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Foundation economy: the infrastructure of everyday life

Arcidiacono, Davide, Barbera, Filippo, Bowman, Andrew, Buchanan, John, Busso, Sandro, Dagnes, Joselle, Ealrle, Joe,, Engeken, Ewald, Folkman, Peter, Froud, Julie, Haslam, Colin, Johal, Sukhdev, Jones, Ian, Minervini, Dario, Moran, Mick, Mostaccio, Fabio, Pauli, Gabriella, Plank, Leonhard, Salento, Angelo, Spina, Ferdinando, Tsitsianis, Nick and Williams, Karel 2018. Foundation economy: the infrastructure of everyday life. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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Abstract

Privatisation, market choice, outsourcing: these are the watchwords that have shaped policy in numerous democratic states in the last generation. The end result is the degradation of the foundational economy. The foundational economy encompasses the material infrastructure at the foundation of civilised life - things like water pipes and sewers - and the providential services like education, health care and care for the old which are at the base of any civilised life. This book shows how these services were built up in the century between 1880 and 1980 so that they were collectively paid for, collectively delivered and collectively consumed. This system of provision has been undermined in the age of privatisation and outsourcing. The book describes the principles that should guide renewal of the foundational economy and the initiatives which could begin to put these principles into practice.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526134004
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 15:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/109928

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