Compassionate conservatism. A new version of the conservative welfare state?
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Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe 2010, nr 2, s. 44-55.
"The main purpose of this article is to present a new trend in political thinking – compassionate conservatism. This can be understood as a system of closely related political and philosophical views. Such views can be used as a link between the great government era – as a way of dealing with social problems – and a new era, where individuals are thought to be able to decide on their lives and welfare.2 It should be remembered that every attempt to describe American conservatism needs to take into consideration the reality of living in the United States. Despite some general problems, most visible in the content of the doctrine is the genetically and functionally basic connection between the concrete historical reality of American society and the interests of various social groups."(...)
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