(1858-1932) English political scientist, the first professor of political science at the London School of Economics. Wallas was an early member of the Fabian Society and contributed to Fabian Essays in Socialism 1888. He left the society 1904 because it had become antiliberal.
In Human Nature in Politics 1908 he argued that certain nonrational factors, such as prejudice, custom, and accident, were more likely to affect politics than rational calculation. The Great Society 1914 expressed concern for the individual in modern industrial society which was becoming increasingly centralized.