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Title: The concept of political responsibility
Author: Holmes, Lorraine
ISNI:       0000 0001 3580 7929
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2008
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This investigation is concerned with the possibility of establishing a concept of political responsibility. The fact that it is possible to find many examples in which there are calls for the ascription of political responsibility suggests that indeed political responsibility is a concept through which we see 'ourselves and our world' However, it would appear that the political realm consists of political actors who seek to avoid the ascription of and/or the acceptance of political responsibility. This investigation explores the apparent gap between the theoretical concept and practice. It clarifies the possibility of, and also makes explicit the parameters of the concept of political responsibility. In addition it suggests strategies that may make the ascription and/or acceptance of political responsibility less objectionable to political actors.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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