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Social Citizenship Rights

A Critique of F. A. Hayek and Raymond Plant


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Equal Citizenship and Social Inequality

  3. Friedrich A. Hayek and Neo-Liberalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. João Carlos Espada
      Pages 13-35
    3. João Carlos Espada
      Pages 36-57
  4. Raymond Plant and Socialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. João Carlos Espada
      Pages 99-120
    3. João Carlos Espada
      Pages 140-176
  5. Social Citizenship Rights: A Liberal Proposal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. João Carlos Espada
      Pages 179-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-222

About this book


This book criticises two rival views of social citizenship rights, as they are presented by two authors who are taken as representatives of broader currents of thought: Friedrich A. Hayek and neo-liberalism, and Raymond Plant and socialism. It is claimed that the alternative view presented here should still be regarded as liberal: it is part of an active view of liberalism, or a self-restrained constructivism, which should be distinguished both from neo-liberal evolutionism and socialist egalitarianism.


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  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonPortugal

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Joao Carlos Espada

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