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Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments

Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments
Author: Amy Gutmann - Dennis F. Thompson
ISBN 13: 9780534626457
ISBN 10: 534626459
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2005-03-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 559
List Price: $156.95

Gutmann (University of Pennsylvania) and Thompson (Harvard University) offer a casebook for courses in ethics, political behavior, and public policy, featuring scenarios derived from actual decisions. Cases in the first part of the book scrutinize the morally questionable means used to achieve political goals, such as violence, deception, and secrecy, and cases in the second part illustrate the ethical problems of determining the goals of public policy, with treatment of areas such as distributive justice and equal opportunity. The Iran-Contra Affair, the Iraq attack, and stem cell research are a few of the issues examined. Recommended readings, section introductions, case comments, and discussion questions are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR