Ethics, Economics and Politics
Principles of Public Policy
By (author) I. M. D. Little
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Ethics, Economics and Politics by I. M. D. Little
Book DescriptionThis book studies the interfaces of ethics, economics, and politics. Public policy issues involve all three of these subjects. Although it may be seen as suggesting the nucleus of a joint university course, the book is accessible to and should interest all those concerned with political decisions. Any such decision needs a criterion for judging whether one action or outcome is better than another. Even a dictator must to some extent be concerned about the economic elfare of the citizens; and a democratic government more so. But how is a person's economic welfare to be judged? Furthermore, any political decision affects the economic welfare of different people differently. How then is the welfare of a community to be judged? This is an ethical question. Underlying any coherent public policy there must be a relevant moral code.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199257041
(224mm x 144mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author I. M. D. Little
Concentration in British Industry, Paperback (June 2011)
1960 study of concentration data covering almost all of British industry, made available by the Board of Trade.
Ethics, Economics, and Politics, Paperback (November 2003)
Explains how the three disciplines of philosophy, economics, and politics can be integrated to provide guidance on issues of public policy. This work is intended for those interested in public affairs and students taking an interdisciplinary course in social science.
Critique of Welfare Economics, Hardback (September 2002)
A Critique of Welfare Economics is concerned with the exposition, criticism, and appreciation of the theory of economic welfare as it had been developed. The Critique benefits from a new preface in which the author assesses the contribution that it made in the light of subsequent literature in the area.
Collection and Recollections, Hardback (January 1999)» View all books by I. M. D. Little
An insight into the personal and intellectual development of Professor Ian Little, a significant contributor to economics in the post-war era. This text contains both the articles of his working life and autobiographical chapters.
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Author Biography - I. M. D. Little
I.M.D. Little is Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He was made an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford in 1999. During his career he has held fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford, Trinity College, Oxford, and from 1971-7 was Professor of Economics of Underdeveloped Countries at the University of Oxford. Professor Little made his mark on theoretical economics with A Critique of Welfare Economics first published in 1950 by OUP.
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