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Courses - Fall 2019
PLCY
Public Policy
PLCY203
Liberty and Justice for All: Ethics and Moral Issues in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will broaden their understanding of the moral dimensions of public policy as well as their own individual moral perspective. Discussions will include the ideal of a just society, and the place of liberty and equality in it, while focusing on contemporary theories of ethics and justice. It will develop students' appreciation of the ethical challenges unique to the public service sector while building their skills in ethical analysis and decision-making. We will explore the increasing ethical challenges in a world in which technology, global risks, and societal developments are accelerating faster than our understanding can keep pace. A framework for ethical decision-making underpins the course.