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What Does “Subsidiarity” Mean? The Relational Perspective

  title={What Does “Subsidiarity” Mean? The Relational Perspective},
  author={P. Donati},
  journal={The Journal of Markets and Morality},
  • P. Donati
  • Published 26 January 2012
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Markets and Morality
The focus of this article will not be on either the historical or political debate surrounding the concept of subsidiarity, which are important topics in themselves. Instead I will discuss the semantics of the concept of subsidiarity from the viewpoint of its socio-anthropological implications. The rationale for this purpose is the following. The evidences of contrasting—and even contradictory—meanings of the word subsidiarity remind us that, in order to understand this principle, we must… 

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