Public Ethics Products

  • Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions

    Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

    By Chad B. Newswander

    As first responders to public problems, administrators must survey situations, identify solutions, and occasionally make executive decisions that are binding upon the government as a whole. The ability for administrators to assert claims that orient the government in a particular direction is not…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy

    The politics of becoming adult

    By Sana Nakata

    Debates about children’s rights not only concern those things that children have a right to have and to do but also our broader social and political community, and the moral and political status of the child within it. This book examines children’s rights and citizenship in the USA, UK and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Living in an Age of Mistrust

    An Interdisciplinary Study of Declining Trust and How to Get it Back

    Edited by Andrew I. Yeo, Matthew N. Green

    Trust is a concept familiar to most. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, we experience it on a daily basis. Yet trust is quickly eroding in civic and political life. Americans’ trust in their government has reached all-time lows. The political and social consequences of this decline in trust are…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Justice, Legitimacy, and Diversity

    Political Authority Between Realism and Moralism

    Edited by Emanuela Ceva, Enzo Rossi

    Most contemporary political philosophers take justice—rather than legitimacy—to be the fundamental virtue of political institutions vis-à-vis the challenges of ethical diversity. Justice-driven theorists are primarily concerned with finding mutually acceptable terms to arbitrate the claims of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Against Political Compromise

    Sustaining Democratic Debate

    By Alexander Ruser, Amanda Machin

    Political compromise is emerging as a preferred solution for numerous apparently intractable problems. Many have pointed to the rising degree of political polarisation around issues such as climate change, immigration and abortion. These are ‘wicked problems’ that are clearly not conducive to any…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge

  • Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector

    The Case of Turkey

    By Digdem Soyaltin

    When and to what extent external actors, especially the EU, contribute to induce legal and administrative changes and help domestic authorities address the disconnect between good governance standards and corrupt practices? Comparing external promotion of anti-corruption norms and provisions in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Ashgate
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Legitimacy and Drones

    Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

    By Steven J. Barela

    Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27
    Routledge
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Conceptualizing Politics

    An Introduction to Political Philosophy

    By Furio Cerutti

    Politics is hugely complex. Some try to reduce its complexity by examining it through an ideological worldview, a one-size-fits-all prescriptive formula or a quantitative examination of as many 'facts' as possible. Yet politics cannot be adequately handled as if it were made of cells and particles:…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge

  • Military Robots

    Mapping the Moral Landscape

    By Jai Galliott

    Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • New Essays on Thomas Reid

    Edited by Patrick Rysiew

    Thomas Reid (1710-96) was a contemporary of both David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and a central figure in the Scottish School of Common Sense. Until recently, his work has been largely neglected, and often misunderstood. Like Kant, Reid cited Hume’s Treatise as the main spur to his own philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights

    Life Outside the Pale of the Law

    By Emma Larking

    Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining unauthorised immigrants, and policing migration. Meanwhile, public debate over the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03
    Routledge

  • Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife

    Birdsong After the Storm

    By Margi Prideaux

    The world is entering a period of unprecedented environmental and political change. By mid-century, climate change will cause dramatic ecosystem shifts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species will disappear from the earth including icons like polar bears, gorillas, Asiatic lions and bluefin tuna.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy

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