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Ironic Freedom

Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 1-17
  3. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 19-36
  4. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 37-56
  5. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 75-96
  6. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 97-107
  7. Judith A. Baer
    Pages 109-120
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 121-182

About this book


Ironic Freedom asserts that freedom from governmental interference may make people vulnerable to other sources of coercion; these affects vary by gender, race, and class. Increasing negative freedoms may reinforce existing asymmetrical power relationships within society.


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About the authors

Judith A. Baer is Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, USA.

Bibliographic information


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