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.
Book TitleIronic Freedom
Book SubtitlePersonal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.2013