Wednesday, 7 July 2010 - 1:00am


The Social Contract Revisited

9.30-12.30, Wednesday 7th July

Gray's Inn, High Holborn, London

Over the past three years, the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society has been engaged in a programme of study to evaluate rights and responsibilities between citizens and the state through the notion of the social contract.

This Programme Appraisal assessed the results of this body of work, which aims to bring to bear the acuity of scholarly research to a range of contemporary policy issues, including taxation, pension reform, employment and industrial relations, equality and personal responsibility, and the effect of the economic crisis on the social contract.

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Speakers include:

Fred D'Agostino, Associate Dean, University of Queensland

Neil Gilbert, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley

Matthew Diller, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, New York

An extensive collection of reports and policy briefs from this programme are available from our Publications page.


Prof Diller provides his concluding thoughts

Professor Matthew Diller addressing the room