Citizenship is now a key battleground in the fight over the direction of personal and political morality, domestic and global policy, social justice and the spread of violence across the world. Market Citizenship: Experiments in Democracy and Globalization offers a compelling account of the past and future of citizenship. Drawing on a rich fund of empirical material, author Amanda Root analyzes a new paradigm of social relations: market citizenship.  

Choice in Health, Education and Social Services
Choice in health, education and social services
Introduction

The revolution that has established market citizenship can be said to be symbolized by a small quiet experiment that took place in Brighton, a seaside town in the South of England, early in the twenty-first century. Until this experiment, people claiming housing benefit — that is, the rent for where they live1 — had the amount paid directly to the landlord or landlady. For the duration of the experiment, people entitled to housing benefit in Brighton were given the money themselves and allowed to pay it to the landlord of their choice.

And the results? Evidence from choice-based lettings in social housing are positive. Interim results suggest that user satisfaction has been raised ...

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