A Different Kind of State?: Popular Power and Democratic Administration

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Gregory Albo, David Langille, Leo Panitch
Oxford University Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Political Science - 243 pages

A large factor in the appeal of neo-conservative in the early 1980s was its sustained attack on the welfare state. Even those most dependent on public services were frustrated by a system that allowed them no say in decisions directly affecting their lives. A decade later, the alternative offered by the new right-free market competition-has only deepened the need for effective state assistance. The solution must lie not in privatizing the public sector, but in making it more responsive; the real issue is not more state or less state, but rather a different kind of state. The twenty contributors to this book share the experiences they have gained in various contemporary political experiments and popular movements, in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, that have attempted to expand citizen involvement and democratic administrative practices within the public sector.

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Democratic Citizenship and the Future of Public Management
Transfonning the Fordist State

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Greg Albo and Leo Panitch are coeditors of the Socialist Register and professors of political economy at York University in Toronto.

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