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Political Communitarianism and Family Life

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198295648
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599316 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295642.003.0007
 Political Communitarianism and Family Life

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Recent communitarian politics has been focused on family policy, and the ideal of ‘the communitarian family’ has become influential among policy makers and practitioners. The concept is subject to critical analysis; it is argued that communitarianism often tries to evade questions about redistribution and conflict by emphasizing a harmony‐based social policy.

Keywords: family; gender; parenting; redistribution

Chapter.  14129 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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