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Young at Eighty

Edited by Geoff Dench, Tony Flower and Kate Gavron

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ISBN: 978 1 857548 79 2
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: September 2005
216 x 135 x 14 mm
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • Michael Young (1915-2002) was one of the leading and most imaginative citizens of this century, involved in many of its key movements and issues. His books like the Rise of the Meritocracy have altered how we think, and his social inventions like the Consumers' Association have changed how we live. Politically he has been the driving force behind a number of public initiatives like the Open University.

    This collection of essays was presented to Michael Young on his eightieth birthday by colleagues and associates who have worked with him over the years, as a tribute to his achievements and the inspiration he has given.

    The contributors write from a wide variety of angles, reflecting the enormous range of Michael's work and the diverse nature of his influence.
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