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The Principles of Public Policy

Ian Malcolm David Little

in Ethics, Economics, and Politics

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257041
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601293 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257043.003.0012
 The Principles of Public Policy

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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

Chapter.  8264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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