Michael Young

Social Entrepreneur

  • Authors
  • Briggs Asa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Briggs Asa
    Pages 1-24
  3. Briggs Asa
    Pages 25-65
  4. Briggs Asa
    Pages 66-109
  5. Briggs Asa
    Pages 110-154
  6. Briggs Asa
    Pages 155-182
  7. Briggs Asa
    Pages 183-219
  8. Briggs Asa
    Pages 220-257
  9. Briggs Asa
    Pages 258-279
  10. Briggs Asa
    Pages 280-309
  11. Briggs Asa
    Pages 310-328
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 329-413

About this book


Michael Young is one of the key figures in British twentieth century history. Focusing on family, community and social change, he has cascaded ideas, in the process coining new words, like 'meritocracy'. He has also initiated or played a major role in creating new and well-known organisations. These include the Consumers' Association, the Open University, and the National and International Extension Colleges. In 1945 he drafted the Labour Party's successful election manifesto Let Us Face the Future : in 1965 he was the first Chairman of the new Social Science Research Council.


community education Nation organization politics social change social science

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