Rowman and Littlefield International

The Politics of Compassion

The Challenge to Care for the Stranger

By (author) Edward U. Murphy

Publication date:

28 November 2018

Length of book:

238 pages


Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786607461

The Politics of Compassion explores the manifold obstacles that hinder our individual and collective capacity to care for the vulnerable, offering insights from history, religion, ethics, cognitive and social sciences, international relations, public policy, and contemporary politics. It examines both how far we’ve come in addressing poverty and social injustice and how far we still have to go. It concludes by discussing strategies to help us achieve a more consistent practice of compassion in public life.
This timely volume about compassion in politics is informed by a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. Students seeking to understand the history and development of policies for the economically disadvantaged and the stranger in our midst will find Edward Murphy's well-documented analysis relevant and compelling.