gwiep.net (1994 – present) is an independent study of systematic ideology. It is preceded by the Social Science Association (circa 1940 – 1953), the Walsby Society (1953 – 1979) and Ideological Commentary (1979 – 1994). gwiep.net is the main source of information about the George Walford International Essay Prize. The following papers are in the gwiep.net collection of works relating to systematic ideology.
gwiep.net timeline. Trevor Blake. The minutiae of systematic ideology online, from 1992 to the present.
Resources for the Future / An International Annotated Bibliography for the 21st Century. Alan Mayne (London: Adamantine Press 1993). Inscribed by Alan Mayne to Richenda Walford.
The Idealist Route through the Eidodynamic Level, A Contribution to the Theory of Systematic Ideology. John Rowan, 27 September 1994. “Both Harold Walsby and George Walford assumed that the eidodynamic levels were materialist. […] Whenever I raised this point with George Walford, the answer I always got was that idealism and materialism are irrelevant, and it is not worth the trouble to discuss such questions. Now that both of them have passed over to the other side, it perhaps makes sense to raise the question again.”
Patterns of Possibility in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction. Themla J. Shinn. Manuscript, 25 pages. Cites Beyond Politics by George Walford.
A Mind like a Burning Glass: Reflections on George Walford, Antonio Gramsci and Green Political Strategy. David Featherstone.  Manuscript, five pages.
SI and Hyperscepticism: Letting Go of “Is.” Dan Wilson.  Manuscript, three pages.
Repudiated by the Repudiators. David Perrin.  Manuscript, five pages.
An Index to Ideological Commentary. Trevor Blake.  Manuscript, twenty-four pages. Published as Index of Ideological Commentary.
Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Number 232, January 1995. Photocopy of pages 19-24 only. Includes “Seeking George Walford” by Paul Minet, published in the George Walford Memorial.
Systematic Ideology and Research. John Rowan. (1) Manuscript, three pages, 29 April 1995. (2) Manuscript, four pages, 24 June 1995.
Systematic Ideology for Anarchists. Trevor Blake. Manuscript, seven pages, 8 March 1995.
Disks. 30 March 1995. Manuscript, eight pages. Directory listings of the contents of 5-inch floppy disks used by George Walford and the contents of the hard drive of his computer.
Bibliography of Systematic Ideology 1946-1995. Trevor Blake. Manuscript, thirteen pages, 10 November 1995.
Thoughts on Ideological Minimalism. Eric Stockton. Manuscript, September 1995, ten pages. Published in the George Walford Memorial.
SI – Ignored, Alone and Illuminating. Allan Bula. Manuscript, September 1995, two pages. Published in the George Walford Memorial.
Lady Godiva. Number 95, September/October 1995. Eric Stockton, editor. Publication, twenty pages.
The Prevailing Ideas and the Ideas of the Ruling Class. George Russell. Manuscript, 4 September 1995, one page.
GW Diskettes. Manuscript, three pages, 20 November 1995. Directory listings of the contents of 5-inch floppy disks used by George Walford and the contents of the hard drive of his computer.
.net. Circa October 1995. Periodical, photocopy, pages 51-53 only. Includes “Hear Them Roar” by Tim Tucker, which makes reference to the earliest incarnation of GWIEP.net.
Reminiscences of George Walford and the Walsby Society. Adrian Williams. Manuscript, six pages, 21 December 1995. Published in the George Walford Memorial.
Achilles Heel. Number 19, Winter 1995/1996. London: Achilles Heel Collective. Periodical, forty-three pages. John Rowan is credited in the co-creation of “The Radical Men’s Magazine.” This issue includes “Honoring Anger” by John Rowan.
Dialectical Thinking. John Rowan, 1996.
London. Manuscripts, 1996. Miscellany relating to a trip to London by Trevor Blake, Richenda Walford, Adrian Williams and others.
Achilles Heel. Number 20, Spring/Summer 1996. London: Achilles Heel Collective. Periodical, forty-three pages. John Rowan is credited in the co-creation of “The Radical Men’s Magazine.” This issue includes “Changing Horses in Midstream” by John Rowan.
GW Audio Tapes. Richenda Walford. Manuscript, one page, 20 November 1996. Notes on nine recordings of George Walford.
