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The Resource The new egalitarianism, edited by Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond

The new egalitarianism, edited by Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond

Label
The new egalitarianism
Title
The new egalitarianism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tackles one of the most pressing issues currently facing centre-left governments: social inequality. At a time when the traditional mechanisms of social cohesion have been undermined by greater individualism, the globalization of production and the fragmentation of social life, the challenges posed by inequality are more pronounced than ever before. As communities and cultures become more complex, social solidarity and social justice can increasingly seem like impossible ideals." "Bringing together original contributions from globally renowned thinkers such as Gosta Esping-Andersen, Saskia Sassen, Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, as well as senior New Labour figures, the book offers a coherent account of the dynamic and multifaceted nature of contemporary inequality, and lays out how these inequalities can be countered. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, and the experiences of governments worldwide, it proposes a fresh agenda for social change. The editors propose a 'new egalitarianism' - an approach to equality consistent with the demands of a postmodern economy and society." "The book shows that there is a viable future for a left-of-centre politics anchored in egalitarian values, but that it requires a break with some core assumptions of the past. The New Egalitarianism will be essential reading for anyone concerned about social inequality, and the future of democratic politics. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EUN
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.N49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Giddens, Anthony
  • Diamond, Patrick
  • Policy Network
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Social justice
Label
The new egalitarianism, edited by Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The chapters in this volume are the product of a series of meetings held under the aegis of Policy Network's working bgroup on 'Community and inequality', convened following the Progressive Governnance summit and conference held in London in July 2003." -- Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Inequality of incomes and opportunities/
  • Gosta Esping-Andersen
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Does inequality matter?/
  • Edward Miliband
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Inequality in the new knowledge economy/
  • Robert D. Atkinson
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Opportunity and life chances: the dynamics of poverty, inequality and exclusion/
  • Robert Walker
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • Where are the poor? The changing patterns of inequality and the impact of attempts to reduce it/
  • Anne Power
  • p. 86
  • 6.
  • New egalitarianism: economic inequality in the UK/
  • Patrick Diamond
  • Anthony Giddens
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Inequality and recognition: pan-European social conflicts and their political dynamic/
  • Ulrich Beck
  • p. 120
  • 8.
  • New global classes: implications for politics/
  • Saskia Sassen
  • p. 143
  • 9.
  • Britain's glue: the case for liberal nationalism/
  • David Goodhart
  • p. 154
  • 10.
  • Why gender equality?/
  • Magdalena Andersson
  • p. 171
  • 11.
  • Social corrosion, inequality and health/
  • Richard Wilkinson
  • p. 183
  • 12.
  • Inequality, choice and public services/
  • Julian Le Grand
  • p. 200
  • Notes.
  • p. 211
  • Index.
  • p. 236
Control code
b70015870864
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p
Isbn
9780745634319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., tables
Label
The new egalitarianism, edited by Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond
Publication
Note
"The chapters in this volume are the product of a series of meetings held under the aegis of Policy Network's working bgroup on 'Community and inequality', convened following the Progressive Governnance summit and conference held in London in July 2003." -- Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Inequality of incomes and opportunities/
  • Gosta Esping-Andersen
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Does inequality matter?/
  • Edward Miliband
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Inequality in the new knowledge economy/
  • Robert D. Atkinson
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Opportunity and life chances: the dynamics of poverty, inequality and exclusion/
  • Robert Walker
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • Where are the poor? The changing patterns of inequality and the impact of attempts to reduce it/
  • Anne Power
  • p. 86
  • 6.
  • New egalitarianism: economic inequality in the UK/
  • Patrick Diamond
  • Anthony Giddens
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Inequality and recognition: pan-European social conflicts and their political dynamic/
  • Ulrich Beck
  • p. 120
  • 8.
  • New global classes: implications for politics/
  • Saskia Sassen
  • p. 143
  • 9.
  • Britain's glue: the case for liberal nationalism/
  • David Goodhart
  • p. 154
  • 10.
  • Why gender equality?/
  • Magdalena Andersson
  • p. 171
  • 11.
  • Social corrosion, inequality and health/
  • Richard Wilkinson
  • p. 183
  • 12.
  • Inequality, choice and public services/
  • Julian Le Grand
  • p. 200
  • Notes.
  • p. 211
  • Index.
  • p. 236
Control code
b70015870864
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p
Isbn
9780745634319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., tables

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