The Public Clash of Private Values: The Politics of Morality Policy


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kenneth J. Meier
  • Donley T. Studlar
  • Henry R. Glick
  • Amy Hutchinson
  • Paul J. Fabrizio
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001


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