Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447323822 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447323815 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Morality and Public Policy

Clem Henricson

Morality and Public Policy

Clem Henricson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447323822 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447323815 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Morality and public policy have long had a complicated, tense relationship—the product, at least in part, of growing secularism and unclear lines between the state and questions of morality. This book looks at that tension and explores ways that both scholars and practitioners can enhance the capability of public policy to understand moral questions, respond flexibly and quickly to changes in social mores, and take account of different cultural contexts that could lead to unexpected responses to particular policies. It is the best look we’ve had yet at the moral core of public policy—what it is and what it could be.
Contents

Introduction: Why we need a better connection between morality and public policy
Moral perspectives to be addressed in an inclusive public policy
Synergies and tensions: Morality as an accommodation of human impulses in different cultural contexts
The challenges and benefits of a new role for public policy
Managing morality: a public policy analytical tool
Conclusion 

Review Quotes
Matthew Taylor, CEO, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK
“Henricson eschews the simplistic polarizations that so often characterize the discussion of morality in the public sphere. Her engaging book combines a subtle and balanced analysis with a convincing case that policy makers can and should do morality better.”
Kimmo Jokinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
“An original analysis of the connections between moral sphere and public policy. Henricson has produced a book of major significance to our understanding of how governments should do morality.”
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