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Routledge Library Editions re-issue volumes from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many imprints associated with Routledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself. Focusing mainly (but not exclusively) on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge Library Editions offer the individual as well as the institutional purchaser the opportunity to acquire volumes by some of the greatest thinkers and authors of the last 120 years either on a title-by-title basis or as carefully selected mini-sets or extensive ‘libraries’ of 50+ volumes.

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Attempts at General Union

Attempts at General Union

1st Edition

G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

This volume traces the attempts made after the Napoleonic Wars to link up all the numerous local and sectional Trade Societies into a single comprehensive ‘General Trades Union’ – attempts which culminated in the short-lived Grand National Consolidated Trades Union formed under Robert Owen’s ...

Economic Tracts for the Times

Economic Tracts for the Times

1st Edition

G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

Originally written as a series of pamphlets and at a time of high unemployment, this volume discusses free trade, monetary policy, wages and employment, economic theory and social legislation....

The Meaning of Marxism

The Meaning of Marxism

1st Edition

G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

This book is largely based on What Marx Really Meant which was written by Cole and published in 1934. It is a revaluation of Marx’s essential ideas and methods in relation to contemporary social structures and developments and considers the bearing of Marx’s theories on the structure of social ...

Practical Economics

Practical Economics

1st Edition

G D H Cole
August 10, 2018

This volume compares the planning of economic conditions under the very different political systems of Soviet Russia, Fascist Germany and Italy and Democratic America, with some discussion of partial economic planning in Great Britain. It includes a broad survey of the successive phases of the Five...

Socialist Economics

Socialist Economics

1st Edition

G. D. H. Cole
July 30, 2018

This volume sets forth as simply as possible the theoretical foundations which underlie the practical policies of democratic Socialism. This involves both a repudiation and a refutation of the assumptions of the older classical economists who believed in laissez-faire, and a careful differentiation...

G. D. H. Cole: Early Pamphlets & Assessment (RLE Cole)

G. D. H. Cole: Early Pamphlets & Assessment (RLE Cole)

1st Edition

Noel Thompson
July 25, 2018

This volume of extremely rare pamphlets spans over thirty years of prolific output by G D H Cole. It encompasses the challenges of full employment and the role re-armament in achieving that, nationalizing industries, the principles of socialism and the welfare state....

Self-Government in Industry

Self-Government in Industry

1st Edition

G D H Cole
December 22, 2017

This book represents an important stage in the development of an indigenous theory. The argument is presented with the special qualities of cogency and perception which have given the author a lasting influence within the labour movement....

The Next Ten Years

The Next Ten Years

1st Edition

G D. H. Cole
December 22, 2017

This volume was Cole's first major work of political economy in almost a decade and it effectively positioned him as a mainstream Fabian who sought to stabilize capitalism before progressing socialism by essentially statist means. Influenced by J A Hobson and Maynard Keynes the imperative for Cole ...

The World of Labour

The World of Labour

1st Edition

G. D. H. Cole
December 22, 2017

Cole saw the trade unions as being critical to progress, but to realise their role they needed to change and the issue of trade union structure therefore became fundamental. He considered in this volume that trade union structure was a central problem of the labour movement – he described British ...

Guild Socialism Restated

Guild Socialism Restated

1st Edition

G D H Cole
December 01, 2017

Guild Socialism Restated is G D H Cole’s fullest and most systematic account of his vision of industrial and political reorganization. The introductory chapters of the volume develop the theme of democratic citizenship in relation to industrial society. Cole contends that neither capitalism nor ...

Philanthropy in England

Philanthropy in England

1st Edition


August 31, 2006

In these works Professor Jordan studies the origins of modern social and cultural institutions in England. He is concerned with the momentous shift which occurred in men's aspirations for their society in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as reflected in the charities which ...

Education Documents ENGLAND AND WALES 800 TO 1972

Education Documents ENGLAND AND WALES 800 TO 1972

1st Edition

D. W. Sylvester
December 15, 2005

These collections of documentary material illustrate the main themes of educational history from the early middle ages to the late twentieth century. It contains extensive extracts from every major educational document of this period including royal and parliamentary commissions. Each document is ...

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