paternalism


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the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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Consistent with conventional economists, the authors assume that individuals face tradeoffs--in the case of paternalism, between well-being and autonomy.
Commonwealth authority and conservative sanctioned paternalism function with the ideology of disablism to control the behaviour of people with a disability.
In this paper, it is argued that a definition of paternalism must meet certain methodological constraints.
Vanderburg offers a close analysis of persistent culture of Southern paternalism, concentrating on the history of Cannon Mills textile company.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of academics and policymakers have argued that it is morally legitimate for the state to use its coercive power to steer people's choices--to "nudge" people to do what government agents believe is best for them--as long as they are free to opt out of the specified choice at a relatively low cost (see Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, "Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron," University of Chicago Law Review 70, no.
Part 3 explores the implications of care-agapism for generosity, benevolent paternalism, and most notably forgiveness; while part 4 offers a rich reading of Pauline justification in Romans as vindicating the justice of God's generosity.
behavioral market failures do, in fact, justify paternalism.
Corner Brook's Townsite was built by Bowater and its predecessors and generated fringe towns that became centres for small businesses and subsistence work; these areas were not company-controlled and lacked basic amenities provided in the town site, but they also allowed some individuals to escape the paternalism of the company Eventually, in the 1950s, the Townsite amalgamated with the fringe areas; in the previous decade, however, Bowater had already begun its retreat from the increasingly expensive support structures created through its paternalism.
Syria's chaos isn't America's fault," by Miller; "Abu Ali's wake-up call," by Abdul-Ahad The idea that Syria was anyone's to win or lose, or that the United States could significantly shape the outcome there, is typical of the arrogant paternalism and flawed analysis that have gotten this country into heaps of trouble in the Middle East over the years.
209) The literature is thick with debates over whether or not strong paternalism is ever a permissible justification for government action.
There are essays on strikes and women's labour activism in turn-of-the-century Toronto; the Canadian Communist Party and the woman question in the 1920s; corporate paternalism and female wage-earner consciousness in mid-20th-century Peterborough; cross-cultural encounters between white and Inuit women in the Canadian North in the 1940s and 1950s; women's letters to Canada's Royal Commission on the Status of Women in the late 1960s; the "labouring bodies" of Indigenous and white women "skinning, sewing, and selling" in the fur industry in the 1950s; and women, criminalization, and the law in Ontario.
Ben-Porath, Tough Choices: Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).
In this issue of the Report, Daniel Groll suggests new ways to understand old tensions between autonomy and paternalism.
Weak paternalism is not nearly as controversial as strong paternalism, in which coercive or deceptive means are employed on normal, adult humans whose rationality is not impaired by any unusual conditions.
The first, which stemmed from Enlightenment ideals of racial equality, was posed in a language of paternalism that considered African Americans inferior to whites but amenable to uplift and improvement, if not complete social and civil equality.