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The Subject, Approach and Distinctiveness of Public Ethics

THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS IN POLITICAL THEORY AND PUBLIC POLICY, R. Bellamy and A. Palumbo, eds., Ashgate, pp. ix-xx, 2010

20 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2010  

Richard Bellamy

University College London - Department of Political Science; European University Institute

Date Written: April 7, 2010

Abstract

This introduction to a collection of classic articles explores different views on the subject, approach and distinctiveness of public ethics. It defends a view that sees politics as a distinctive ethical sphere to be understood in contextual terms, with 'dirty hands' the defining issue of public ethics.

Keywords: public ethics, dirty hands

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Bellamy, Richard, The Subject, Approach and Distinctiveness of Public Ethics (April 7, 2010). THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS IN POLITICAL THEORY AND PUBLIC POLICY, R. Bellamy and A. Palumbo, eds., Ashgate, pp. ix-xx, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1585793

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