The Independent Tabloid. 4 December 1996. Periodical, pages 2-4 only. Includes “Natural Deselection” by Suzanne Moore. This article includes uncredited annotations pointing out the existence of Demos Quarterly.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. Volume 25 Number 4, 1997. Periodical, pages 539-543 only. Includes “Men and Women are Different – Official” by John Rowan.
List of Papers Copied for Trevor. Richenda Walford. Manuscript, four pages, January 1997.
Newspaper Clipping. Source illegible, 28 July 1997. Includes “The End of Anarchy, Now That Class War is Over” by Paul McCann.
Achilles Heel. Number 21, Winter/Spring 1997. London: Achilles Heel Collective. Periodical, forty-three pages. John Rowan is credited in the co-creation of “The Radical Men’s Magazine.” This issue includes “Changing Horses in Midstream” by John Rowan.
Achilles Heel. Number 22, Summer/Autumn 1997. London: Achilles Heel Collective. Periodical, forty-three pages. John Rowan is credited in the co-creation of “The Radical Men’s Magazine.”
Adamantine Press Spring / Summer 1997 Catalog. Handbill, four pages. Includes Resources for the Future by Alan Mayne.
Interviews. Recordings by Trevor Blake in November 1997. Includes Beryl Benjamin, Ike Benjamin, John Rowan, Richenda Walford, Adrian Williams.
Political Research Quarterly. Volume 50 Number 4, December 1997. Pages 957-995 include Ideology: A Definitional Analysis by John Gerring, which cites The Domain of Ideologies by Harold Walsby.
Annual Report 1997. International Institute of Social History. Amsterdam 1998. (1) Book, 127 pages. The IISH houses some of the papers of Harold Walsby and George Walford. (2) pamphlets from the IISH.
Mailing List. [Richenda Walford?] Manuscript, three pages, circa 1998. Possible contributors to George Walford: A Memorial and their possible contributions.
George Walford: A Memorial. Richenda Walford, editor. (1) Book, twenty-three pages, June 1998. “A memorial to a keen thinker, astude debater and intelligent writer who challenged assumptions vigorously and persuasively. This memorial contains texts by some of those who read him, debated with him and are glad that he lived – whether they agreed with him or not.” Includes work by Trevor Blake | Alan Bula | George Gook | Mary Anne Knukel | Encounter in Autumn by Dr. Zvi Lamm | Seeking George Walford by Paul Minet | Peter Shepherd | John Rowan | George R. Russell, SPGB | Thoughts on Ideological Minimalism by Eric Stockton | Reminiscences of George Walford and the Walsby Society 1976 to 1994 by Adrian Williams | Jack as I Knew Him by Brenda McIntosh | Alison Walford, Sharon Goodyear, Richenda Walford (2) Repudiated by the Repudiators. David Perin. Manuscript, five pages. Possibly submitted for the George Walford Memorial but not included.
Some Publications. John Rowan, one page. Partial bibliography of the published works of John Rowan, 1973-1998.
A Note on Ideology. J. B. Wright. Manuscript, two pages. Possibly a submission to George Walford: A Memorial.
From Politics Past to Politics Future / An Integrated Analysis of Current and Emergent Paradigms. Alan Mayne (Westport: Praeger 1999). (1) book, inscribed by Alan Mayne to Richenda Walford (2) Manuscript, twenty pages.
Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future. 14-18 August 2000. Bergen: International Society for the Study of European Ideas. The seventh conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas included a presentation by Mila Koumpilova titled “Harold Walsby’s ‘Systematic Ideology’ and the Beginning of History.”
Ideology, Marxism, the SPGB and George Walford. David McDonagh. [circa 2000] Manuscript, twenty-two pages (incomplete?)
An Open Letter to Walsbians Everywhere. John Rowan. “a great contrast between [the Walsby/Walford work] and the work of Ken Wilber.” 22 October 2002.
Systematic Ideology: A New Hegelian or Functionalist Critique of Ideologies? by Diana Silberman-Keller. 2004.
