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    Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought.Uday Singh Mehta - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    Shedding light on a fundamental tension in liberal theory, Liberalism and Empire reaches beyond post-colonial studies to revise our conception of the grand liberal tradition and the conception of experience with which it is associated.
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  2. Gandhi on Democracy, Politics and the Ethics of Everyday Life.Uday Singh Mehta - 2010 - Modern Intellectual History 7 (2):355-371.
    This paper is about Gandhi's critique of politics, of which his ambivalence towards democracy was a part. I argue that for Gandhi the ground of moral action is fearlessness, while that of political reason is security and self-defense. Gandhi sees the context of moral action in the mundane fabric of everyday life, in places such as the family and the village. For that reason he does not believe that moral action requires being supplemented by the particular kind of unity which (...)
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    The Social Question and the Problem of History After Empire.Uday Singh Mehta - 2009 - In Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought. pp. 31.
    Decolonization of the European empires in the twentieth century was spurred by the colonized based on two purposes: the desire for independence, and the desire to build a sovereign political identity. The most obvious feature of the first intention was the formation of anti-imperialist movements, organised under the banner ‘they must leave’. The latter was characterized by the establishment of constitutional government, which highlighted the identity of a novice country in a political and unified form and which featured a central (...)
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    The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought.Uday Singh Mehta - 1992 - Cornell University Press.
    The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent and provocative book, Uday Singh Mehta investigates in the major writings of John Locke the implications of this tension between individuals and the institutions that (...)
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