Category - State

  • 19 Dec 2012

    At the end of a recent speech to the Centre for Social Justice, John Cruddas MP made a rightful appeal for extended local democracy, says political theologian Graeme Smith. But he got there by caricaturing John Stuart Mill, mystifying Aristotle and elevating a confused communitarianism over the proper role of a democratic state in embedding social justice. This warmed-over Blue Labourism needs some serious questioning in terms of its historical understanding and political roots, he suggests.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    A variety of bloggers have been involved in a 'swarm' over the Easter weekend, speaking out for religious freedom and against attempts to manipulate the state to an exclusive allegiance.

  • 18 Feb 2008

    Though what might be called 'Rowangate' has subsided a little, some very important issues are still very much alive.

  • 8 Jan 2008

    Religion, Discrimination and Accommodation: the Role of the State in a Multi-Faith Society

  • 23 Apr 2007

    The death of Chinese Catholic Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan of Beijing may signal further development is the awkward relations between the Vatican and the Chinese government.