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Thompson, Dennis F. (Dennis Frank) 1940-

Works: 41 works in 179 publications in 4 languages and 10,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JA79, 364.13230973
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Most widely held works by Dennis F Thompson
Ethics in Congress from individual to institutional corruption by Dennis F Thompson ( )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,623 WorldCat member 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 )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gutmann and Thompson show how a deliberative democracy can address some of our most difficult controversies - from abortion and affirmative action to health care and welfare - and can allow diverse groups separated by class, race, religion, and gender to reason together. Their work goes beyond that of most political theorists and social scientists by exploring both the principles for reasonable argument and their application to actual cases. Not only do the authors suggest how deliberative democracy can work, they also show why improving our collective capacity for moral argument is better than referring all disagreements to procedural politics or judicial institutions. Democracy and Disagreement presents a compelling approach to how we might resolve some of our most trying moral disagreements and live with those that will inevitably persist, on terms that all of us can respect
John Stuart Mill and representative government by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political ethics and public office by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The democratic citizen: social science and democratic theory in the twentieth century by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a balanced assessment of the current state and future possiblities of democratic citizenship in Britain and America
Ethics and politics : cases and comments by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and German and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissions by Robert I Rotberg ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member 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
Why deliberative democracy? by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member 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
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? In this book, the authors connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing, the permanent campaign, in American democracy today. They show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise, standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments, the compromising mindset, that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents. It is a mindset that helps politicians appreciate and take advantage of opportunities for desirable compromise. The authors propose changes in our political institutions, processes, and mindsets that would encourage a better balance between campaigning and governing
Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member 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
Redeeming American political thought by Judith N Shklar ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought
Restoring responsibility : ethics in government, business, and healthcare by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dennis Thompson argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. Thompson suggests that we stop thinking about public ethics in terms of individual vices (such as selfishness or sexual misconduct) and start thinking about it in terms of institutional vices (such as abuse of power and lack of accountability)
La ética política y el ejercicio de cargos públicos by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shang yi min zhu by Ge te man ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Stuart Mill and representative government by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Min zhu yu fen qi by Amy Gutmann ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluation of pharmacy literature : Phar 3503 by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The democratic citizen by Dennis F Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Thompson, Dennis
Thompson, Dennis, 1940-
Thompson, Dennis F.
Thompson, Dennis Frank
Thompson, Dennis Frank, 1940-
English (145)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
German (1)