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Title Reinventing collective action : from the global to the local / edited by Colin Crouch and David Marquand
Published Oxford ; Cambridge, MA., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1995


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 MELB  320.53 Cro/Rca  AVAILABLE
Description 137 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Series The Political quarterly
Contents Preface / Colin Crouch and David Marquand -- Foreword / Gordon Brown -- Reinventing Collective Action / Colin Crouch and David Marquand -- Reinventing Community: Prospects for Politics / William M. Sullivan -- Economic Policy for Environmental Sustainability / Paul Ekins -- A Global Living Wage / James K. Galbraith -- Employment in the UK / Ken Coutts and Bob Rowthorn -- Local Development on the Progressive Political Agenda / Michael Piore -- The Good City and its Civic Leaders / David Donnison -- Reinventing Citizenship: The Role of Family Policy / Patricia Hewitt -- European Citizenship: A Project in Need of Completion / John Pinder -- Can We Achieve a New Constitutional Settlement? / Anthony Lester
Summary While addressing different aspects of this theme in each chapter, the book as a whole stakes out the terms of a new collectivism appropriate to the needs of the next century
After nearly two decades of confusion, a reborn collectivism has begun to challenge the neo-liberal orthodoxy which has shaped British public policy since the 1970s. But this new collectivism differs radically from the state-centred collectivism developed, largely by and through the Labour Party, in the inter-war and post-war years. It is pluralistic, diverse and internationalist. It looks outwards to the institutions of global economic governance and to the supranational institutions of the European Union, and downwards to localities and regions. It embraces the traditional liberal concern with constitutional checks and balances to guard against the abuse of state power, and the traditional Christian democratic concern with subsidiarity and power sharing. Above all, it seeks a vibrant civil society, with flourishing intermediate institutions, some public, some private and some mixed, standing between the state and the individual
Analysis Collectivism
Community participation
Economic policy
Great Britain
Overseas item
Social contract
Social policy
Sustainable development
Notes "Political quarterly" -- Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Civil society.
Cultural pluralism.
Pressure groups.
Author Crouch, Colin, 1944-
Marquand, David.
LC no. 95037426
ISBN 0631197214 (alk. paper)
OTHER TI Political quarterly
Other Titles Political quarterly