The Decline of the Public
The Hollowing Out of Citizenship
By (author) David Marquand
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Decline of the Public by David Marquand
Book DescriptionDavid Marquand traces the growth of the public domain from Gladstone to Attlee, analyses the forces that began to undermine it post-war and exposes the campaign that the Thatcher and Blair governments have waged against it. He ends with a call for a counter-attack based on a re-statement of the civic ideal in a twenty-first century idiom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745629100
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Decline of the Public, Hardback (January 2004)» View all books by David Marquand
* A robust examination of the role of citizenship * Provides a critique of Blairite and Thatcherite approaches to public, market and private domains * Argues that the public domain is essential to a civilised society .
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Author Biography - David Marquand
David Marquand is Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford and formerly Professor of Politics at Sheffield University.
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