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High Skills, Low Wages

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers the full impact of the global auction, as well as the influence of having access to college credentials. It examines the possibility that decreasing returns to human capital ... More


The False Promise

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how the neoliberal opportunity bargain of individual freedom and national prosperity was supposed to unfold. It first examines the transition from muscle power to brain power, ... More


Front Page Economics

Gerald D. Suttles and Mark D. Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an age when pundits constantly decry overt political bias in the media, we have naturally become skeptical of the news. But the bluntness of such critiques masks the highly sophisticated ways in ... More


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

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

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 ... More


In search of a moral compass

Bill Jordan

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the Third Way confined its conception of moral regulation through community to a limited field: the attempt to restore order and cohesion in areas devastated by the ... More


Post-Theory

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book as a whole considers the possibilities of an alternative to the direction in social and political theory carved out by cosmopolitan sociology. This chapter proposes to outline elements of ... More


Conclusions

Bill Jordan

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The Third Way was the latest attempt to regulate capitalism in line with some version of morality. It was a response to the subversion of welfare states by globalisation in the 1980s. The Third Way ... More


Progress through Protest

Samuel Burgum

in Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447332022
eISBN:
9781447332060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332022.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates how neoliberalism — a school of political and economic theory which argues that market competition, supported by the state, is the best way to organise the economy, ... More


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