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A Teaching Topic in Ethics and Accountability

Ethics and Morality

This topic introduces students to the ethical and moral implications of policy decision-making.

Recommended Reading (University of Toronto PPG-1001)

Anderson, Charles. 1979. “The Place of Principles in Policy Analysis.” American Political Science Review 73: 711-23. American Political Science Review 87, 2: 334-47.

Kelman, Steven. 1981. “Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique.” Regulation 5, 1: 33-40.

Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis. 2011. A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution. Princeton University Press.

Gillroy, John Martin and Maurice Wade, eds. 1992. The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice: Beyond the Market Paradigm. Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh Press.

Ontario Ministry of Finance. 2012. Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services Final Report (Drummond Report).

Pinker, Steven. 2008. “The Moral Instinct.” The New York Times Magazine, 13 January, 32-58.

Sen, Amartya. 2000. “The Discipline of Cost-Benefit Analysis.” The Journal of Legal Studies 29: 931-952.

Specter, Michael. 2003. “The Vaccine.” The New Yorker (3 February).

Stein, Janice Gross. The Cult of Efficiency. Toronto: Anansi Press, 2001.

Stout, Lynn. 2010. Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Source: PPG-1001 Syllabus, 2013.

Page created by: Ben Eisen, last updated 23 February 2013.





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