Social Justice Matters

42. SJI Interviews Ep.23: A New Social Contract

September 17, 2020

Despite well documented problems and challenges, Ireland is in the privileged position of having public services and social infrastructure to rely on at a time of crisis.   This is due to the social contract that underpins our social infrastructure.  The social contract as a concept has evolved to encompass a situation whereby citizens contribute to the common good – whether economically, socially or culturally – on the assumption that the State will provide a minimum standard of living, essential social services and infrastructure, and the protection of their basic rights.

In this episode, following the launch of Social Justice Ireland's 81 Policy Recommendations for a new Social Contract, Colette Bennett and Eamon Murphy discuss this vision and how it could shape a better future for all.

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