The phenomena of homelessness will be shown to challenge the naïve assumption that our political existence is grounded in a sense of goods we hold in common. And at the same time, a clearer understanding of what is involved in having goods in common will highlight a further dimension of the scandal of homelessness in our societies who are systematically excluded from the enjoyment of negative liberty, an important good in common institutionally secured in liberal democratic states. They are denied their negative liberty, because they are denied the physical space in which they might perform activities essential for personal and social well-being: ‘they have no place to be’.
"No Place to Be! Common Goods and Homelessness,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss1/14
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