Oakeshott’s place in the Big Society
A pingback from an LSE blog has alerted us to a new book that apparently bears the marks of Oakeshott’s influence.
Jesse Norman, British Conservative and local campaigner, has been a long-time Oakeshottian. He edited one of the first posthumous anthologies on Oakeshott, The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott (Duckworth, London, 1993). Now he has reportedly drawn on Oakeshott in his recent book, The Big Society: the Anatomy of the New Politics (University of Buckingham Press, November 2010).
For further information, check out the following links:
- LSE Professor Paul Kelly’s review of Norman’s book
- The “Look Inside” preview at Amazon UK
- The sample Introduction (PDF format) available from Norman’s personal web site