POLS 7180X Ethics and Politics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 718.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Ethical issues as they arise within the context of government and politics with the aim of improving students' ability to think ethically about the means and ends of public policy and the behavior of public officials. Such topics as the following will be addressed: the use of deception in public life; the use of citizens as a means to governmental policy and the moral accountability of individual public officials; whistleblowing; and the ethical components in assessing such objectives of government as: distributive justice, equal opportunity, and nuclear deterrence.