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 1 Number 1, January 2004. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2004. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About GWIEP.NET, World Socialist Movement Forum Feedback, Nude Ideology, Why Students?, Understanding & Believing, Animal Metadynamics, Limitation & Gender, NIAT, Alan Mayne. [PDF]
Socialist Standard. June 2004. London: Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical. The Centenary Edition of the Socialist Standard includes an uncredited essay titled “Getting Splinters” about some of the groups that splintered from the SPGB. The Movement for Social Integration, the Social Science Association and George Walford are all mentioned.
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 1 Number 2, July 2004. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2004. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About Systematic Ideology, World Socialist Forum Feedback, GW at the Global Ideas Bank, The Concept of a Free Press in an Eidostatic Society, Amazon Vanity Searches, Are They Not Anarchists?, Tanarchists, NIAT, Getting Splinters, From the Coffee An’ to the An’ Cafe. [PDF]
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 1 Number 3, October 2004. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2004. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About Systematic Ideology, Letters, The Mass Rationality Assumption, Science is Not Just Another ‘Story.’ [PDF]
2004 Family Photos. November 2004. CD-Rom. Scanned photographs of the family and friends of George Walford, prepared by Richenda Walford.
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 2 Number 4, January 2005. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2009. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About the GWIEP, Diagram of Systematic Ideology, About Systematic Ideology, The Mass Rationality Assumption, Ideology on the Internet, Nude Ideology Revisited, The Concept of a Free Press in an Eidostatic Society (Justine Doody), Who Are These Men? [PDF]
We Gotta Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong: Explanation Meets Experimentation in Systematic Ideology & Designing Society. Andrew Trull.
Why Walsby Can’t Be Researched. John Rowan. 9 August 2005. “How do we prove that someone who claims to be a liberal is nothing of the kind, but really an Expedient personal pretending to be a liberal? The answer is that you can’t.”
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 3 Number 5, March 2006. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2009. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About the GWIEP, Diagram of Systematic Ideology, About Systematic Ideology, Systematic Ideology is Only for Large and Purposeful Groups, Systematic Ideology is Only for Individuals, Ideological Drag, We Gotta Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong by Andrew Trull. [PDF]
The Theory of Judicial Independence in the Context of Systematic Ideology: Precision or Domination? by Katherine Lim.
GWIEP Notes & Quotes. Volume 6 Number 6, September 2009. Trevor Blake, editor. Portland: GWIEP, 2009. About GWIEP Notes & Quotes, About GWIEP, About This Issue, Domain of Ideology Resources, Commonwealth, The Theory of Judicial Independence in the Context of Systematic Ideology: Precision or Domination? by Katherine Lim. [Errata: Harold Walsby was not ‘Philoren’ as claimed in this issue. Thank you to Dr. David Perrin of University of Chester for pointing out this error.] [PDF]
Chiropracting Systematic Ideology by Will Penman.
Systematic Ideology and Diversity within Art Theory by Rachel Koopmans.
The Left-Right Distinction / Why Intellectuals Turn Left by Idan Salon.
Levels of Consciousness (Walsby, Wilber, Beck & Cowan, etc) by John Rowan.
Theory of Systematic Ideology and Its Interaction with Social Media in Historical Perspective by Katharine Frederick.
The Systematic Supernatural / Systematic Ideology as a Framework for the Origin, Function, and Alteration of Religion by Mary Cole.
Systematic Ideology and Science Fiction by Robert M. D. Minto.
Would You Believe It? by DAP. Socialist Standard Volume 111 Number 1330 (June 2015) page 20. A review of Towards A Science of Belief Systems by Edmund Griffiths. “The general method and standpoint of Griffiths is not incompatible with our own. In terms of its objective (if not method) it also has some similarity with the theory of systematic ideology developed by Harold Walsby, George Walford and others. This was a group who left the SPGB in the 1940s and who became motivated by a need to understand the ideologies of the modern world – their defining features, how they interlock and particularly the limitations on their spread and development. We have sparred with the advocates of this theory many times in the past, though ironically this is one book that might have benefited from a consideration of their ideas. This is because – whatever the flaws in their arguments – theirs was one of the very few other attempts to traverse this type of terrain. In essence, they attempted to use a dialectical method to account for why people think as they do, why types of ideas recur persistently in society, and why some seem to attract more adherents than others.”
The George Walford International Essay Prize (2000 – 2022) has concluded. Thank you to all who have participated. No further Prizes are to be awarded, no further essays are to be considered for the Prize.