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The Big Society: a socio-theological perspective

Cranmer, Frank 2011. The Big Society: a socio-theological perspective. [Working Paper]. Centre for Law and Religion Working Papers, Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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The response of the Churches to the Government’s espousal of The Big Society has been somewhat guarded. The fear is that it may simply be an attempt to shift responsibility for social care from government to civil society. While the Churches (and the Abrahamic faiths generally) set great store by community and mutual obligation, there remains an unresolved tension between social action and the need to act in accordance with theological principle – as the Catholic Care case demonstrates. The problem is ultimately one of clashing rights.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Law and Religion (CLR)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:27

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