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Caring about Deliberation, Deliberating about Care / Gideon Calder

Ethics and Social Welfare, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 130 - 146

Swansea University Author: Gideon, Calder

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If care matters, how we talk about care matters—and we should care about how such talk takes place. Dialogue about institutional and informal practices of care is widely recognized as an important part of shaping such practices and holding them to account. But what kinds of dialogue and what kind of...

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ISSN: 1749-6535 1749-6543
Published: 2015
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