6.7 Major Issues Requiring Political Negotiation

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6.7.1      Government Spending and Socio-Economic Rights

6.7.1.1   Government-Funded Public Services
6.7.1.2   Choosing Public-Service Providers
6.7.1.3   Setting Levels of Benefit Payments
6.7.1.4   Budgeting for Public Investment
6.7.1.5   Funding by Taxation or Government Borrowing

6.7.2      Inequality as a Political Issue: Economic Inclusivity

6.7.2.1   Conflicting Viewpoints on Economic Inequality
6.7.2.2   Reasons for Reducing Inequality
6.7.2.3   Setting Intervention Policies for Inequality
6.7.2.4   Mechanisms to Reduce Economic Inequality

6.7.3      Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens, Denizens and Visitors

6.7.3.1   Rights and Responsibilities which Apply to Everyone in a Country
6.7.3.2   Permanent Residents without Citizenship: Denizens
6.7.3.3   Citizenship

6.7.4      Pluralism in Politics

6.7.4.1   Immigration
6.7.4.2   Ethnicity as a Basis for Divisiveness: Identity Politics
6.7.4.3   Assimilation
6.7.4.4   Multiculturalism
6.7.4.5   Inclusivity
6.7.4.6   Representation of Ethnic Groups in Peaceful Pluralism
6.7.4.7   A Sense of Political Identity which Unites a Population
6.7.4.8   Equal Political Treatment of All Ethnic Groups
6.7.4.9   Inclusivity in Education

6.7.5      Environmental Challenges from a Political Viewpoint

6.7.6      Political Issues Related to Developing Countries

6.7.6.1   The Politics of Aid
6.7.6.2   Governance in Developing Countries
6.7.6.3   Putting Political Pressure on Developing Countries

6.7.7      Foreign Policy

6.7.7.1   Seeking National Advantage by Coercion
6.7.7.2   Responsible Global Citizenship
6.7.7.3   ‘Soft Power’

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