The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice: Beyond the Market Paradigm (Pitt Series in Policy & Institutional Studies)

The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice: Beyond the Market Paradigm (Pitt Series in Policy & Institutional Studies)

By: Maurice Wade (editor), John Martin Gillroy (editor)Hardback

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Combining philosophy with pratical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles and conventional values to collective decisions. This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used. Although policy analysis has long been dominated by assumptions originally developed for the examination of markets, such as efficiency, these essays by leading scholars explore alternatives to the ""market paradigm"" and show how moral discrimination and choice can extend beyond the individual to encompass public decisions. Chapters by John Martin Gillroy and Maurice Wade review the politicial philosophies of Immanuel Kant and David Hume as backgrounds for the development of modern concepts of public policy choice. They present this anthology as a first step in codifying options, arguments and methods within this important developing area of policy studies.

Contents

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Environmental Regulation, John A Haigh et al; The Methodology of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Ezra J. Mishan and Talbot Page; Policy Science - Analysis or Ideology?, Laurence H. Tribe; Cost-Benefit Analysis, Steven Kelman; Efficiency and Utility, Amrk Sagoff; Utilitarianism and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Alasdair MacIntyre; The Ethical Poverty of Cost-Benefit Methods, John Martin Gillroy; Difficulties in the Economic Analysis of Rights, Charles Fried; Collective Action as an Enforcement of Property Rights, Harold Demsetz; Public Goods, Property Rights and Political Organization, Duncan Snidal; Difficulties in the Notion of Economic Rationality, Russell Hardin; Welfare Economics and the Liberal Tradition, Brian Barry; Public and Private Choice, R.Paul Churchill; Economic and Political Rationality, Stephen L. Elkin; Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic, Mark Sagoff; The Place of Principles in Policy Analysis, Charles W. Anderson; Ethical Principles for Environmental Protection, Robert E. Goodin; Hume's Political Philosophy, Maurice Wade; Intergenerational Justice as Opportunity, Talbot Page; The Inalienability of Autonomy, Arthur Kuflik; A Kantian Argument Supporting Public Policy Choice, John Martin Gillroy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780822936978
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780822936978
  • ISBN10: 0822936976

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