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Political Ethics and Public Office

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PAPERBACK

$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674686069

Publication Date: 03/01/1990

Short

272 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Introduction
    • Problems of the Ethics of Office
    • Methods of the Ethics of Office
  • 1. Democratic Dirty Hands
    • The Persistence of the Problem
    • The Limits of Democratic Distance
    • The Assumption of Accountability
    • Reviewing the Decision
    • Generalizing the Decision
    • Mediating the Decision
    • The End of Dirty Decisions
    • Democratic Deterrence
  • 2. The Moral Responsibility of Many Hands
    • Hierarchical Responsibility
    • Collective Responsibility
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Alternative Causes
    • Causing and Advising
    • Good Intentions
    • The Ignorance of Officials
    • The Compulsion of Offices
  • 3. Official Crime and Punishment
    • The Problem of Moral Responsibility
    • The Problem of Political Responsibility
    • Limits of Criminal Responsibility
  • 4. Legislative Ethics
    • Minimalist Ethics
    • Functionalist Ethics
    • Rationalist Ethics
    • The Particulars of Generality
    • The Autonomous Legislator
    • The Pecuniary Connection
    • The Necessity of Publicity
  • 5. The Private Lives of Public Officials
    • The Value of Privacy
    • The Scope of Privacy: Substantive Criteria
    • The Scope of Privacy: Procedural Criteria
  • 6. Paternalistic Power
    • The Concept of Paternalism
    • The Justification of Paternalism
    • The Paternalism of the Professions
    • Compulsory Medical Treatment
    • The Law of Involuntary Guardianship
    • The Distribution of Public Welfare
    • The Regulation of Drugs
    • The Regulation of Safety
  • 7. The Ethics of Social Experiments
    • The Story of the Denver Income Maintenance Experiment (DIME)
    • The Ethics of the DIME
    • Evaluations and Implications of the DIME
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1988 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association
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