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Josep Baqués Quesada
Universitat de Barcelona – Facultat de Dret
Spain
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8526-4149
Vol 29 No 1 (2020), Articles, pages 1-18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15304/rge.29.1.5413
Submitted: 21-08-2018 Accepted: 20-12-2019 Published: 10-05-2020
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Abstract

The liberal conservative ideology is often seen as the enemy of the welfare state. However, it in fact includes diagnoses and remedies to consolidate a stronger society. This article explores the theoretical foundations of this proposal, particularly in regard to the two major themes of equality and poverty, as well as the role attributed to State and  market to achieve a nuanced conclusion, in which  criticism of egalitarianism, pragmatic concessions to certain social policies and more convinced bets are combined in favor of disadvantaged groups.

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