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David 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 Details

ISBN: 9780745629100
ISBN-10: 0745629105
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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