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Ethics, Economics, and PoliticsPrinciples of Public Policy$
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I. M. D. Little

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257041

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199257043.001.0001

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The Principles of Public Policy

The Principles of Public Policy

(p.131) 12 The Principles of Public Policy
Ethics, Economics, and Politics

Ian Malcolm David Little

Oxford University Press

This chapter is essentially a summary of the book, which is described as a study of the interfaces of ethics, economics, and politics. A coherent public policy presupposes a moral code, and involves all three of these subjects. The author's philosophical position is described. Criteria for public production are proposed. More generally, the proper role of government and the limits to its responsibilities are suggested.

Keywords:   moral code, public policy, role of government

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