Saturday September 26, 2020

SBP editorial: State must practise what it preaches on public services cards

18th August, 2019

The relationship between a state and its citizens is a complex, subtle and slowly evolving one. But the concept of the social contract, as explored by philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, remains the essential pillar of most western democracies to this day.

That contract on one level is simple: citizens give up certain rights and consent to the authority of the state in exchange for protection and an ordered society. But in order for this...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account

Tina-Marie O'Neill | 2 weeks ago

Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development

Niall Byrne | 2 weeks ago

The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery

Todd G Buchholz | 1 month ago