Ethics and Politics Cases and Comments

ISBN-10: 0534626459

ISBN-13: 9780534626457

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: A casebook that helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy, ETHICS AND POLITICS: CASES AND COMMENTS is a special book for a unique course in the political science curriculum. Meant to be used in conjunction with other readings on political theory or moral philosophy, 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 ethics 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 controversy over the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay; or issues during the campaign and election of 2004.

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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Dennis Thompson is Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy and Associate Provost at Harvard University. He is the author of The Democratic Citizen: Social Science and Democratic Theory in the Twentieth Century, John Stuart Mill and Representative Government, and coauthor (with Amy Gutmann) of Democracy and Disagreement.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Recommended Reading
The Ethics of Process
Violence
Introduction
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
Alternatives to the Bomb
Bombing the Bunker in Baghdad
Intervention in Somalia
Why Attack Iraq? Interrogating Detainees
Recommended Reading
Deception and Secrecy
Introduction
Disinformation for Qaddafi
The Iran-Contra Affair
George W
Bush on Iraq's Nuclear Weapons
A Standard of Candor
A Tale of Two Task Forces
Recommended Reading
Privacy of Officials
Introduction
The Confirmation of Justice Thomas
The Investigation and Impeachment of President Clinton
Recommended Reading
Manipulation
Introduction
Crafty Communications
Lyndon Johnson, Master Manipulator
The Texas Redistricting Caper
Statesman or Sap? Al Gore in Florida in the 2000 Election
Recommended Reading
Official Disobedience
Introduction
The Odd Couple
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
George Shultz and the Polygraph Test
George Shultz and the Iran-Contra Affair
Agent Rowley Blows the Whistle
The Space Shuttle Challenger
The Space Shuttle Columbia
Recommended Reading
The Ethics of Policy
Policy Analysis
Introduction
Saving the Tuolumne
The Risks of Asarco
The Calculator
Listening to the City: What Should Be Built at Ground Zero? Recommended Reading
Distributive Justice
Introduction
Defunding Organ Transplants in Arizona
Rationing in Public: the Oregon Health Plan
Welfare Reform in Wisconsin
Death and Taxes
Recommended Reading
Equal Opportunity
Introduction
Affirmative Action at AT&T
Affirmative Action at the Michigan Law School
The Vouchers that Made Milwaukee Famous
A Golfer's Handicap? Recommended Reading
Liberty and Morality
Introduction
Decriminalizing Marijuana for Medical Use
Tossing Dwarfs in Illinois
Making Marriage Gay
The Controversial Curriculum
Recommended Reading
Liberty and Life
Introduction
Administering Abortion Policy
Abortion in South Dakota
Regulating Abortion Late in the Term
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Ethics Without Borders? Clinical Trials of AZT. Recommended Reading
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