The Public Clash of Private Values
The Politics of Morality Policy
- Christopher Z. Mooney - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
August 1999 | 243 pages | CQ Press
Abortion, capital punishment, gambling, homosexual rights, pornography, physician assisted suicide, and sex education are among the most controversial issues facing public policymakers today. All involve controversial questions of first principle that render public policy no less than legal sanctions of right or wrong, or morality policy. Mooney brings together top researchers in the field to explore the unique characteristics and politics of morality policy. The result is a definition of the current state of knowledge in the field and a guideline for future observation.