The Social Contract in Hard Times
Amir Paz-Fuchs
The Social Contract in Hard Times

This report and series of policy briefs emanate from a workshop held in Oxford in October 2009, in which political scientists and legal experts examine the impact of recent hard times on the social contract.

The issues are addressed from a range of perspectives, including measures for effective redistribution through social welfare programmes in Europe, loyalty benefits in the Middle East, and the need for a global social contract to encompass Africa and the developing world.


The current economic crisis has created a unique opportunity to push forward health insurance that has failed every Democratic president in America since Harry Truman.