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Honest Politics

Seeking Integrity in Canadian Political Life

By Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman

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Honest Politics provides a framework for distinguishing right from wrong in politics and supplies some ideas for ensuring that ethical decision-making can be enforced.
Greene and Shugarman look at the ethical issues raised by conflicts of interest, patronage, party financing, and lobbyists. They discuss a variety of high-profile cases, including Bill Vander Zalm and Fantasy Gardens, Ralph Klein and Multi-Corp, and Kim Campbell and the Pearson Airport deal.
In Honest Politics, the authors assert that honesty in public life is not an impossible goal but something we can demand and achieve.

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Ethics and the Principles of Democracy
2 Ethical Duties
3 Ethical Problems in Public Life
4 Conflict-of-Interest Cases
5 Undue Influence: Party Financing and Lobbyists
6 Ethics Commissions
7 Dirty Hands
8 In Pursuit of Honest Politics
Appendix I: Workshops on Ethical Politics
Appendix II: Excerpts from Codes of Conduct
Appendix III: Opinions of Ethics Commissioners
Notes
Selected References
Index

"Their defence is well crafted...and deserves a look from political theorists wondering how to address students' cynicism or to exemplify democratic principles in action. The authors' careful consideration of difficult challenges to specific applications and abuses of these principles and duties regularly imbues them with practical and subtle meaning in a way that theoretical elaboration would not.
Wide use of this book in undergraudate politics courses, and by rookie and veteran Canadian legislators alike, is justified on its substantial merits alone."

- David Laycock Canadian Journal of Political Science

"This book makes some sensible suggestions for improving standards in Canadian public life."

- William Christian Record

"Honest Politics should be read by all who are interested in that sphere."

- Tom Loran Phoenix Star

"The book is both a theoretical framework and an operations manual to guide the ethical conduct of public office holders."

- Patrick Boyer Literary Review of Canada

"The authors seem to believe that honesty in politics is possible... recommended reading."

- R.J. Love Fredericton Daily Gleaner

"This extended survey of political faux pas is good fun... and will serve political science students well as an essential primer."

- Paul Wells Quill and Quire

"In this timely and well-written book, the authors argue that honest in political life is not impossible. This valuable book is intended mainly for a university audience, bu politicians, public servants, and citizens in general could profit from reading it as well."

- Paul Thomas Canadian Book Review Annual

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 262 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9781550285345
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text, 262 pages
Publication Date: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552779569
Format: EPUB

Imprint: Lorimer


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