Spanning religion, moral philosophy and scientific understanding of the human condition, this unique book draws together and adds to the latest thinking on morality, its causes, mutations, tensions and common features. Challenging misplaced concepts of 'moral progress' and the supremacy of empathy, it presents proposals to enhance the capacity of public policy to respond more effectively to morality and associated shifts in social mores in different cultural settings.
Clem Henricson is a social policy analyst who has published widely on the relationship between the state and the individual within a variety of settings. With experience of working closely with government at a national and international level, she has a particular interest in developing future strategic directions and options for enhancement in the context of human rights. Her most recent book is A revolution in family policy: Where we should go from here.