Richer Futures: Fashioning a new politics

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Overview

In every area of life, traditional, centralized party politics has been failing and the seeds of a new form of political life are being sown. This is true in housing, health, education, consumption and transport,
where public policy is attracting increasing criticism. In an age of social alienation and urban despondency Richer Futures is a timely response to the growing interest in community-based, self-help action. It introduces new forms of communication and decision-making and sets out a programme for a sustainable politics. Contributions from some of the best-known thinkers and writers on contemporary urban, cultural and social policy (and campaigns)
in Britain today pay tribute to the ideas and industrious activities of the influential writer and commentator Colin Ward. This uplifting collection of essays looks forward to a new politics of self-management and environmentally aware and sustainable lifestyles. Ken Worpole has written a number of books on urban and cultural policy, and a series of influential reports for Comedia, Demos and the Department of the Environment.
Originally published in 1999
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853835384
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 208

Meet the Author

Ken Worpole has written a number of books on urban and cultural policy, and a series of influential reports for Comedia, Demos and the Department of the Environment.
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Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
About the Contributors
Introduction by Ken Worpole
Part I People and Ideas
1 .The Anarchism of Colin Ward
David Goodway
Part II Growing Up Absurd
2. Education on a Human Scale
Fiona Carnie
3. Education for Participation: Art and the Built Environment
Eileen Adams
Part III A Roof Over Your Head
4. Looking Forward and Looking Back: State Provision and Self-help in Housing Policy
Alison Ravetz
Part IV Other Landscapes, Other Ways
5. A Peopled Landscape
Colin Ward
6. The Land is ours
George Monbiot
7. Poverty Power: Community Empowerment in Developing Countries
Nicola Baird
Part V Dig Where You Stand
8. Plots of Resistance: Food Culture and the British
Tim Lang
9. Local, Mutual, Voluntary and Simple: The Power of Local Exchange Trading Schemes
Jonathan Croall
Part VI Fashioning a New Politics
10. Path Not (Yet) Taken: The Politics of Sustainability
Ken Worpole
Index
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