The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media

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With "spin" often playing an exaggerated role in politics, it is sometimes difficult to understand legal and judicial issues apart from their presentations by the media. This collection of articles combines discussions of ethical issues within and about the news and entertainment industries with descriptions of similar issues in politics. In general, the volume explores the theme of freedom versus responsibility. It can therefore serve as a resource for the person interested in theories of justice and ...
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Overview

With "spin" often playing an exaggerated role in politics, it is sometimes difficult to understand legal and judicial issues apart from their presentations by the media. This collection of articles combines discussions of ethical issues within and about the news and entertainment industries with descriptions of similar issues in politics. In general, the volume explores the theme of freedom versus responsibility. It can therefore serve as a resource for the person interested in theories of justice and discrimination as well as the depiction of minorities in the media. It's that ability to separate one from the other, and then to think analytically about the specific question at issue, that lies at the heart of Ethics.
The book includes 30 articles previously published in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics and three new articles, commissioned especially for this volume. Over half of the previously published articles include updated facts and bibliographic citations. New articles include "Media Ethics, Overview", "War Reporting," and "Privacy vs. Public Right to Know."

Audience: University, research, law and specialist libraries who purchased the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics; Students in philosophy and religion departments. Students of science, medicine, government, business,and law. Academic research centers and private research centres that specialize in the role of ethics in business, religion, communications, medicine and law.

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The volume is a godsend to journalism,political science,history,and film and television departments... The subjects treated,coupled with the bibliographies and other additional helps,make this tool a first choice when beginning research in this area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780121662554
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.17 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Chadwick graduated with first class Honours Literae Humaniores (Philosophy and Greek and Latin Literature) from the University of Oxford, and then went on to take the B.Phil. in Philosophy. She was awarded her D.Phil. on The Ethics of Eugenics and Genetic Engineering, supervised by Jonathan Glover. She completed an LL.B. (externally) at the University of London. She held positions at the University of Liverpool, St. Martins College, Lancaster, and University of Wales, Cardiff, before taking up her post as Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire. In June 1995 she became Head of the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University, a position she still holds. She has coordinated a number of multinational and multidisciplinary research projects funded by the European Union: Ethical Implications of Human Genome Analysis for Clinical Practice in Medical Genetics, with Special Reference to Genetic Counselling (1992); EUROSCREEN: Genetic Screening--Ethical and Philosophical Perspectives (1994—1996); BIOCULT: Cultural and Social Objections to Biotechnology, with Special Reference to the View of Young People (1995); EUROSCREEN 2: Genetic Screening--Towards Community Policy on Insurance, Commercialisation and Public Awareness (1996—1999). Her publications include the four volume edited collection, Kant: Critical Assessments (1992); Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control (Revised Edition, 1992);and a large number of papers in learned journals. She is joint series editor of the Routledge series on Professional Ethics. Professor Chadwick is secretary of the International Association of Bioethics and a member of the HUGO Ethics committee,the National Committee for Philosophy and the British Medical Association Steering Group on Human Genetics.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Guide to the Encyclopedia
Preface
Applied Ethics, Overview
Broadcast Journalism
Campaign Journalism
Censorship
Civil Disobedience
Civilian Populations in War, Targeting of
Collective Guilt
Computer and Information Ethics
Confidentiality of Sources
Courtroom Proceedings, Reporting of
Discrimination, Concept of
Distributive Justice, Theories of
Election Strategies
Electronic Surveillance
Ethics and Media Quality
Freedom of the Press in the USA
Gun Control
Indigenous Rights
Internet Protocol
Media Depiction of Ethnic Minorities
Media Ownership
National Security Issues
Objectivity in Reporting
Political Obligation
Pornography
Privacy versus the Public's Right to Know
Professional Ethics
Sexual Content in Films and Television
Tabloid Journalism
Terrorism
Truth Telling as Constitutive of Journalism
Violence in Films and Television
Warfare, Strategies and Tactics
Index
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