Honest Politics

Seeking Integrity in Canadian Political Life

by Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman

Honest Politics provides a framework for distinguishing right from wrong in politics and supplies some ideas for ensuring that ethical decision-making can be enforced.

Honest Politics provides a framework for distinguishing right from wrong in politics and supplies some ideas for ensuring that ethical decision-making can be enforced.

Greene and Shugarman look at the ethical issues raised by conflicts of interest, patronage, party financing, and lobbyists. They discuss a variety of high-profile cases, including Bill Vander Zalm and Fantasy Gardens, Ralph Klein and Multi-Corp, and Kim Campbell and the Pearson Airport deal.

In Honest Politics, the authors assert that honesty in public life is not an impossible goal but something we can demand and achieve.

About the Authors

Ian Greene

IAN GREENE teaches political science at York University.

David P. Shugarman

DAVID P. SHUGARMAN teaches political science at York University.

Reviews

"This extended survey of political faux pas is good fun... and will serve political science students well as an essential primer."
Paul Wells, Quill and Quire
"The authors seem to believe that honesty in politics is possible... recommended reading."
R. J. Love, Fredericton Daily Gleaner
"The book is both a theoretical framework and an operations manual to guide the ethical conduct of public office holders."
Patrick Boyer, Literary Review of Canada

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