List of abbreviations Acknowledgements 1. Neoliberalism and the problem of knowledge 2. Knowledge and the problem of capitalism 3. The corrosion of the public service ethos 4. Knowledge for citizens, customers or objects? 5. Citizens, customers, professionals, politicians and moneymen References Index
Colin Crouch is Professor Emeritus of the University of Warwick, and the External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne. His many books include Post-democracy, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism, and Making Capitalism Fit for Society.
"Accessible to all, here's a book to be read by all who rely on increasingly beleaguered 'public services'. We can see how reliant our politicians have become on what some have called 'policy - based evidence' rather than 'evidence-based policy'. Crouch shows with his customary incisive clarity why this hasn't worked and just what's wrong with relying so heavily on markets and neo-liberalism." Sir Tim Brighouse