The Social Question in a Transnational Context
University of Iowa - College of Law
June 16, 2011
LEQS Paper No. 39
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-14
The social question has come down upon us in two different understandings. Modestly understood, it is about helping the needy and creating opportunities for disadvantaged members of society. More ambitiously conceived, by contrast, it is about extricating human life generally from the false necessities of market dealings. The article argues that the ambitious understanding is likely to become eclipsed in a transnational context. Such an eclipse, in turn, threatens to destabilize transnational arrangements as soon as some participants embrace broader ambitions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 61
Keywords: social justice, international federation, neoliberalism, European Union, freedom of establishment, freedom of services, right to strike, industrial action, libertarianism
JEL Classification: Z00working papers series
Date posted: June 16, 2011 ; Last revised: May 23, 2012
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