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Political Ethics and Public Office Hardcover – October 5, 1987

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Immediately upon publication, this becomes the text of choice for courses on the ethics of public officials...The major theme for which the book will be widely noticed and long remembered [is the] aim 'to preserve the essentials of the traditional idea of personal responsibility against the pressures of organizational life. (Political Theory)

The discussions throughout are careful and measured, conversant with a wide literature, and full of useful distinctions that allow many stalemates and logjams in the public understanding of political ethics to be bypassed or broken through...Even if readers are unconvinced by Thompson's particular views, they will find in the essays indispensable tools for mounting alternative conclusions. (American Political Science Review)

This is an important book, not only for its ground breaking contribution to the study of political ethics, but also more broadly, for its contributions to democratic theory. It should be of use to a wide range of political scientists as well as members of other academic disciplines. (Perspective)

Thompson's book...sensitively and carefully probe[s] the implications of incorporating notions of 'personal responsibility' in our assessment of moral political life. (Michigan Law Review)

About the Author

Dennis Thompson is Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy and Associate Provost at Harvard University. He is the author of The Democratic Citizen: Social Science and Democratic Theory in the Twentieth Century, John Stuart Mill and Representative Government, and coauthor (with Amy Gutmann) of Democracy and Disagreement.
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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (October 5, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674686055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674686052
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,382,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was an assigned book but it reads clearly and prepares you well to discuss ethics.
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Every politician should be MADE to read this, especially Hillary and Bill Clinton!
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