The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media

The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media

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With spin often playing an exaggerated role in politics, it is sometimes difficult to understand legal and judicial issues apart from their presentations by the media. This collection of articles combines discussions of ethical issues within and about the news and entertainment industries with descriptions of similar issues in politics. In general, the volume explores the theme of freedom versus responsibility. It can therefore serve as a resource for the person interested in theories of justice and discrimination as well as the depiction of minorities in the media. It's that ability to separate one from the other, and then to think analytically about the specific question at issue, that lies at the heart of Ethics. The book includes 30 articles previously published in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics and three new articles, commissioned especially for this volume. Over half of the previously published articles include updated facts and bibliographic citations. New articles include Media Ethics, Overview, War Reporting, and Privacy vs. Public Right to Know.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 335 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 22mm | 284g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121662551
  • 9780121662554

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"The volume is a godsend to journalism, political science, history, and film and television departments... The subjects treated, coupled with the bibliographies and other additional helps, make this tool a first choice when beginning research in this area." --AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL
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About Professor Ruth Chadwick

Ruth Chadwick graduated with first class Honours Literae Humaniores (Philosophy and Greek and Latin Literature) from the University of Oxford, and then went on to take the B.Phil. in Philosophy. She was awarded her D.Phil. on The Ethics of Eugenics and Genetic Engineering, supervised by Jonathan Glover. She completed an LL.B. (externally) at the University of London. She held positions at the University of Liverpool, St. Martins College, Lancaster, and University of Wales, Cardiff, before taking up her post as Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire. In June 1995 she became Head of the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University, a position she still holds. She has coordinated a number of multinational and multidisciplinary research projects funded by the European Union: Ethical Implications of Human Genome Analysis for Clinical Practice in Medical Genetics, with Special Reference to Genetic Counselling (1992); EUROSCREEN: Genetic Screening--Ethical and Philosophical Perspectives (19941996); BIOCULT: Cultural and Social Objections to Biotechnology, with Special Reference to the View of Young People (1995); EUROSCREEN 2: Genetic Screening--Towards Community Policy on Insurance, Commercialisation and Public Awareness (19961999). Her publications include the four volume edited collection, Kant: Critical Assessments (1992); Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control (Revised Edition, 1992);and a large number of papers in learned journals. She is joint series editor of the Routledge series on Professional Ethics. Professor Chadwick is secretary of the International Association of Bioethics and a member of the HUGO Ethics committee, the National Committee for Philosophy and the British Medical Association Steering Group on Human Genetics.
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Table of contents

E.R. Winkler, Applied Ethics, Overview. M. Coffey, Broadcast Journalism. P. Seib, Campaign Journalism. B. Williams, Censorship. H.A. Bedeau, Civil Disobedience. G. Palmer-Fernandez, Civilian Populations in War, Targeting of. G. Mellema, Collective Guilt. S. Rogerson, Computer and Information Ethics. M. Petheram, Confidentiality of Sources. R. Read and M. Travers, Courtroom Proceedings, Reporting of. D. Wasserman, Discrimination, Concept of. S. Hellsten, Distributive Justice, Theories of. M.M. Jennings, Election Strategies. G.T. Marx and G. Ungar, Electronic Surveillance. A. Belsey and R. Chadwick, Ethics and Media Quality. S. Klaidman, Freedom of the Press in the USA. P.K. Covey, Gun Control. J.M. Valadez, Indigenous Rights. D. Langford, Internet Protocol. C. Critcher, Media Depiction of Ethnic Minorities. E. Johnson, Media Ownership. J.D. Becker, National Security Issues. J. Lichtenberg, Objectivity in Reporting. T. Hopton, Political Obligation. S. Easton, Pornography. A. Allen-Castellitto, Privacy vs. the Public's Right to Know. T. Airaksinen, Professional Ethics. J. Weckert, Sexual Content in Films and Television. S. Miller, Tabloid Journalism. S. Ashford, Terrorism. J. O'Neill, Truth Telling as Constitutive of Journalism. M.I. Tulloch and J.C. Tulloch, Violence in Films and Television. J.D. Becker, Warfare, Strategies and Tactics.
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