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Michael Young : social entrepreneur

Author: Asa Briggs
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Young is one of the key figures in British 20th-century history. Focusing on family, community and social change, he has cascaded ideas, in the process coining new words, like "meritocracy". He has also initiated or played a major role in creating new and well known organizations. These include the Consumers' Association, the Open University, and the National and International Extension Colleges. In 1945 he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Briggs, Asa, 1921-
Michael Young.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, 2001
(DLC) 00053097
(OCoLC)45304387
Named Person: Michael Dunlop Young; Michael Dunlop Young
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asa Briggs
ISBN: 0230508529 9780230508521 9780333750230 0333750233 1280443723 9781280443725
OCLC Number: 69663324
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 413 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: List of Plates --
Foreword --
In Lieu of an Autobiography --
Michael when Young --
Party Politics --
Two Places: One Purpose --
Merit and/or Solidarity --
Education for Change --
Necessary Research --
A World Agenda --
Mutual Aid --
Unfinished Business --
Appendices --
Index.
Responsibility: Asa Briggs.
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