By Peter L. Phillips Simpson
The Politics, Aristotle's vintage paintings at the nature of political group, has been a touchstone of Western debates approximately society and executive. during this quantity, Peter Simpson offers a whole philosophical statement at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the total textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical remark isn't really, keep by the way, a dialogue of philological and old questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's rules with these of alternative old and glossy theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, has to be grounded in a radical realizing of the philosophical content material of the work--a element that underscores the necessity for this thorough and exact research. Keyed to the traditional Greek textual content in addition to to Simpson's personal cutting edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this e-book will stand as a precious statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and may function a valid foundation for destiny research of Aristotle's political proposal.
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Globalization and social policy One recurring theme in the essays in this volume is the impact of globalization on social policy. Globalization affects social policy both at the normative level and in a more practical way, by setting constraints that social policy must be attentive to. Adhesion to international conventions, adjustment to fiscal pressures and responses to an international discourse on ‘social rights’ permeate domestic politics and affect social policy – or at least the thinking about it.
This view was quite prevalent in Latin American ‘structuralism’ writing. 8. For a rigorous exposition of this position, see Taylor (1983, 1991). 9. Among the ‘pioneers’ of development economics, Nurkse’s preoccupation with the need for ‘balanced growth’ raised the problem of the demand for goods produced by new industries in the absence of mechanisms that co-ordinated such supply with demand. 10. The importance of long-term ‘trust’ as social capital is tested by Knack and Keefer (1997). 11. The high profile given to safety-net programmes during adjustment is partly based on this argument.
Finally, social policy addresses fundamental values of social inclusion, equity, human rights and widening of human capabilities: It is important that these intrinsic values are always at the forefront of thinking about social policy. However, in situations of extreme scarcity, any strategy that aims at sustainable improvement in the conditions of life of the majority must address both the problems of accumulation and the efficient allocation of scarce resources. The failure to do so can be self-defeating and can lead to a severe curtailment of people’s capabilities.
A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle by Peter L. Phillips Simpson