Pluralism and the Common Good in a Market Economy

Booth, Philip Mark (2015) Pluralism and the Common Good in a Market Economy. In: Sagovsky, Nicholas and McGrail, Peter, (eds.) Together for the Common Good: Towards a National Conversation. SCM Press, UK, pp. 153-170. ISBN 9780334053248

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Abstract

The chapter "Pluralism and the Common Good in a Market Economy" examines how a free economy involves free human interaction in which people can choose the good (or otherwise). The chapter than focuses on education and the importance of parental autonomy and school choice as a mechanism to reconcile conflict in a pluralistic society as well as for ensuring the best quality education for children. This is contrasted with views that promote the abolition of faith schools coupled with a desire to impose upon all parents a particular form of secular education. Such approaches, it is argued, are incompatible with freedom of conscience.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 321 Systems of governments & states
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 336 Public finance
300 Social sciences > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Philip Booth
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2015 09:31
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/876

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