Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments / Edition 3

Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments / Edition 3

by Amy Gutmann, Dennis F. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830414770

ISBN-13: 9780830414772

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The third edition of this casebook helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy. Part one considers the ethics of process: the morally questionable means—violence, deception, and corruption—that are most commonly used by public officials. Part two discusses the ehics of policy:

Overview

The third edition of this casebook helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy. Part one considers the ethics of process: the morally questionable means—violence, deception, and corruption—that are most commonly used by public officials. Part two discusses the ehics of policy: the valuable but often competing ends that public officials strive to achieve. Conflicting values, scarce resources, and stakes as high as life and death combine with the duties of public office to make choices among policy goals controversial and morally difficult. In both parts, each ethical issue is paired with case studies in contemporary American politics. For example, the decision to defend organ transplants in Arizona introduces competing theories of justice; decisions by the FDA to ban AIDS-testing at home and by the New York legislature to ban dwarf-tossing as entertainment in bars illuminate the issues of liberty, paternalism, and moralism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830414772
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ETHICS OF PROCESS. 1. Violence. 2. Deception and Disclosure . 3. Corruption. 4. Official Disobenience. PART TWO: THE ETHICS OF POLICY. 5. Policy Analysis. 6. Distributive Justice. 7. Equal Opportunity. 8. Liberty and Morality. 9. Liberty and Life.

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