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The Netherlands, a tiny country in disarray

The Netherlands could easily act as a dissolver of parliamentary democracy.
Elections in Europe: episode 1, The Netherlands.
On March 15, 2017, Dutch voters come to the polls to elect a new parliament. Dutch care ethicist Frans Vosman gives his view on the political situation of this tiny unruly country. Continue reading The Netherlands, a tiny country in disarray

‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split

In this article Nalinie Mooten calls for adjustments along the lines of care and justice constitutive of a moral shift that reinforces the under-scrutinized links between them. Overall, it will attempt to break down the binary oppositions between care and justice, which is deemed detrimental to the thickness of morality. Continue reading ‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split

Interdependence revised: co-creation as new pathway

Persons who depend to a large degree on daily care from others, like residents of a nursing home, are at great risk of being hurt in their uniqueness. One important source for reducing this risk to a minimum offers nurses’ daily and concrete care. That care can preserve someone’s identity. If so, nurses’ care can be described as preservative care. Continue reading Interdependence revised: co-creation as new pathway

‘New feminism’ in the Age of Trump

Like many people across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, I awoke on November 9, 2016, with a deep sense of sorrow, anger and disbelief.  As a Canadian, Trump was not my President Elect; yet somehow his election hit close to home.  That morning, I struggled to turn my attention to my main task for the day: Continue reading ‘New feminism’ in the Age of Trump