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Politics and morality

Author: Susan Mendus
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009.
Series: Themes for the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can politicians be morally good or is politics destined to involve 'dirty hands' or the loss of integrity, as many modern philosophers claim? In this title, Susan Mendus seeks to address these important questions to assess whether this apparent tension between morality and politics is real and, if so, why.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Mendus
ISBN: 9780745629674 0745629679 0745629687 9780745629681
OCLC Number: 144559274
Description: viii, 130 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Integrity --
Political integrity --
Integrity and utilitarianism --
Integrity and pluralism --
Integrity and social roles.
Series Title: Themes for the 21st century.
Responsibility: Susan Mendus.

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Public disenchantment with politics has become a key feature of the world in which we live. In this book, Susan Mendus asks if politicians can be morally good or whether politics is destined to  Read more...

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