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date: 01 December 2021

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The social question has come to us with two different understandings. Modestly understood, it is about helping the needy and creating opportunities for disadvantaged members of society. More ambitiously conceived, by contrast, it is about extricating human life generally from the false necessities of market dealings. This chapter argues that the ambitious understanding is likely to become eclipsed in a transnational context. Such an eclipse, in turn, threatens to destabilize transnational arrangements as soon as some participants embrace broader ambitions.

Keywords: neoliberalism, social justice, regulatory competition, social dumping, international federation, cosmopolitanism

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