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We must defend public libraries from the threat of a market-based ideological framework

Bailey, Daniel (2014) We must defend public libraries from the threat of a market-based ideological framework. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since the global financial crash, public libraries in the UK have come under threat in the face of local government budget cuts. It is the logic of market values and profitability, rather than by a concern for inequalities, community and inclusive access to information and literature, which is the criteria upon which this area of public spending is being judged. Daniel Bailey argues that we should not apply the market logic to public libraries, but instead see them as an essential public good.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 11:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73956

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