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  1. Virtues of citizen Dr Maurice Mullard Lecture 7

  2. Virtues of civic republicanism • Public and the Private commitment to involvement keeping alive the idea of the republic • Deliberate democracy voter centric to talk centric • Persuade and listen

  3. VIRTUES OF LIBERALISM • The individual and the state – protect the individual from politics • The safety of private lives • Rules and procedures • Minimalist state

  4. The Policy Process • Market liberal virtue says social policy creates a form of dependency and therefore a loss of citizenship • Need to empower through market reforms

  5. Republican • Income inequality promotes loss of citizenship concentration of power and elites • Need for promoting social citizenship

  6. Should we worry about inequality • Shares of income and GDP growth sharing the fruits of prosperity • What has happened to wages household incomes • UK gini coefficient 1970s and 2009 • Explain growth in inequality

  7. Alternatives Consumer citizen and public citizen • Consumer society safety passive the role of fear • Consumer society to be celebrated • Ills of society individual life styles • Surveillance society • Bliss and dark times