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The Public Clash of Private Values The Politics of Morality Policy by Christopher Z. Mooney

The Public Clash of Private Values The Politics of Morality Policy


The Public Clash of Private Values The Politics of Morality Policy by Christopher Z. Mooney

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.

About the Author

Christopher Z. Mooney is a professor of political studies with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Mooney studies U.S. state politics and policy, with special focus on legislative decision making, morality policy, and legislative term limits. He is the founding editor of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the premier academic journal in its field and has published dozens of articles and books, including Lobbying Illinois - How You Can Make a Difference in Public Policy. Prior to arriving at UIS in 1999, he taught at West Virginia University and the University of Essex in the United Kingdom

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Publication date

15th August 1999


Christopher Z. Mooney

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Chatham House Publishers Inc.,U.S. an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc


243 pages


Ethical issues & debates
Politics & government



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