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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of Public Ethics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Cultivating Empathy

    Implications for Democracy and Public Service

    By Lisa A. Zanetti

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Natural disasters appear to be increasing in frequency, and 24/7 media coverage barrages individuals not only with coverage of the event but also with appeals to donate to victims of the disaster. To what extent is it the responsibility of government to remediate the disaster, and to what extent...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Public-Private Partnerships: Infrastructure, Transportation and Local Services

    Edited by Germà Bel, Trevor Brown, Rui Cunha Marques

    Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are arrangements between government and private actors with the objective of providing public infrastructure, facilities and services. Three fundamental questions frame the use of PPPs at the local level: What do PPPs look like? What gives rise to the use of PPPs?...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction

    By Andrew I Cohen

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Corruption and Legislatures

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy

    Finding Our Way

    By D. Don Welch

    Developed by D. Don Welch during his 28 years of teaching ethics and public policy, the rationale behind A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy is to present a comprehensive guide for making policy judgments. Rather than present specific cases that raise moral issues or discuss the role a few...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility

    Edited by Nancy M.P. King, Michael J Hyde

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress. The contributors examine moral and policy controversies surrounding biomedical...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

    Edited by James Goodman, Jonathan Marshall

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Globalised neo-liberalism has produced multiple crises – social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Morality Policies in Europe

    Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

    Edited by Christoph Knill

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Citizens vs. Markets

    How Civil Society is Rethinking the Economy in a Time of Crises

    Edited by Lorenzo Fioramonti, Ekkehard Thümler

    After an apparent temporary relief, the financial crisis is back full steam. The ‘double dip’ has turned into a full-blown meltdown of financial markets, public budgets and, by and large, democratic accountability. This global crisis is a fundamental wake-up call: a signal that our conventional...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge