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    Authority on the border of work and play: Oakeshott and Democratic Theory

    Edwards, Jason (2023) Authority on the border of work and play: Oakeshott and Democratic Theory. Social Theory and Practice 49 (2), pp. 215-236. ISSN 0037-802X.

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    Abstract

    The distinction between work and play is a defining feature of the modern world. But the border between them has been a site of major political contestation, giving rise to new forms of authority. I turn to the work of Michael Oakeshott to examine the distinction between work and play and how it relates to the idea of authority. I argue that reading Oakeshott on work, play, conduct, and authority can give us important insights into key questions of democratic theory at a time when socio-economic and technological changes are once again transforming the border of work and play.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jason Edwards
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2023 12:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:11
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45234

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