Honest Politicsprovides 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, lobbyists and "dirty hands." 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. Contents: 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
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