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Capitalism and Social Progress

The Future of Society in a Global Economy

Authors: Brown, P., Lauder, H.

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Why are America and Britain wealthier than ever but millions of children live in poverty, neighbourhoods want for basic amenities and the middle classes fear for their families, jobs and futures? The answer is not to be found in globalization, technological innovation, or our personal failings to adapt to changing circumstances as we are so often told. The answer lies mainly with the historical legacy of the 'golden era' and the obsession with market individualism. An obsession that the New Democrats in America and the New Labour in Britain have failed to exorcize. Yet the forces of knowledge-driven capitalism provide an unprecedented opportunity at the beginning of the twenty-first century to build societies based on the individual and collective intelligence of all. Capitalism and Social Progress shows how this can be achieved.

About the authors

PHILLIP BROWN is Research Professor in Sociology at Cardiff University. His publications include Schooling Ordinary Kids; Education, Unemployment and Labour Markets; Beyond Thatcherism; Poor Work; Education for Economic Survival; Higher Education and Corporate Realities and Education: Culture, Economy and Society.

HUGH LAUDER is Professor of Education and Political Economy at the Department of Education, University of Bath. His academic books include Trading in Futures; Why Markets in Education Don't Work; Education in Search of a Future; Education for Economic Survival; Towards Successful Schooling and Education, Culture, Economy and Society.

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'Many have tried to come to grips with the explosive impact of the new, deregulated globalizing capitalism on everything else, from family life to politics. Most have failed, simply because they have focuses on just one slice of life, missing the wider picture; Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder have succeeded, because of their intellectual courage in embracing all of it - and it does not hurt that their book is so well written.' - Edward N. Luttwak

'a tour de force' - Joan Wills, Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc.

'This is a book that should be read and re-read on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout the industrial world'. - Kent H. Hughes, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, former Associate Deputy Secretary of Commerce and President of the Council of Competitiveness

'an extremely stimulating and pathbreaking piece of work.' - David Ashton, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Studies, Leicester University

'...an excellent and well-argued book and even if much of the account of post-Fordism is familiar, it knits together economic processes, politics and family life in challenging ways. Brown and Lauder's critique of the Third Way strategy on employment and education should be read by everyone concerned with higher education policy and practice.' - Larry Ray, Current Sociology


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitalism and Social Progress
Book Subtitle
The Future of Society in a Global Economy
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98538-0
DOI
10.1057/9780333985380
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-92295-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-92291-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 338
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