The Public on the Public: The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure

  • Claire Westall
  • Michael Gardiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 1-12
  3. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 13-31
  4. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 32-54
  5. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 55-76
  6. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 78-103
  7. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 104-119
  8. Claire Westall, Michael Gardiner
    Pages 121-121
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 125-144

About this book

Introduction

In Britain, the resistance to popular determination allowed by the financial construct of the public has been so successful that this term, public, must be re-read as politically paralyzing. The problem, our problem, is the public - which we are so often told will bring us together and provide for us - and it is this we must move beyond.

Keywords

British Public British Constitution Citizenship State Formation Consensus Nation participation trust

Authors and affiliations

  • Claire Westall
    • 1
  • Michael Gardiner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of YorkUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137351340
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46878-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35134-0
  • About this book