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The Library of Contemporary Essays in Political Theory and Public Policy: The Library of Contemporary Essays in Political Theory and Public Policy


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Public Ethics

Public Ethics

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo, Richard Bellamy
May 28, 2010

Political realists are accustomed to argue that ethical considerations have no place in public affairs. This is always a debatable view: realism habitually employs a crude utilitarian morality rather than being totally amoral, and ethical considerations have continued to play an ever more prominent...

Political Accountability

Political Accountability

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo, Richard Bellamy
May 28, 2010

Political accountability forms a cornerstone of modern democracy: it directs the political system towards the public interest and allows the exercise of the principles of autonomy and self-determination that lie at the core of democratic politics. Sadly, existing democracies, with their large,...

From Government to Governance

From Government to Governance

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo, Richard Bellamy
May 28, 2010

Neoliberal reforms and globalization have deeply transformed the state and set in motion a momentous shift from 'government' to 'governance'. Governance entails a move away from traditional hierarchical forms of organization and the adoption of network forms. It also entails a revision of the...

Citizenship

Citizenship

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo, Richard Bellamy
May 26, 2010

Interest in citizenship has never been greater. Politicians of all stripes stress its importance, as do church leaders, captains of industry and every kind of campaigning group. Yet, despite this popularity, the nature and even the very possibility of citizenship has never been more contested. Is...

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