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Author Berg, Anne, author
Title The capitalist state and the construction of civil society : Public Funding and the Regulation of Popular Education in Sweden, 1870-1991 / by Anne Berg, Samuel Edquist
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Chapter 1: Capitalist States and Civil Societies -- Chapter 2: Autonomisation, or, Governing the Evolution of Freedom -- Chapter 3: Independent yet Functional and Rational -- Chapter 4: Autonomisation and Bureaucratisation in the Welfare State Era -- Chapter 5: Designing Popular Education -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
This book challenges the idea that a sharp boundary should be drawn between the state and civil society. Although this idea is extremely common in modern capitalist societies, here it is turned on its head through a study of the ways in which public funding from the 1870s to the 1990s has enabled and shaped collective action in Swedish popular education. Popular education has generally been seen as independent of government control, with strong connections to popular and labour movements; in this volume, Berg and Edquist narrate a new story of its rise by analysing how a government grant system was constructed to drive its development. A key element in this government policy was to create and protect popular education as an autonomous phenomenon, yet making it perform state functions by regulating its bureaucratic make-up and ideological content. The book will appeal to scholars and students of history, education, and sociology, particularly those with an interest in the workings of the capitalist state as well as the history of education
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Subject Education and state -- Sweden -- History -- 19th century
Education and state -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Education -- Sweden -- Finance -- History -- 19th century
Education -- Sweden -- Finance -- History -- 20th century
Capitalism -- Sweden -- History -- 19th century
Capitalism -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Civil society -- Sweden -- History -- 19th century
Civil society -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Educational Policy and Politics
Education Policy
Sociology of Education
Education Economics
Sociology of Education
Alt Author Edquist, Samuel, author
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