Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall

Education Policy and the Limits of Technocracy
Introduction Technical expertise has obvious value. We are all better off because of the specialized knowledge possessed by physicians, engineers, economists, and others. Expertise, however, is such a fundamental organizing principle that we often...
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Environmentalism: Death and Resurrection
Introduction An editorial in The Economist magazine quipped that the modern environmental movement borrows its underlying narrative from Christian thought. "There is a Garden of Eden (unspoiled nature), a fall (economic development), the usual moral...
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Teaching the Bible in the Public Schools: Reading the Bible as Literature
Introduction As witnessed by a recent Time magazine cover story on so-called "religious literacy," there is increased interest in teaching the Bible in public schools. In principle, this is Constitutionally permissible. Thus, in School District...
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The Deliberative Democracy Handbook: Strategies for Effective Civic Engagement in the 21st Century
The Deliberative Democracy Handbook: Strategies for Effective Civic Engagement in the 21st Century "The Deliberative Democracy Handbook is a terrific resource for democratic practitioners and theorists alike. It combines rich case material from...
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The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens: A Nonpartisan Clarion Call for Civic Renewal to Restore American Democracy
The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens A nonpartisan clarion call for civic renewal to restore American democracy We need young people to be civically engaged in order to define and address public problems....
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The Gospel According to Conservation Biology
Introduction The Society for Conservation Biology was founded in 1985 and its influential journal, Conservation Biology, was established soon thereafter in 1987. Subsequently, programs for the study of conservation biology were created at a number...
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