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The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Margaret Simey

Abstract

The early years of the twentieth century saw the emergence in Liverpool of a unique vision of what it might mean to be a citizen in an urban democracy. This owed its inspiration to the coming together of the idealism of the academics at the young University with the practical morality of the City's merchant philanthropists. Infused as both were by the passion and urgency of the women's demand for liberation, the result was a totally fresh approach to the problems of the day. This found expression in a commitment to the principle that the right to share in the responsibility for the management ... More

Keywords: Liverpool, citizen, urban democracy, idealism, community, morality, merchant philanthropists, liberation, citizenship, communitarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238003
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317354

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Simey, author