The Fox in the Henhouse
How Privatization Threatens Democracy
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Fox in the Henhouse by Si Kahn
Book DescriptionPrivatization is one of the most important political and economic developments of our time, affecting virtually every person and state in the world. The purpose of "The Fox in the Henhouse is to present, in clear, direct terms, an analysis of privatization that helps readers understand what is happening to them and what they can do about it. It gives people on all sides of many different privatization struggles -- over hospitals, schools, sanitation, water, Social Security, the military, public lands, the postal service, national parks, prisons -- the arguments that have been used to place privatization at the center of the corporate agenda and to dominate the public debate. It also offers a historical framework that allows readers to center their thinking on what it means to build a democratic society, while providing the counterarguments -- and inspiration -- that people need both to argue and to fight back.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781576753378
(215mm x 142mm x 23mm)
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Si Kahn
Si Kahn has been involved in organising for 40 years and has also been a popular folk musician for 30 years. As executive director of Grassroots Leadership, Kahn has been involved in organising on privatization issues since 1996, including welfare, health care, child support enforcement and prisons. Elizabeth Minnich is a distinguished American public intellectual. Currently Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, she has worked for 40 years as a university professor, author, speaker, workshop leader, consultant and scribe. A feminist philosopher, she has a great deal of experience in academia, including keynotes and/or plenary addresses for conferences of the major national educational associations
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