Government for the Public Good

A book cover design for a title by Max Rashbrooke for Bridget Williams Books: Government for the Public Good.  

This cover employs a hand-printed abstract pattern that simultaneously evokes the Beehive, steps, and the tension between two schools of though (at least, that's what a straw poll of friends tells me!). 

About the book: In a time of global political ferment, established ideas are coming under renewed scrutiny. Chief among them is one of the dominant notions of our era: that we should entrust markets with many of the tasks previously carried out by government.

In this wide-ranging book, Max Rashbrooke goes beyond anecdote and partisanship, delving deep into the latest research about the sweeping changes made to the public services that shape our collective lives. What he unearths is startling: it challenges established thinking on the effectiveness of market-based reforms and charts a new form of ‘deep’ democracy for the twenty-first century.

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