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How ‘competitiveness’ became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture

Davis, Will (2014) How ‘competitiveness’ became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 May 2014). Website.

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Widening economic inequality is the academic topic du jour, but the trend of growing wealth and income disparity has been underway for several decades. How did mounting inequality succeed in proving culturally and politically attractive for as long as it did? Will Davies writes that rather than speak in terms of generating more inequality, policy-makers have always favoured another term, which effectively comes to the same thing: competitiveness. In this article, and in a new book, he attempts to understand the ways in which political authority has been reconfigured in terms of the promotion of competitivenes

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:20

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