What kind of freedom does the Left want?

Martell, Luke (2012) What kind of freedom does the Left want? Liberal Conspiracy [weblog article, 23 June 2012 ].

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Discussions about the values or policies of social democracy are usually about equality and collectivism and how to revise or achieve them. But freedom is also important and connected to left values. Libertarian and Marxist socialists believe in self-­determination and many social democrats like equality and collectivism because they can be the basis for liberty. But freedom is a liberal value and compared to equality and fraternity it’s not itself what makes social democracy distinctive.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 08:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 21:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39942

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