Education and the State - E. G. WestInstiture of Economic Affairs, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly musty.
A Study in Political Economy. From the cover: “Education and the State is published at a time when education is the subject of intense public debate. Dr West’s dispassionate analysis rests on the framework developed by earlier political economists, and their two basic principles of protecting minors and the ‘neighbourhood effects’ of education. This analysis is tested for con- temporary relevance by a reconsideration of the origins of education in the mid-19th century and, later, in an extended discussion of current educational practice and policy. The author’s essential purpose has been to make explicit the hidden or ill-defined assumptions and values in public discussion. He argues that if the protection of children and ‘democracy’ were once the predominate components of the discussion they have now been replaced by ‘equality of opportunity’.”