Ethics in Government, Business, and Healthcare
By (author) Dennis Frank Thompson
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Restoring Responsibility by Dennis Frank Thompson
Book DescriptionIn this important collection of essays Dennis Thompson argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. He suggests that we should stop thinking so much about public ethics in terms of individual vices (such as selfishness or sexual misconduct) and start thinking about it more in terms of institutional vices (such as abuse of power and lack of accountability). Combining theory and practice with many concrete examples and proposals for reform, these essays could be used in courses in applied ethics or political theory and will be read by professionals and graduate students in schools of political science, public policy, law, public health, journalism and business.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521838306
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dennis Frank Thompson
Spirit of Compromise, Paperback (May 2014)
To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis - dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. This book shows why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving it, and how citizens can make defensible compromises more likely.
Democratic Citizen, Paperback (February 2010)
This study examines the implications of empirical studies with reference to various strands of American and British democratic theory.
Just Elections, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Dennis Frank Thompson
The 2000 election showed that the mechanies of voting, such as ballot design, can make a critical difference in the accuracy and fairness of our elections. But as Dennis F. Thompson persuasively shows, more fundamental issues must be addressed to ensure that our electoral system is fair.
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Author Biography - Dennis Frank Thompson
Dennis F. Thompson is Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy and Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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