Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

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In the wake of the economic crash, public policy is in search of a new moral compass. This book explains why the Third Way's combination of market-friendly and abstract, value-led principles has failed, and shows what is needed for an adequate replacement as a political and moral project. It criticises the economic analysis on which the Third Way approach to policy was founded and suggests an alternative to its legalistic and managerial basis for the regulation of social ...

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Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

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Overview

In the wake of the economic crash, public policy is in search of a new moral compass. This book explains why the Third Way's combination of market-friendly and abstract, value-led principles has failed, and shows what is needed for an adequate replacement as a political and moral project. It criticises the economic analysis on which the Third Way approach to policy was founded and suggests an alternative to its legalistic and managerial basis for the regulation of social relations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781847426567
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication date: 10/20/2010
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Jordan, Department of Social Work, University of Plymouth

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv

Introduction 1

Part I A moral order?

1 Value, virtue and justice 23

2 Snap judgements and rational choices 43

3 Nature, science and cosmology 63

Part II Regulation and relationship

4 What is economics good for? 87

5 Moral regulation: rituals, symbols and the collective conscience 109

6 In search of a moral compass 129

part III The policy response

7 Sharing wealth, income and work 151

8 Sustaining quality of life 171

9 Conclusions 191

References 205

Index 223

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