3.2.6 Questions for discussion half way through the unit

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Unit 3 Contents

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  • What is the relationship between charity and justice?

  • Share some examples from your own experience of charitable work and work for justice.  What do you see as the respective strengths and weaknesses of these?

  • Would you say that your country is governed according to the rule of law, or is there significant distortion of public administration and the criminal justice system because of corruption and bribery?

  • From your brief study of Rerum Novarum, does this seem to you a document whose message was only for its time, or is this still needed today?

  • Why does the principle of subsidiarity matter?

  • Try to give examples of what (a) the ‘devolutionary’ dimension and (b) the ‘pluralist’ dimension of the principle of subsidiary mean in practice, in the public life in your country?

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End of 3.2 THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

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