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Title Public policy : why ethics matters / edited by Jonathan Boston, Andrew Bradstock, and David Eng.

Publication Info. Canberra, Australia : ANU E Press, The Aurtralian National University, [2010]

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series ANZSOG monograph series
ANZSOG (Series)
Note Open access.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This edited volume brings together a selection of 12 papers that were originally delivered at a major conference - Ethical Foundations of Public Policy - in December 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand. The conference was co-hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies and the Philosophy Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, and was sponsored by the School of Government Trust. The conference was very well attended with some 350 participants, of whom about 50 delivered papers. The purpose of the conference was to encourage and facilitate debate about the ethical basis for policy making. This includes, of course, the ethical principles that should inform our behaviour, whether as citizens, voters, policy analysts, or decision makers, as well as the normative considerations that should guide our choices over the substantive content of particular policies - whether fiscal policy, health policy, or foreign policy"-- Preface.
"Ethics is a vigorously contested field. There are many competing moral frameworks, and different views about how normative considerations should inform the art and craft of governmental policy making. What is not in dispute, however, is that ethics matters"-- Google Books.
Contents Ethics and public policy / Jonathan Boston, Andrew Bradstock, and David Eng -- Part I: Ethical foundations of public policy. Justice, humanity, and prudence / Tom Campbell -- Doing ethical policy analysis / Michael Mintrom -- The public servant as analyst, adviser, and advocate / David Bromell -- Be careful what you wish for / John Uhr -- Part II: Ethics of climate change. The most important thing about climate change / John Broome -- Recognising ethics to help a constructive climate change debate / Andy Reisinger and Howard Larsen -- Sharing the responsibility of dealing with climate change: Interpreting the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities / Dan Weijers, David Eng, and Ramon Das -- Virtue and the commons / Xavier Márquez -- Part III: Perspectives on ethics and the economy. Tackling economic inequality / Andrew Bradstock -- Is ethics important for economic growth? / David Rea -- Regulation of financial markets: Panics, moral hazard, and the long-term good / Simon Smelt -- An alternative reply to the free-rider objection against unconditional citizenship grants / Julia Maskivker.
Language English.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Ethics -- Australia -- Congresses.
Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Political ethics -- Congresses.
Social values -- Congresses.
Indexed Term political ethics.
social values.
decision making.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Boston, Jonathan, 1957- editor.
Bradstock, Andrew, editor.
Eng, David L., 1967- editor.
Other Form: Print Public policy : why ethics matters 9781921666735
ISBN 9781921666759 (eBook)
9781921666735 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459474