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Freedom of Choice

Keith Dowding and Martin Van Hees

in The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199290420
eISBN:
9780191710506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces and reviews the extensive literature using an axiomatic‐deductive approach to the measurement of freedom of choice and suggest some new avenues of research. It presents ... More


Will

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246533
eISBN:
9780191597886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924653X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Since intellect and will are conceptually distinct, and since intellect without will would not constitute a person, showing that personhood must be attributed to reality's ultimate principle remains ... More


Freedom

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Anselm's theory of free choice. Free choice, understood as “the power to preserve rectitude of will for its own sake”, requires the absence of causal necessity. But what is ... More


The Religiously Encumbered Self

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

How we view the self, acting as moral agent, will inevitably affect our interpretive actions when a statute and a religious obligation conflict. The classic liberal ontology of the self ... More


Prerogatives and Restrictions

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first three chapters of Part III of the book (Chs 8–10) examine the question of whether it is morally permissible to treat people in ways ruled out by the Principle of Permissible Harm (PPH; this ... More


Conclusions: In Search of a Global Moral Architecture

John H. Dunning

in Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257010
eISBN:
9780191596223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257019.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In the final chapter, John Dunning attempts to draw together the main themes and thoughts of the contributors to the book, and to summarize his own views on what might be done to upgrade the economic ... More


Choice and Civil Rights: Forgetting History, Facing Consequences

Gary Orfield

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter reconstructs the forgotten history of choice, which was originally adopted as a strategy for maintaining segregation and inequality and was rejected by the courts until civil rights ... More


The Wheel Come Full Circle

P. S. Atiyah

in The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255277
eISBN:
9780191681578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255277.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter discusses the decline of freedom of contract in England during the 20th century. During this period, freedom of contract ceased to be a living issue. And though it was by no means dead ... More


1968–1975: Security, Equality, and Choice: Expanding the People’s Home

Carly Elizabeth Schall

in The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine: Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456671
eISBN:
9781501704093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456671.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks closely at three key values that underlie both the Swedish welfare state and Swedish society: equality (jämlikhet), security (trygghet) and freedom of choice (valfrihet). All three ... More


Commodified wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 6 offers an account of wars in which private actors take on important roles alongside, or in replacement of, regular armed forces. The issue of mercenarism is worth addressing, if only ... More


Religion and Freedom of Choice

Paul M. Taylor

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and freedom of choice. It first traces the historical developments within the United Nations and some contemporary challenges facing the ... More


Defiance and Compliance: The Breakdown of Freedom of Choice in the South’s Schools

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Roland Crabbe, Trussville, Alabama's mayor, wrote to President Nixon in February 1970, regarding the federal orders concerning the integration of schools. Crabbe explained how he had observed that ... More


Effects on Unity, State Responsibility, Efficiency, Costs, Social Participation, and Reform New Goals

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the changes introduced by health care reform and their impact on ten issues: (a) unity or integration of the health system; (b) separation of functions; (c) state regulation and ... More


Litigants as Authors of their Lives

Rabeea Assy

in Injustice in Person: The Right to Self-Representation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687442
eISBN:
9780191767104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687442.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Procedural rules that are designed to facilitate the adjudication process are neither coercive nor restrictive. Rather, they are optional tools that enable individuals to achieve their goals. Respect ... More


Social Justice

Gordon Marshall, Adam Swift, and Stephen Roberts

in Against the Odds?: Social Class and Social Justice in Industrial Societies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292401
eISBN:
9780191684913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292401.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines particular issues that emerge in relating social inequality, as manifested in the form of social class. It shows that inequality of position may sometimes be defended on the ... More


School Desegregation and Freedom of Choice

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Joe T. Patterson's stand on the so-called Freedom of Choice desegregation plans. When the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) announced its intention to enforce ... More


Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care

Margareta Kreimer

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Since the early 1990s, two important reforms have taken place to improve the social security and income situations of informal family carers: in 1993 the long-term care allowance was introduced and ... More


A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination

Rainer Forst

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the relationship between republican democracy and justice by comparing Philip Pettit's notion of neo-republicanism with that of Immanuel Kant. It begins by describing a ... More


Democracy and ecological governance – a balancing act

Lennart J. Lundqvist

in Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069024
eISBN:
9781781700549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069024.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter highlights the importance of achieving the right balance between democracy and ecological governance. It explains that while ecological governance for sustainability must profoundly ... More


The ethical basis for preventing harm from heavy use of addictive products

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 3 explores the value that a study of ethics can bring to planning small- or large-scale approaches to reduce harm from heavy use over time (HUOT) of addictive products, arguing that ethics ... More


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