Liberty, Equality, and the Market: Essays

Yale University Press, 1998 - 457 pages
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This volume brings the remarkable writings of Russian liberal thinker Boris Nikolaevich Chicherin (1828-1904) to English-language readers for the first time. The collection includes key essays in which Chicherin addresses the central political and social problems that confronted Russia from 1855 to the opening years of the twentieth century. Chicherin's ideological alternatives to the Bolshevik plan for revolutionary transformation of Russia not only provide valuable historical insights, but also arc highly relevant to current political discussion of liberalism in Russia and in the West.

In a comprehensive introduction to the book, G. M. Hamburg discusses the development of Chicherin's thought and places it in historical context. Chicherin, Hamburg says, was a powerful and sophisticated but often misunderstood defender of civil and political rights. In this collection Chicherin explores such contemporary issues as the abolition of serfdom, Russian education, and the need for a constitution. He also tackles broad philosophical problems -- the nature of liberty and equality, styles of political discourse -- and comments on noted philosophers.


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On Serfdom 1856
Contemporary Tasks of Russian Life 1857
Political Liberty and Its Development
The Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty
Properties of Popular Representation
Plato and Aristotle 1869
More and Machiavelli 1869
Montesquieu 1872
Hegel 1877
Marx 1878
Capitalism and Socialism
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À propos de l'auteur (1998)

Chicerin (1828-1904) was a Russian liberal thinker whose essays addressed the central political and social problems that confronted Russia from 1855 to the opening years of the twentieth century.

G. M. Hamburg is the Otho M. Behr Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books, including Boris Chicherin and Early Russian Liberalism, 1828-1866.

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