Brexit and Issues of Subsidiarity

Anna Blackman joins us on the podcast to share how we can use Catholic social tradition (CST) to address political issues, strengthen civil society, and hold government accountable. Anna is a research associate in the area of Catholic Social Thought and Practice at the Center. Through her doctoral work she engaged with the Catholic Worker Movement in the UK and studied their political activism efforts. She discusses the ways in which Brexit was influenced by CST but how it ultimately demonstrated a failure of subsidiarity and solidarity and serves as an example of when politics do not serve the common good. Her current research is focused on the Humanizing Institutions Project which aims to look at the ethics of institutions in light of Catholic social tradition.

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The Signs of the Times Podcast presented by the Center of Social Concerns discusses principles of human dignity, solidarity with the marginalized, and the common good as they relate to current events.

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February 15, 2018

Global AffairsLaw and PoliticsCatholic Social TraditionCenter for Social ConcernsEuropean PoliticsGovernmentThe Signs of the TimesUKClubLondonUnited Kingdom