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By Michael P. Hornsby-Smith

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Michael Hornsby-Smith bargains an outline of Catholic social concept quite in contemporary many years. whereas drawing on reliable educating resembling papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops' meetings, he is taking heavily the necessity for discussion with secular suggestion. The publication is equipped in 4 levels. half I outlines the diversity of family and overseas injustices and seeks to supply a social research of the motives of those injustices. half II deals a theological mirrored image at the features of the dominion of God which Christians are instructed to hunt. half III reports Catholic social concept in six major parts: human rights, the relatives and bioethical matters, fiscal existence, social exclusion, actual improvement, and warfare and peace. half IV completes the cycle with a attention of applicable social motion responses to the injustices which the writer has pointed out and analysed.

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Global interest Social justice concerns Role of state: a. emphasis b. regulative c. 1. ) Inequality of wealth & income Health Unemployment Social mobility Key exemplars a. economists b. political scientists c. politicians American Conservatism European social market High and increasing; of no cultural concern Relatively poor; highly inequitable Relatively low Relatively low Lower and social concern to reduce Relatively good; less unequal Relatively high Some Hayek; Friedman Strauss; Nozick Reagan; Thatcher Keynes; Beveridge Tawney; Rawls Roosevelt; Delors Source: based on Will Hutton, The World We’re In, London: Little, Brown, 2002 The public realm was salient for this reason and citizenship values were important.

Globalization enables the US to harness the rest of the world to its own rhythms and structure’. He concluded by warning that while the USA and its allies could defeat specific groups by force or bribery, ‘in the longer run, the structural arrangements that replicate a grossly unequal world have to be redesigned’. The history of all previous empires suggested that the present American policies of unilaterally determining its own rules and policies without concern for the rest of the world were unsustainable.

10 Gray 1998: 130. 11 Turner 2001: 135. 12 Hutton 2002; Saunders 1995. 13 While the American model of capitalism ‘has degenerated into selfishness and corruption’, the European model places greater emphasis on training and the role of trade unions and welfare. But he suggested that it was under threat for both economic reasons, such as lowcost competitors, and for political reasons, such as the appeal of USA media and culture and because of a relative openness to migrants in spite of a culture of conformity.

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