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Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Michael Clarke


Choice pervades our society: it is founded on political rights to choose and our economy of market choices, but we have now reached the point where choice is extended almost everywhere. This book provides a critique of choice in contemporary society and policy, arguing that we can have too much of a good thing. And there are alternatives. In the first part, the book shows how choice works at a personal level, its demands, and how it can fail. By examining healthcare, education and pensions, it then explores the alternatives, such as provision. In the second part of the text the book reviews th ... More

Keywords: choice, politics, economics, healthcare, education, pensions, careers, relationships, fertility, death

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847423986
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Clarke, author