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  1. Nation-States as Empires, Empires as Nation-States: Two Principles, One Practice? [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 2010 - Theory and Society 39 (2):119-143.
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    Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy.Jeff Weintraub & Krishan Kumar (eds.) - 1997 - University of Chicago Press.
    These essays, by widely respected scholars in fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of ...
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    Aspects of the Western Utopian Tradition.Krishan Kumar - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (1):63-77.
    The western utopia has both classical and Judaeo-Christian roots. From the Greeks came the form of the ideal city, based on reason, from Jews and Christians the idea of deliverance through a messiah and the culmination of history in the millennium. The Greek conception placed utopia in an ideal space, the Christian conception in an ideal time. The modern utopia, dating from Thomas More's Utopia (1516), drew upon both these traditions but added something distinctive of its own. Following More, the (...)
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    Nation and Empire: English and British National Identity in Comparative Perspective. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 2000 - Theory and Society 29 (5):575-608.
  5. Pensar utópicamente: política y literatura.Krishan Kumar - 2007 - Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 29:65-80.
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  6. Sociology and the Englishness of English Social Theory.Krishan Kumar - 2001 - Sociological Theory 19 (1):41-64.
    Although England has a rich tradition of social and political thought, sociology does not figure strongly in this tradition. Several influential accounts-such as those by Noel Annan, Philip Abrams, and Perry Anderson-exist to explain this fact. I examine these accounts and, while largely agreeing with the explanations, question whether we should accept the authors' conclusions. In particular, we need to ask whether England was so different from other countries in this respect. Moreover, even if sociology was weak in England, does (...)
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    The Revolutions of 1989: Socialism, Capitalism, and Democracy. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 1992 - Theory and Society 21 (3):309-356.
  8. Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing, 1516-1700.J. C. Davis, Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Barbara Goodwin, Keith Taylor, Krishan Kumar & Frank E. Manuel - 1990 - Utopian Studies 1 (1):103-110.
  9. Britain, England and Europe: Cultures in Contraflow.Krishan Kumar - 2003 - European Journal of Social Theory 6 (1):5-23.
    `Europe' and national identity are not necessarily in conflict, as the examples of Spain, Greece, Germany and Italy in their different ways suggest. The same may be true of some of the constituent nations of the British Isles - the Scots, the Irish, and the Welsh. Europe however poses a particular problem for the English, for longstanding political and cultural reasons. This article explores the different relations of the different parts of the United Kingdom to an increasingly unified Europe. It (...)
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  10. Book Review: ‘Hedgehog or Fox?’ Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (2):281-286.
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  11. Book Review: J. R. Hall, Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009. 296 Pp., £55.00, ISBN 9780745645087 (Hbk), £17.99 ISBN 978074564509. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 2010 - European Journal of Social Theory 13 (2):285-289.
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    ‘Civilization on Trial’RednerHarry. The Tragedy of European Civilization: Towards an Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2015. Xxiii + 257 Pp. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 145 (1):134-141.
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    Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, C. 1848-C. 1918.Krishan Kumar - 1992 - History of European Ideas 14 (1):141-142.
  14. Imperialism.Krishan Kumar - 2011 - In George Klosko (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  15. News From Nowhere.Krishan Kumar & William Morris - 1996 - Utopian Studies 7 (2):280-282.
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    Once More and for the Last Time: Ernest Gellner’s Later Thoughts on Nations and Empires.Krishan Kumar - 2015 - Thesis Eleven 128 (1):72-84.
    Gellner is mostly known for his theory of nationalism, which he saw as antithetical to the principle of the multinational, hierarchical, empire. But like his LSE colleague Elie Kedourie, Gellner was fascinated by empire. In his last, posthumously published work, Language and Solitude, Gellner returned to the region of his childhood, the former Habsburg Empire, to explore its impact on the work of Malinowski and Wittgenstein. This essay will reflect on Gellner’s thoughts about empire, and the way in which he (...)
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  17. Reviews : Zygmunt Bauman, Legislators and Interpreters: On Modernity, Post- Modernity, and Intellectuals, Oxford: Polity Press, 1987, £25.00, 209 Pp. [REVIEW]Krishan Kumar - 1989 - History of the Human Sciences 2 (2):265-269.
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    Thoughts on the Present Discontents in Britain.Krishan Kumar - 1980 - Theory and Society 9 (4):539-574.
  19. The Question of European Identity: Europe in the American Mirror.Krishan Kumar - 2008 - European Journal of Social Theory 11 (1):87-105.
    In the wake of the Iraq war of 2003, and in response to the European reaction to the war, a number of prominent European intellectuals launched a new debate on Europe's identity, and in particular the extent to which it differed from American identity. The debate was sparked by a newspaper article by Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida, which was circulated to several other intellectuals for comment. The Europe-wide debate which ensued — in which several Americans joined — provides a (...)
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    The Time of Empire: Temporality and Genealogy in the Development of European Empires.Krishan Kumar - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 139 (1):113-128.
    General and comparative studies of empire – like those of revolution – often suffer from insufficient attention to chronology. Time expresses itself both in the form that empires occur, often in succession to each other – the Roman, the Holy Roman, the Spanish, etc. – and, equally, in an awareness that this succession links empires in a genealogical sense, as part of a family of empires. This article explores the implications of taking time seriously, so that empires are not considered (...)
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    Why Race?Krishan Kumar - 1998 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (1):121-128.
    Ivan Hannaford, Race: The History of an Idea in the West. Washington, DC: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1996, pp. 448. 0?8018?5223?4. Richard Jenkins, Rethinking Ethnicity: Arguments and Explorations. London: Sage Publications, 1997, pp. 194. 0?8039?7677?1. Kenan Malik, The Meaning of Race: Race, History and Culture in Western Society. London: Macmillan, 1996, pp. 323. 0?333?62857?8.
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