Thompson, Dennis F. (Dennis Frank) 1940-
Most widely held works by Dennis F Thompson
Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,772 libraries worldwide
In this book, Dennis Thompson argues that the growing demand for accountability in an increasingly complicated political environment has rendered traditional codes of conduct inadequate. Shifting the focus from individual corruption to institutional corruption, the author shows how the institution itself is posing new ethical challenges and how the complexity of the environment in which members work creates new occasions for corruption and invites more calls for accountability. Thompson moves the discussion beyond bribery, extortion, and personal gain to the world of implicit understandings, ambiguous favors, and political advantage. He examines several major ethics cases of recent years, including the cases of David Durenberger, the Keating Five, and former House Speaker James Wright.
Democracy and disagreement by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The din and deadlock of public life in America - where insults are traded, slogans proclaimed, and self-serving deals are made and unmade - reveal the deep disagreement that pervades our democracy. The disagreement is not only political but also moral, as citizens and their representatives increasingly take extreme and intransigent positions. A better kind of public discussion is needed, and Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson provide an eloquent argument for "deliberative democracy" today. They develop a principled framework for opponents to come together on moral and political issues.
John Stuart Mill and representative government by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Political ethics and public office by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
The democratic citizen: social science and democratic theory in the twentieth century by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Presents a balanced assessment of the current state and future possiblities of democratic citizenship in Britain and America.
Redeeming American political thought by Judith N Shklar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought.
Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
"The 2000 election showed that the mechanics of voting, such as ballot design, can make a critical difference in the accuracy and fairness of our elections. But as Dennis F. Thompson shows, even more fundamental issues must be addressed to insure that our electoral system is just." "Thompson argues that three central democratic principles - equal respect, free choice, and popular sovereignty - underlie our electoral institutions and should inform any assessment of the justice of elections. Although we may all endorse these principles in theory, Thompson shows that in practice we disagree about their meaning and application. He shows how they create conflicts among basic values across a broad spectrum of electoral controversies, from disagreements about term limits and primaries to disputes about recounts and presidential electors." "Accessible and wide ranging, Just Elections masterfully weaves together the philosophical, legal, and political aspects of the electoral process. Anyone who wants to understand the deeper issues at stake in American elections and the consequences that follow them will need to read it."--Jacket.
Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissions ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
"The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best -- or only -- way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent future conflict. Others question whether a restorative justice that sets the guilty free, that cleanses society by words alone, can deter future abuses and allow victims and their families to heal. Here, leading philosophers, lawyers, social scientists, and activists representing several perspectives look at the process of truth commissioning in general and in post-apartheid South Africa. They ask whether the truth commission, as a method of seeking justice after conflict, is fair, moral, and effective in bringing about reconciliation. The authors weigh the virtues and failings of truth commissions, especially the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in their attempt to provide restorative rather than retributive justice. They examine, among other issues, the use of reparations as social policy and the granting of amnesty in exchange for testimony. Most of the contributors praise South Africa's decision to trade due process for the kinds of truth that permit closure. But they are skeptical that such revelations produce reconciliation, particularly in societies that remain divided after a compromise peace with no single victor, as in El Salvador. Ultimately, though, they find the truth commission to be a worthy if imperfect instrument for societies seeking to say "never again" with confidence. At a time when truth commissions have been proposed for Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, East Timor, Cambodia, Nigeria, Palestine, and elsewhere, the authors' conclusion that restorative justice provides positive gains could not be more important." -- Back cover.
Restoring responsibility : ethics in government, business, and healthcare by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
In this important collection Thompson argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. He suggests that we should stop thinking so much about public ethics in terms of individual vices and start thinking about it more in terms of institutional vices.
Ethics and politics : cases and comments ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
[This is] a casebook that helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy ... 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. -http://www.wadsworth.com.
Why deliberative democracy by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact. Two prominent voices in the ongoing discussion are Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. In Why Deliberative Democracy?, they move the debate forward beyond their influential book, Democracy and Disagreement. What exactly is deliberative democracy? Why is it more defensible than its rivals? By offering clear answers to these timely questions, Gutmann and Thompson illuminate the theory and practic.
La ética política y el ejercicio de cargos públicos by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Political participation : a study for the Project on Education in the Ethical Issues of Political Life by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The democratic citizen : social science and democratic theory in the twentieth century ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
La ética política y el ejercicio de los cargos públicos by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Restoring responsibility ethics in government, business, and healthcare by Dennis Frank Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Political ethics and public office ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ethics and politics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ethics in congress : from individual to institutionnal corruption by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Both judge and party : why congressional ethics committees are unethical by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Administrative responsibility Amnesty Apartheid Business ethics Case studies Citizenship Compromise (Ethics) Considerations on representative government (Mill, John Stuart) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cybernetics Democracy Democracy--Philosophy Election districts Elections Employees Ethics Forums (Discussion and debate) History Human rights Hume, David,--1711-1776 Medical ethics New York (State)--New York Political corruption Political ethics Political participation Political science Politics, Practical Privacy, Right of Reconciliation Representative government and representation Responsibility Skepticism Social psychology South Africa South Africa.--Truth and Reconciliation Commission Truth commissions United States United States.--Congress
Thompson, Dennis, 1940-
Thompson, Dennis Frank
Thompson, Dennis Frank, 1940-