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Reinventing Collective Action: From the Global to the Local

Reinventing Collective Action: From the Global to the Local

Colin Crouch (Editor), David Marquand (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19721-8 January 1991 Wiley-Blackwell 144 Pages


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A reborn collectivism has begun to challenge the neo-liberal orthodoxies of the last fifteen years. But this new collectivism is very different from the state-centred collectivism of the post-war period. It is outward-looking, pluralistic and internationalist. It stands for strong communities, a diverse civil society, bottom-up development and constitutional checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power. It also stands for federalist power-sharing in the European Union, and for radical reform of the IMF and World Bank. This book sets out an agenda for the new collectivism which will provide the central themes of left and centre-left politics into the next century.
Preface: C. Crouch and D. Marquand (European University Institute and Sheffield University).

Foreword: Gordon Brown (MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer).

1. Re-inventing Collective Action: C. Crouch and D. Marquand.

2. Re-inventing Community:Prospects for Politics: W. M. Sullivan (La Salle University, Philadelphia).

3. Economic Policy for Environmental Sustainability: P. Ekins (Birkbeck College, London University).

4. A Global Living Wage: J. K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin).

5. Employment in the UK: K. Coutts and R. Rowthorn (Cambridge University).

6. Local Development on the Progressive Political Agenda: M. Piore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

7. The Good City and its Civic Leaders: D. Donnison.

8. Re-inventing Citizenship: The Role of Family Policy: P Hewitt (Andersen's Consulting).

9. European Citizenship: A Project in Need of Completion: J. Pinder.

10. Can We Achieve a New Constitutional Settlement?: A. Lester (House of Lords).

* Foreword by Gordon Brown, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK.
* Places "New" Labour politics in a global context.
* Addresses policy makers, and students of policy theory