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Charity Law and the Liberal State

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107022331
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  • Charity Law and the Liberal State considers questions relating to state action and public discourse that are raised by the law of charity. Informed by liberal philosophical commitments and of interest to both charity lawyers and political philosophers, it addresses themes and topics such as: the justifiability of the state's non-neutral promotion of charitable purposes; the role of altruism in charity law; charity law, the tax system and the demands of distributive justice; the proper treatment of religious and political purposes in charity law; and the appropriate response of the liberal state to discrimination in the pursuit of charitable purposes.

    • Provides the first sustained consideration of the law of charity from a liberal philosophical perspective
    • Examines topics of current interest in charity law
    • Covers charity law across the common law world and contains arguments relevant to civilian jurisdictions as well
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    28th Oct 2014 by FionaMartin

    This work is a scholarly exposition of the law of charity and its application and limitations in modern society. It is an important addition to the existing literature in the area of charity law and should be read by both researchers and students.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107022331
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Charity law in overview
    2. Towards a liberal theory of charity law
    3. The choice and the boundaries of charity law
    4. Charity law and distributive justice
    5. Religious purposes
    6. Political purposes
    7. Charity and discrimination.

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    Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne
    Matthew Harding is an associate professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.

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