The Decline of the Public : The Hollowing Out of Citizenship Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Polity Press
- Publication Date: 20/01/2004
- Category: Social theory
- ISBN: 9780745629100
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