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Ethics, economics, and politics : principles of public policy

Author: I M D Little
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Little offers a new defence of a rule-based utilitarianism as a basis for assessing the role of the State and explains how the three disiplines of philosophy, economics and politics can be integrated to provide guidance on issues of public policy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I M D Little
ISBN: 0199257043 9780199257041 019926872X 9780199268726
OCLC Number: 49959322
Description: xvi, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I: Economics and philosophy --
1. Personal utility and welfare --
2. Collective utility and welfare --
3. Welfare economics --
II: Politics and philosophy --
4. The role of the state --
5. Utilitarianism: theory and applications --
6. Utilitarianism, justice, and equality --
7. Contractarianism --
8. Communitarianism --
III: Economics and politics --
9. Games, conventions, and public goods --
10. Positive political economy --
Normative political economy --
IV: Ethics, economics, and politics --
12. The principles of public policy.
Responsibility: I.M.D. Little.
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The reader is introduced to the classics of the PPE literature of the past fifty years ... Little comes across as an eminently sensible economist, a person of experience and sound judgement. Robert Read more...

 
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