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Reflections on the concept of the common good from an economic perspective

Casson, M. (2016) Reflections on the concept of the common good from an economic perspective. In: Akrivou, K. and Sison, J. (eds.) The challenges of capitalism for virtue ethics and the common good: inter-disciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 283-298. ISBN 9781784717902

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The chapter considers how the common good can be implemented when opinions differ within society about the nature of the common good. It explains how economic analysis can shed light on efficient conflict-management in these circumstances. The chapter argues, more generally, that virtue theorists make too little use of economics because they have an unduly restricted view of the nature and scope of the discipline.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:65731
Publisher:Edward Elgar

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