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The first book specifically devoted to the principle of subsidiarity in all its facets
Brings together all the scholarship on the principle of subsidiarity in a single volume
Explores and develops new applications of subsidiarity
Has broad international focus, incorporating European Union Law as well as other countries such as Australia, Canada and the U.S.A
Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity is the first book of its kind exclusively devoted to the principle of subsidiarity. It sheds new light on the principle and explores and develops the many applications of the principle of subsidiarity. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the principle in all its facets, from its philosophical origins in the writings of Aristotle and Aquinas, to its development in Catholic social doctrine, and its emergence as a key principle in European Union Law. This book explores the relationship between subsidiarity and concepts such as sphere sovereignty and social pluralism. It analyses subsidiarity in light of globalisation, federalism, democracy, individual rights and welfare, and discusses subsidiarity and the Australian, Brazilian and German Constitutions.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Philosophical Origins of Subsidiarity - Subsidiarity Reform the Modern Welfare State? - Subsidiarity and Catholic Social Theory - Subsidiarity and Federalism - Subsidiarity and Global Governance - Subsidiarity and Social Pluralism - Subsidiarity and the German Constitution - Subsidiarity in Practice in the European Union - Subsidiarity versus Sphere Sovereignty - Subsidiarity, Democracy and Human Rights - Subsidiarity, Democracy and Human rights