise Studies in Law and Politics are by and large academic. But Laski had a purpose in addition to the purely scholarly: he was eagerly pursuing possibilities for social and political change. Laski sought tirelessly for opportunities to act on those possibilities and, as is the case throughout his work, his academic and political purposes have no clear boundary between them. Studies in Law of Politics was published at a crucial juncture in Laski's ideological metamorphosis. During this period he had become increasingly worried that socialists might not be able to achieve the growth of working-class power. Although the essays contained in the volume cover a wide range of topics, and a wide span of time since the mid-1920s, he brought them into unity by a common approach. Though he does not make his unifying premise immediately evident to his readers, he clearly meant to chart the growth of power of those who had previously been without influence. His goal also was to identify the problems facing growth in a highly modernized society. Studies in Law and Politics reveals Laski's growing realization that the road to socialism might be more difficult than what he had believed when he wrote his pluralist works. The book reflects the mind of a thinker who was not content to write exclusively as an academic or a political activist. His view was that, while progressive reforms have been achieved in the past, they are not easily accomplished, and obstacles to further reforms should not be underestimated. This sober work offers much insight into Laski's intellectual development, as well as the times about which he wrote
Authority in the modern state by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

58 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is some sort the sequel to a book on the problem of sovereignty which I published in March, 1917"--Preface
The foundations of sovereignty, and other essays by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

65 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliamentary government in England; a commentary by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

76 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communism by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

102 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected legal papers by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

23 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected speeches and journal articles by Oliver Wendell Holmes
An introduction to politics by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

149 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski's views in his transitional period
Democracy in crisis by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

53 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski's quasi Marxist period
Reflections on the Constitution: the House of Commons, the Cabinet [and] the Civil Service by Harold Joseph Laski( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. The House of Commons -- pt. 2. The Cabinet -- pt. 3. The Civil Service
 
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Alternative Names
Harold Joseph Laski

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Reflections on the revolution of our timeLiberty in the modern stateStudies in the problem of sovereigntyThe state in theory and practiceStudies in law and politicsAuthority in the modern stateThe foundations of sovereignty, and other essaysCommunismReflections on the Constitution: the House of Commons, the Cabinet [and] the Civil Service