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The Public Clash of Private Values
New York : Seven Bridges Press, LLC, 2001
H97 .P776 2001
Abortion, capital pumishment, gambling, homosexual rights, pornography, physician-assisted suicide, sex education - these are among the most controversial and widely discussed issues facing public policymakers today. All involve controversial questions of first principle that render public policy no less than legal sanctions of right and wrong, or morality policy. Mooney brings together top researchers in the field to explore the unique characteristics and politics of morality policy. Each contributor assesses how the unique characteristics of morality policy affect the policymaking prcess in a particular case. The authors' answers to this question are at once intriguing and important, and raise further provocative questions for both research and public policy.
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