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Neutrality: Neutrality in political philosophy is the view that the government should not take sides on controversial social and moral issues. It is based on the belief that all citizens should be free to hold their own beliefs and values. One problem is that it is impossible for the government to be truly neutral on all issues. Another problem is that neutrality can lead to indifference to injustice and oppression. See also Justice, Society, Impartiality, Idealization.
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Policy of the United States on Neutrality - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 92
Neutrality/Policy of the United States/Waldron: It is not wrong for a church or a firm to pursue some particular spiritual or ethical religion, but it is wrong for the state to do so (Larmore, 1987(1): 45). The idea had a lot in common with American constitutional doctrines of state action: action: the First Amendment makes it unconstitutional for the state or the law to favour a religion and the Fourteenth Amendment makes it unconstitutional for the state or the law to discriminate, but neither provision is read as prohibiting religious choice or even racial discrimination by individuals, firms, churches, or clubs (except in cases where their private actions can plausibly be imputed to the state). >Liberal neutrality/Waldron.

1. Larmore, Charles E. (1987) Patterns of Moral Complexity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Waldron, Jeremy 2004. „Liberalism, Political and Comprehensive“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Policy of the United States
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004


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