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Social Policy
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[German Version]

A basic function of the liberal state is to enable people to enjoy maximum freedom for the best possible exercise of their opportunities to live self-determined lives. The requirement of free decision also implies freedom from constraints imposed by others in the economic sphere and leads to the system of a market economy. In this system, limits must be placed on the market that facilitate fair and socially just results. The freedom to enter into contracts must not be used as a weapon a…

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Cansier, Dieter, “Social Policy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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