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Morality and public policy

Morality and public policy

Clem Henricson, Morality and public policy, Bristol, Policy Press, 2016, 146 p., ISBN : 978-1-44732-382-2.
Notice publiée le 30 juin 2016

Présentation de l'éditeur

With an increasingly bitter secular religious divide, there is a messy, defective relationship between the state and morality in the UK. 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 philosophy and scientific understanding of the human condition, this unique book draws together and adds to the latest thinking on morality, its causes, mutations, tensions and common features. It challenges misplaced concepts of ‘moral progress’ and the supremacy of empathy, and puts forward the management of the full span of human impulses - some complementary, some conflicting - as the function of morality with major implications for the interface between morality and public policy.

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Auteur

Clem Henricson

Clem Henricson is a social policy analyst who has published widely on the relationship between the state and the individual within a variety of settings. With experience of working closely with government at a national and international level, she has a particular interest in developing future strategic directions and options for enhancement in the context of human rights. Her most recent book is A revolution in family policy: Where we should go from here.

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