Paternalism and the Welfare State

… a core topic in Ethics, Rights, and Accountability and Atlas111M

WelfareStatePaternaismTopic description

This topic explores values issues associated with paternalism and the welfare state, including the perennial question of what is the “right thing” for a government to do.

Topic learning outcome

Familiarity with the philosophical questions associated with paternalism and the welfare state.

Core concepts associated with this topic

Fiduciary Duty

Legitimate Coercion Procedural Fairness

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Assessment questions

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Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 1 June 2016.

Image: The Daily Bell, at, accessed 31 May 2016.