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The Big Society is an illiberal concept that promotes subjective moral beliefs and threatens to entrench private interests in public life

Melissaris, Emmanuel (2010) The Big Society is an illiberal concept that promotes subjective moral beliefs and threatens to entrench private interests in public life. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Dec 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Big Society has become one of the defining concepts of David Cameron’s short term as Prime Minister. However, Emmanuel Melissaris argues that it threatens to promote substantive moral beliefs and private interests, to which not everyone is or ought to be committed, and thus it fails to abide by the very standards of liberalism and fairness that the coalition has set for itself.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Law
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 16:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41404/

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