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A2 Government & Politics Liberalism




Key Words by Robert Scruton



Individualism 1) Attitude which sees the individual's rights and needs as taking
precedence over the collective in moral and political decision-making

2) Metaphysical position that individuals may exist apart from any social
arrangement and is therefore intelligible independently from society…

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4) Equal opportunity ­ Guarantees equality as far as political action can
without it being totalitarian

Constitutionalism Advocacy of government channelled through and restrained by constitution

Consent 1) A mental act on the part of an autonomous, rational agent on the basis of
understanding, whereby…

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