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The Neo-liberal State

Raymond Plant


This book has two central aims. The first is to give a fair, comprehensive, and analytical account of the central features of the neo‐liberal view about the role and limits of the state in the modern world. It considers important ideas such as the contrast between a state based on rules and the one based on outcomes, the implications of this contrast for the rule of law, for the ideas of freedom, social justice, and rights. It provides a full account of the neo‐liberal view of the relationship between the state and the economy and to civil society and voluntary organizations. It draws upon a w ... More

Keywords: Neo‐Liberalism, The State, freedom, social justice, rights, welfare, public goods, public service ethos, public choice, rule of law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281756
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Plant, author
Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy, King's College Law School, University of London
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