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- DescriptionIn this book, Seumas Miller examines the moral foundations of contemporary social institutions. Offering an original general theory of social institutions, he posits that all social institutions exist to realize various collective ends, indeed, to produce collective goods. He analyses key concepts such as collective responsibility and institutional corruption. Miller also provides distinctive special theories of particular institutions, including governments, welfare agencies, universities, police organizations, business corporations, and communications and information techlogy entities. These theories are philosophical and, thus, foundational and syptic in character. They are rmative accounts of a sampling of contemporary social institutions, t descriptive accounts of all social institutions, both past and present. Miller also addresses various ethical challenges confronting contemporary institutional designers and policymakers, including the revation of the international financial system, the 'dumbing down' of the media, the challenge of world poverty, and human rights infringements by security agencies combating global terrorism.
- Author BiographySeumas Miller is Foundation Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University. He is the author of a number of books, including Social Action: A Teleological Account, Corruption and Anti-Corruption (with P. Roberts and E. Spence), Ethical Issues in Policing (with J. Blackler), and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy.
- Author(s)Professor Seumas Miller
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication28/12/2009
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Weight620 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine28 mm
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