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Honest Politics: Seeking Integrity in Canadian Political Life [Paperback]

Ian Greene , David P. Shugarman
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Jan. 1 1997
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

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"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)

"The authors seem to believe that honesty in politics is possible... recommended reading." (R.J. Love Fredericton Daily Gleaner)

"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)

"Honest Politics should be read by all who are interested in that sphere." (Tom Loran Phoenix Star)

"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)

"This book makes some sensible suggestions for improving standards in Canadian public life." (William Christian Record)

"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)

About the Author

IAN GREENE teaches political science at York University.

DAVID P. SHUGARMAN teaches political science at York University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Canada's classic on Parliamentary ethics July 26 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Must read book for anyone interested in political ethics.
Excellent analysis of various ethics scandals from the mid-80s
to the mid-90s both at the federal and provincial level.
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