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Allyn Fives

3 Moral dilemmas In Part I of this book, I argued that paternalism is inadequate as a general account of parental power. And as both the caretaker thesis and the liberation thesis equate parental power with paternalism, their adequacy as theories of parental power is questionable for that reason. However, of greater significance for our present purposes is the fact that, according to each thesis, when we evaluate parental power, we will not be faced with irresolvable moral conflicts. There are two aspects to this argument, and they are the focus of this chapter

in Evaluating parental power
National questions in a global era
Ben Wellings

the negotiations to leave the EU reached a critical stage David Marquand concluded that ‘Britain’s problem is not with Europe, but with England’ (Marquand, 2017 ). This focus on England was belatedly welcome; yet if England was a distinct political entity as in Marquand’s formulation, it opened a series of questions and political dilemmas about England’s relationship to the United Kingdom, the European Union and the world. England was also a problem for political science. Political scientists were slow to provide any answers to these conundrums. This

in English nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere
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Divorce, birth control and abortion
Caitríona Beaumont

3 Moral dilemmas: divorce, birth control and abortion S ignificant changes in public attitudes towards divorce, birth control and abortion occurred during the inter-war period. Legislation was introduced which extended the grounds for divorce and for the first time information on birth control was made available to married mothers at local authority clinics, albeit on strict medical grounds. Concerns about the rise in the maternal mortality rate highlighted the prevalence, as well as the dangers, of illegal abortion. This led to a number of women’s groups

in Housewives and citizens
Margaret Brazier and Emma Cave

desirable. The power of the doctor to end life, whether by switching off a ventilator, or by deciding not to put a patient on the active transplant list, disturbs us all. These moral dilemmas are just as acutely felt by doctors. Their difficulties are accentuated by the fact that the new technology cannot be made available to all those in need. There is just not enough money or resources in the NHS. Above all, the medical profession today faces a society more deeply divided on virtually every moral question than ever before. The public demands a say in medical decision

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)
On the sociological paradoxes of weak dialectical formalism and embedded neoliberalism
Darrow Schecter

4 Dilemmas of contemporary statehood: on the sociological paradoxes of weak dialectical formalism and embedded neoliberalism FD simultaneously refers, within the parameters defined by public law and centralised post-​feudal states in Europe and elsewhere, to diverse instances of de-​centralisation. The latter are commonly denoted by the separation of powers as well as the protected status of the private individual and the rights of a variety of non-​state actors in civil society. Differentiation thus implies de-​centralisation, but it does so in a somewhat

in Critical theory and sociological theory
Steven Fielding and Declan McHugh

ITLP_C09.QXD 18/8/03 10:00 am Page 134 9 The Progressive Dilemma and the social democratic perspective Steven Fielding and Declan McHugh The object of this chapter is to consider the notion of the ‘progressive dilemma’ as outlined by David Marquand in his collection of essays of the same name (Marquand 1999). Marquand sought to explain Labour’s historically poor electoral performance by focusing on the party’s inability to unite a sufficient number of working-class and middle-class voters in a sustained anti-Conservative coalition. As will be explained in

in Interpreting the Labour Party
The case of the Liberal Democrats
Craig Berry

05c Globalisation 120-143 2/2/11 15:10 Page 120 5 The free trade dilemma: the case of the Liberal Democrats Among the political groups discussed in this book, the Liberal Democrats were the most likely to consciously associate themselves with a particular ideological tradition, that is, liberalism – indeed interviewees claimed to uphold an explicitly liberal approach to globalisation. Of course, this self-identification should not be taken at face value. It does mean, however, that it is necessary to preface a discussion of the Liberal Democrats’ discourse

in Globalisation and ideology in Britain
Towards a union or not?
Kjell M. Torbiörn

The European Union’s dilemma 125 7 The European Union’s dilemma: towards a union or not? From its humble beginnings, [the Roman Empire] has grown so much that it is now suffering under its own size. (Titus Livius)1 Summary In March 1999 the European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, resigned under accusations of fraud, nepotism and mismanagement, leading to intensive soul-searching as to what could be the right form of management for the EU. How could the democratic aspects of the emerging entity be enhanced? How could democracy be improved

in Destination Europe
Shohei Sato

boiler’. The dilemma, in a nutshell, was that ‘We cannot protect them much longer, and at the moment they are taking no serious steps to protect themselves.’ In December 1970 a British officer lamented, ‘Now the hunting season is almost upon us, when the richer rulers disappear for weeks at a time under the disapproving scowls of the remainder, who of course would go too if only they could afford it.’ 77

in Britain and the formation of the Gulf States
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. 03 1990 72 72 1 1 131 131 154 154 10.7227/BJRL.72.1.7 Frossard and the abolition of slavery: a moral dilemma Saunderson Barbara 03 1990 72 72 1 1 155 155 170 170 10.7227/BJRL.72.1.8 Journal of a plague year: Arthur Helps, Stephen Spring-Rice, John Simon and the Health Fund for London 1853-54 Debruyn John R