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The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The traditional understandings that structure the relationships between public servants and the wider political system are said to have undergone considerable change. But what are these formalized ... More


In Praise of Blame

George Sher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Blame is an unpopular and neglected notion: it goes against the grain of a therapeutically oriented culture and has been far less discussed by philosophers than such related notions as responsibility ... More


The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Douglas Husak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585038
eISBN:
9780191723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Husak reprints 15 of his earlier essays in the philosophy of criminal law (and add two previously unpublished pieces) collected from philosophy journals, law reviews, and book chapters. These ... More


How Public Service Bargains Change and Fall

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores how public service bargains can weaken or collapse, focusing on the ways in which different types of bargain provide incentives for different ways of cheating and strategic ... More


Public Service Managerialism and Public Service Bargains: Control, Blame Avoidance, and Cheating

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses the public service bargain perspective to analyze the contemporary theme of managerialism and demands for changing controls over public services. It shows what managerialism means ... More


Responsibility for Justice

Iris Marion Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

When the noted political philosopher Iris Marion Young died in 2006, her death was mourned as the passing of “one of the most important political philosophers of the past quarter-century” (Cass ... More


Regime Development Under Pressure: Staged Retreats and Lateral Mutations

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Moves away from explaining the comparative statics of risk regulation regimes and explores what happens when regimes are under pressure to change, and, in particular, when they are under presure for ... More


Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness

George Sher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389197
eISBN:
9780199866724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389197.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To be responsible for their acts, agents must both act voluntarily and in some sense know what they are doing. Of these requirements, the voluntariness condition has been much discussed, but the ... More


Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Nomy Arpaly

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195152043
eISBN:
9780199785780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a positive theory of moral worth. Chapter 1 examines the complexities of moral life that appear to differ from the paradigmatic cases of moral psychology. Chapter 2 argues against ... More


Conversation and the Scope of Moral Responsibility

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter attends to questions of scope. The conversational theory explains blaming on analogy with a conversational response. Central to the explanation is the relation between blamer and blamed. ... More


Shaping the Normative Landscape

David Owens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book affirms the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. These are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative ... More


Deontologism

Michael Bergmann

in Justification without Awareness: A Defense of Epistemic Externalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199275748
eISBN:
9780191603907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275742.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on whether deontologism — the view that justification is to be understood in terms of concepts such as duty, obligation, and blame — entails internalism. If it does, then ... More


The Regime Perspective in Risk Regulation: Implications for Policy and Institutional Design

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Rehearses what the regime perspective can do for enhancing our understanding of how risk regulation varies, works, and fails. Drawing on the preceeding analysis, the chapter identifies three key ... More


Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753673
eISBN:
9780199918829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753673.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A collection of fifteen new papers on themes from the philosophy of T. M. Scanlon. The contributions include discussions of issues in metaethics and the theory of value (reasons and reasoning, ... More


Introduction

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter sets the stage for a discussion of blame by asking how a world that did not contain it would differ from our world. The chapter poses the problems that the remainder of the book attempts ... More


When Good People Do Bad Things

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the Humean thesis that agents can only be blamed for their bad acts insofar as those acts are manifestations of defects in their characters. Several versions of this thesis are ... More


The Structure of Blameworthy Action

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter exploits the insight that emerged in the previous chapter — that a bad act may be rooted in an agent’s character without manifesting a defect in that character — to explain how an act’s ... More


Blame for Traits

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main thesis of this chapter is that agents can be blamed for their bad traits as well as for their bad acts. Because we often cannot help being the sorts of people we are, this thesis is ... More


What Blame Is Not

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks what blaming someone adds to believing that he has acted badly. It examines three of the most popular accounts of the additional element: roughly, those which construe it as a ... More


What Blame Is

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a new account of what blame adds to the belief that someone has acted badly. According to the proposed account, the additional element consists of a set of dispositions (to ... More


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