LCW To what extent is liberalism a coherent doctrine? 45 marks

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  • To what extent is liberalism a coherent doctrine? (45 marks)
    • Agree
      • Individualists rather than collectivist.
        • support individual freedom and limited government.
      • Modern liberalism have usually stressed that their views have emerged from an attempt to apply classical liberal tinkling to changed economic and social circumstances, implying that there is coherence between the two sub traditions.
    • Disagree
      • An alleged shift from individualism, reflected in the difference between the classical liberal desire to minimise the role of the state and expand the responsibilities of the individual, especially in economic and social life, and the modern liberal commitment to expanding the role of the state.
      • Modern liberals are sometimes thought to have abandoned core liberal ideas and theories.
  • Not in favour of equality of outcome.
    • Supporters of a pluralist democracy.
    • Agree
      • Individualists rather than collectivist.
        • support individual freedom and limited government.
      • Modern liberalism have usually stressed that their views have emerged from an attempt to apply classical liberal tinkling to changed economic and social circumstances, implying that there is coherence between the two sub traditions.
  • Classical liberals have stressed egoistical individualism and the desire to maximise utility, while modern liberals have stressed developmental individualism and the importance of personal growth.

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