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By Peter Jarvis

ISBN-10: 0203974700

ISBN-13: 9780203974704

ISBN-10: 0415065321

ISBN-13: 9780415065320

Discussing such subject matters as democracy and citizenship, this booklet is the 1st systematic try to examine grownup schooling from a political standpoint.

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Habermas, J. (1976) Legitimation Crisis, London: Heinemann. A. J. (1989) The State, Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Hall, S. (1984) ‘The rise of the representative/interventionist state’ in G. Hall (eds) State and Society in Contemporary Britain, Cambridge: Polity. Hobbes, T. (1968 edn) Leviathan, Harmondsworth: Penguin. Hoffman, J. (1988) State, Power and Democracy, Brighton: Wheatsheaf Books. Horton, M. and Freire, P. (1990) We Make the Road by Walking, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Within it the state only functions to protect life, limb and property whilst in all else the individuals are free to act legally as they wish (Mann, 1983; Gray, 1986). However, society has changed since the nineteenth century and individuals have apparently become less significant than parties and organisations (Weber, 1971), so that a classical pluralism emerged in the 1960s in which the state was regarded as neutral although it had to arbitrate between the political and economic power bases within society.

Conservatism This owes its origins in England to Edmund Burke’s reaction to the French Revolution and to the tremendous changes happening in England at the same time—of both a religious and industrial nature. This brief summary relies heavily on Nisbet’s (1986) study of conservatism. In this tradition, the state is there to protect the traditions of the past, since the present is not totally free; this is a point to which further reference will be made in the discussion about the relationship of conservatism with the education of adults.

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