The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice: Beyond the Market Paradigm / Edition 1

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Overview

Combining philosophy with practical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles, and conventional values to collective decisions.  This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used.

Although policy analysis has long been dominated by assumptions originally developed for the examination of markets, such as efficiency, these essays by leading scholars - the best work done in the field over the past three decades - explore alternatives to the “market paradigm” and show how moral discrimination and choice can extend beyond the individual to encompass public decisions.

Chapters by John Martin Gillroy and Maurice Wade review the political philosophies of Immanuel Kant and David Hume as backgrounds for the development of modern concepts of public policy choice.  They present this anthology as a first step in codifying options, arguments, and methods within this important developing area of policy studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822954637
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/1992
  • Series: Political Science Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Efficiency in Policy Analysis
Introduction 5
1 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Environmental Regulation: Case Studies of Air Pollutants 15
2 The Methodology of Cost-Benefit Analysis, with Particular Reference to the Ozone Problem 59
3 Policy Science: Analysis or Ideology? 115
4 Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique 153
5 Efficiency and Utility 165
6 Utilitarianism and Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Essay on the Relevance of Moral Philosophy to Bureaucratic Theory 179
7 The Ethical Poverty of Cost-Benefit Methods: Autonomy, Efficiency, and Public Policy Choice 195
8 Difficulties in the Economic Analysis of Rights 217
Pt. II The Ethical Demands of Public Policy as a Collective Action Problem
Introduction 237
9 Collective Action as an Agreeable n-Person Prisoner's Dilemma 251
10 The Exchange and Enforcement of Property Rights 267
11 Public Goods, Property Rights, and Political Organizations 285
12 Difficulties in the Notion of Economic Rationality 313
13 Welfare Economics and the Liberal Tradition 325
14 Public and Private Choice: A Philosophical Analysis 341
15 Economic and Political Rationality 353
16 At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic 371
17 The Place of Principles in Policy Analysis 387
18 Ethical Principles for Environmental Protection 411
19 Hume's Theory of Justice and the Role of Public Policy 427
20 Intergenerational Justice as Opportunity 443
21 The Inalienability of Autonomy 465
22 A Kantian Argument Supporting Public Policy Choice 491
Epilogue 517
Index of Names 525
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