Item description for Just Results: Ethical Foundations for Policy Analysis by Ralph D. Ellis...
In "Just Results," Ralph E. 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 policymaking. 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.
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Studio: Georgetown University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1998
Publisher Georgetown University Press
ISBN 0878406670 ISBN13 9780878406678
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More About Ralph D. Ellis
Ellis is professor of philosophy at Clark Atlanta University.
Ralph D. Ellis currently resides in the state of Georgia. Ralph D. Ellis has an academic affiliation as follows - Clark Atlanta University Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Clark Atlan.