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Why the third way failed : economics, morality and the origins of the "Big Society"

Author: Bill Jordan
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This insightful and progressive book proposes a new moral approach to public policy to replace Third Way governments' failed attempts to reconcile global markets with ethically-informed public policies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)676738777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Jordan
ISBN: 1847426581 9781847426581 1282985728 9781282985728
OCLC Number: 704340728
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 228 pages)
Contents: WHY THE THIRD WAY FAILED; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Value, virtue and justice; 2. Snap judgements and rational choices; 3. Nature, science and cosmology; 4. What is economics good for?; 5. Moral regulation: rituals, symbols and the collective conscience; 6. In search of a moral compass; 7. Sharing wealth, income and work; 8. Sustaining quality of life; 9. Conclusions; References; Index.
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