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Just Results : Ethical Foundations for Policy Analysis - 98 edition

Just Results : Ethical Foundations for Policy Analysis (ISBN10: 0878406670; ISBN13: 9780878406678)
ISBN13: 978-0878406678
ISBN10: 0878406670

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0878406661
ISBN10: 0878406662

Summary: In ''Just Results'', Ralph D. Ellis provides an authoritative solution to one of the major problems in the field of public policy. Until now, analysts and planners have had no practical or accurate means of incorporating qualitative social concerns into the traditional quantitative formulas used in policy making. By introducing a justice factor -- a quantitative measure for social values -- Ellis opens the door for more balanced policy decisions.Using concrete, real-world examples, E
llis shows how policy analysts can better account for the use value -- or practical measurable utility -- of universally agreed-upon social benefits such as life, health, safety, and environmental preservation when making cost-benefit analyses. In this way, policymakers, and by extension, society as a whole, can avoid making unjust tradeoffs between important social values and comparatively frivolous economic benefits.Drawing on philosophical works on justice from Kant through John Rawls, this book is informed by a theoretical defense of distributive justice that emphasizes diminishing marginal utility, thus favoring the poor. ''Just Results'' is a stimulating and highly applicable book that will be of great interest to philosophers, political scientists, policy analysts and planners.
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Summary: In ''Just Results'', Ralph D. Ellis provides an authoritative solution to one of the major problems in the field of public policy. Until now, analysts and planners have had no practical or accurate means of incorporating qualitative social concerns into the traditional quantitative formulas used in policy making. By introducing a justice factor -- a quantitative measure for social values -- Ellis opens the door for more balanced policy decisions.Using concrete, real-world examples, Ellis shows how policy analysts can better account for the use value -- or practical measurable utility -- of universally agreed-upon social benefits such as life, health, safety, and environmental preservation when making cost-benefit analyses. In this way, policymakers, and by extension, society as a whole, can avoid making unjust tradeoffs between important social values and comparatively frivolous economic benefits.Drawing on philosophical works on justice from Kant through John Rawls, this book is informed by a theoretical defense of distributive justice that emphasizes diminishing marginal utility, thus favoring the poor. ''Just Results'' is a stimulating and highly applicable book that will be of great interest to philosophers, political scientists, policy analysts and planners. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No



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