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The Return of the Public

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The Return of the Public by Dan Hind
  • Paperback $19.95

    May 22, 2012 | 256 Pages

  • Hardcover $24.95

    Apr 01, 2011 | 252 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    May 22, 2012

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“A superb analysis of the way in which citizens have lost power in a political and economic system built around the free market.”—Roy Greenslade, Guardian

“A book marked by a somber and scathing rhetoric that recalls the Frankfurt School critique of thinkers such as Adorno and Marcuse.”—Boyd Tonkin, Independent

“In his ingenious and quietly passionate argument, Dan Hind shows how we could take democracy into the media so that it becomes something regular people can shape—a part of how we rule ourselves instead of stealing democracy from us.”—Anthony Barnett, founder, openDemocracy

“Drawing on history and democratic theory, this book offers a powerful indictment of public exclusion. It is also original, breaking with standard corporatist approaches to reform. Well written, eloquent and very well worth reading.”—James Curran, co-author of Power Without Responsibility

“A persuasive and vital analysis.”—David Cromwell, co-editor of Media Lens, Times Higher Education Supplement

“Winner, 2011 Best Book of Ideas”—Bristol Festival of Ideas

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