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I. Social Science

Subsidiarity is a principle that regulates the relationship between the state and non-state social agents. It presupposes personal responsibility on the part of individuals as well as limitation of public regulatory authority over them and the groups to which they belong. Human beings can exist only in social communities, into which they must be integrated. At the same time, their endowment with reason allow…

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Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph, de Wall, Heinrich and Hausmanninger, Thomas, “Subsidiarity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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