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by David Marquand

Author: David Marquand
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (March 12, 2004)
Pages: 176 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.4
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Decline of the Public echoes concerns being heard across the political divide. Marquand′s analysis of the problem is compelling – and certainly worth worrying about.

Decline of the Public echoes concerns being heard across the political divide. Health Service Journal) powerful and eloquent polemic. More damaging still are the hollowing out of citizenship, the manipulative populism that now pervades British government and a slide towards a new version of the 'Old Corruption' that our Victorian ancestors thought they had banished. David Marquand traces the growth of the public domain from Gladstone to Attlee, analyses the forces that began to undermine it in its post-war heyday and.

The burden of argument is that New Labour’s acceptance and deeper entrenchment of the neo-liberal ‘Thatcherite settlement’ is openly complicit in subverting the peculiarly British ‘public domain. Blair’s ‘monarchical,’ populist and personalised style of governance has wreaked even greater and more ideologically forthright destruction than Thatcher, who at least ‘embodied the culture and instincts of the Conservative Party’.

Decline of the Public book. David Marquand has constructed a masterly and highly readable plea for the idea of the public once again to be celebrated in British life. His re-entry into the national conversation could not be better timed or more important. Let's hope our fellow citizens take arms in the battle he invites us to join. -Will Hutton, Columnist, Observer Newspaper.

Marquand addressed Britain's relative economic decline in The Unprincipled Society . Palgrave Macmillan – via Google Books. The Decline of the Public: The Hollowing Out of Citizenship, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2004. The public domain is a gift of history

Marquand addressed Britain's relative economic decline in The Unprincipled Society (1988) and The New Reckoning (1997). He argued that this decline was caused by Britain's failure to become a developmental state like France, Germany and Japan. "Former Labour MP joins Plaid Cymru". The public domain is a gift of history. Now it is at risk, New Statesman, 19 January 2004.

David Marquand has constructed a masterly and highly readable plea for the idea of the public once again to be celebrated in British life. ISBN13:9780745629094. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Decline of the Public: The Hollowing Out of Citizenship by David Marquand (Paperback, 2004). Brand new: lowest price.

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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 . . He ends with a call for a counter-attack based on a re-statement of the civic ideal in a twenty-first century idiom.

David Ian Marquand FBA, FRHistS, FRSA (born September 20, 1934) is a British . For the book by Edward Gibbon, see The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

David Ian Marquand FBA, FRHistS, FRSA (born September 20, 1934) is a British academic and former Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP). Born in Cardiff, Marquand was educated at Emanuel School, Magdalen College, Oxford, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and at the University of California, Berkeley. Now it is at risk, New Statesman, 19/01/2004.

'To construct a civilization around the nostrum that the publicrealm is morally, economically and socially inferior to the privaterealm is to submit to an alien barbarism in which what we hold incommon is permanently placed as second best. David Marquand hasconstructed a masterly and highly readable plea for the idea of thepublic once again to be celebrated in British life. His re-entryinto the national conversation could not be better timed or moreimportant. Let's hope our fellow citizens take arms in the battlehe invites us to join.'--Will Hutton, Columnist, Observer Newspaper'A profound analysis of the decline of the public realm and thegrowth of unaccountable government in Britain. The summation of alife's work by one of Britain's leading political thinkers.'--John Gray, The London School of EconomicsThe public domain of citizenship, equity and service is crucial forindividual fulfilment and social well-being. But it has been underattack for thirty years - first from the market fundamentalists ofthe New Right, and then from their New Labour imitators. Theresults are everywhere - resource-starved public services; themarketization of the public sector; the soul-destroying targets andaudits that go with it; the denigration of professionalism and theprofessional ethic; and the erosion of public trust. More damagingstill are the hollowing out of citizenship, the manipulativepopulism that now pervades British government and a slide towards anew version of the 'Old Corruption' that our Victorian ancestorsthought they had banished.David Marquand traces the growth of the public domain fromGladstone to Attlee, analyses the forces that began to undermine itin its post-war heyday and exposes the campaign that the Thatcherand Blair governments have waged against it. He ends with a callfor a counter-attack, based on a re-statement of the civic ideal ina twenty-first century idiom.This book will appeal to all those who take an interest in currentpolitical events as well as those studying politics and socialpolicy.