PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOVERNMENT by Charles E. Merriam

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOVERNMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Powell Lectures on Philosophy given at the University of Indiana are incorporated in book form as a professor examines her with considerable profundity but not without wit, the pattern of ""private government within the general framework of the political state"", the contemporary conflict between industry and government, the demarcations between public and private government. The concept -- and trends in -- sovereignty, which today must be servant and not master; organization and the powerful groupings of labor, industry, agriculture, management, politics; the question as to whether organization is dangerous to democracy -- does it predicate a loss of freedom? And the conclusion that organization is a means not an end, which should enable public and private interests to cooperate. Serious thinking for students of political philosophy primarily.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1944
ISBN: 1406747742
Publisher: Yale