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Liberty, equality, fraternity
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Liberty, equality, fraternity

Paul Spicker


This book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution — liberty, equality, fraternity — and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and moral dimensions of a wide range of social policies, and offers a different way of thinking about each subject from the way it is usually analysed. The discussion of theoretical issues is partly descriptive. The book explains a series of propositions about the core concepts, and tries to understand the positions that different writers adopt. Beyond description, however, the book is also prescriptive. T ... More

Keywords: social policy, moral dimension, radical politics, French Revolution, liberty, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348418
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.001.0001


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Paul Spicker, author

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