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Morality and public policy

Clem Henricson

Abstract

With an increasingly bitter divide between secularism and religion, there is a messy, defective relationship between the state and morality in the UK; public policy responses to pressures for change are sluggish and haphazard across the regulation of relationships and existential matters such as assisted dying, through to questions of social welfare. In response, Morality and Public Policy puts forward proposals to enhance the capacity of public policy to respond more effectively to morality and associated shifts in social mores in different cultural settings. Spanning religion, moral philosop ... More

Keywords: morality, public policy, secularism, religion, moral philosophy, scientific understanding, progress, impulses, cultural, human condition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447323815
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323815.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clem Henricson, author
University of East Anglia