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Ethical issues in government

Author: Norman E Bowie
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, ©1981.
Series: Philosophical monographs (Philadelphia)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features essays written by philosophers, who consider four questions that can face America: Should legislators serve constituents or conscience? What are the proper bounds of government regulation?  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman E Bowie
ISBN: 0877221650 9780877221654
OCLC Number: 6735628
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 251 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Should legislators serve constituents or conscience?: Burking a mill / Peter A. Finch --
The extent to which legislators should serve their consciences or their constituents / Gerald C. MacCallum, Jr. --
Representation: the duties of a peculiar station / Lisa H. Newton --
What ought the representative represent? / James O. Grunebaum --
Two concepts of democracy / Holly Smith Goldman --
Legislators and the morality of their constituents / Elizabeth L. Beardsley --
pt. 2. The proper bounds of government regulation: The proper bounds of government regulation / Lawrence C. Becker --
Rawlsian economic justice and the proper bounds of government regulation / Rex Martin --
Rawlsian economic rights versus pure procedural justice: a comment on Martin / Eric Mack --
pt. 3. The adequacy of cost-benefit analysis: Cost-benefit analysis and public policy formulation / Vincent Vaccaro --
The moral adequacy of cost-benefit analysis as the basis for government regulation of research / Tom L. Beauchamp --
Cost-benefit analysis under the constraint of meeting needs / David Braybrooke and Peter K. Schotch --
A critique of Beauchamp and Braybrooke-Schotch / John Byrne --
pt. 4. The government's responsibility to inform the public: The government's responsibility to inform the public / Hugo Adam Bedau --
Democracy and the responsibility to inform the public / Joseph Margolis.
Series Title: Philosophical monographs (Philadelphia)
Responsibility: edited by Norman E. Bowie.

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"[These] excellent essays by leading analytical philosophers should be very useful to political scientists as well as other philosophers and students." --Joel Feinberg

 
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