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Thompson, Dennis F. (Dennis Frank) 1940-

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Works: 44 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 13,468 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Popular music  Rock music  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Dennis F Thompson
 
Most widely held works by Dennis F Thompson
Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption by Dennis F Thompson( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Dennis Thompson argues that the growing demand for accountability in an increasingly complicated political environment has rendered traditional codes of conduct inadequate. Shifting the focus from individual corruption to institutional corruption, the author shows how the institution itself is posing new ethical challenges and how the complexity of the environment in which members work creates new occasions for corruption and invites more calls for accountability. Thompson moves the discussion beyond bribery, extortion, and personal gain to the world of implicit understandings, ambiguous favors, and political advantage. He examines several major ethics cases of recent years, including the cases of David Durenberger, the Keating Five, and former House Speaker James Wright
John Stuart Mill and representative government by Dennis F Thompson( )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Mill regarded Considerations on Representative Government as a mature statement of his theory of democracy, critics have tended to treat it less seriously than most of his other major works. Dennis Thompson argues that this neglect has led to inadequate interpretations of Mill's thought on democracy. Drawing where appropriate on other writings by Mill, the author restores a balanced view by studying the structure of the theory expounded in Representative Government. Representative Government is shown to be more coherent and systematic than has generally been assumed. In the first two chapters the author examines separately Mill's views of political participation and competence. He then considers the philosopher's effort to combine participation and competence at any particular time in a theory of government and to reduce conflict between them over time in a theory of development. Basic features of Mill's view are subjected to critical scrutiny, and modifications are suggested to overcome the deficiencies noted. Throughout, Mill's claims are compared with the ideas and findings of recent social science, leading to the conclusion that his theory remains a valuable resource for contemporary thinking about democracy. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissions by Robert I Rotberg( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best -- or only -- way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent future conflict. Others question whether a restorative justice that sets the guilty free, that cleanses society by words alone, can deter future abuses and allow victims and their families to heal. Here, leading philosophers, lawyers, social scientists, and activists representing several perspectives look at the process of truth commissioning in general and in post-apartheid South Africa. They ask whether the truth commission, as a method of seeking justice after conflict, is fair, moral, and effective in bringing about reconciliation. The authors weigh the virtues and failings of truth commissions, especially the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in their attempt to provide restorative rather than retributive justice. They examine, among other issues, the use of reparations as social policy and the granting of amnesty in exchange for testimony. Most of the contributors praise South Africa's decision to trade due process for the kinds of truth that permit closure. But they are skeptical that such revelations produce reconciliation, particularly in societies that remain divided after a compromise peace with no single victor, as in El Salvador. Ultimately, though, they find the truth commission to be a worthy if imperfect instrument for societies seeking to say "never again" with confidence. At a time when truth commissions have been proposed for Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, East Timor, Cambodia, Nigeria, Palestine, and elsewhere, the authors' conclusion that restorative justice provides positive gains could not be more important."--Back cover
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it by Amy Gutmann( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? In this book, the authors connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing, the permanent campaign, in American democracy today. They show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise, standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments, the compromising mindset, that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents. It is a mindset that helps politicians appreciate and take advantage of opportunities for desirable compromise. The authors propose changes in our political institutions, processes, and mindsets that would encourage a better balance between campaigning and governing
Democracy and disagreement by Amy Gutmann( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The din and deadlock of public life in America - where insults are traded, slogans proclaimed, and self-serving deals are made and unmade - reveal the deep disagreement that pervades our democracy. The disagreement is not only political but also moral, as citizens and their representatives increasingly take extreme and intransigent positions. A better kind of public discussion is needed, and Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson provide an eloquent argument for "deliberative democracy" today. They develop a principled framework for opponents to come together on moral and political issues
Why deliberative democracy? by Amy Gutmann( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact. Two prominent voices in the ongoing discussion are Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. In Why Deliberative Democracy?, they move the debate forward beyond their influential book, Democracy and Disagreement. What exactly is deliberative democracy? Why is it more defensible than its rivals? By offering clear answers to these timely questions, Gutmann and Thompson illuminate the theory and practice of justifying public policies in contemporary democracies. They not only develop their theory of deliberative democracy in new directions but also apply it to new practical problems. They discuss bioethics, health care, truth commissions, educational policy, and decisions to declare war. In "What Deliberative Democracy Means," which opens this collection of essays, they provide the most accessible exposition of deliberative democracy to date. They show how deliberative democracy should play an important role even in the debates about military intervention abroad. Why Deliberative Democracy? contributes to our understanding of how democratic citizens and their representatives can make justifiable decisions for their society in the face of the fundamental disagreements that are inevitable in diverse societies. Gutmann and Thompson provide a balanced and fair-minded approach that will benefit anyone intent on giving reason and reciprocity a more prominent place in politics than power and special interests
Political ethics and public office by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are public officials morally justified in threatening violence, engaging in deception, or forcing citizens to act for their own good? Can individual officials be held morally accountable for the wrongs that governments commit? Dennis Thompson addresses these questions by developing a conception of political ethics that respects the demands of both morality and politics. He criticizes conventional conceptions for failing to appreciate the difference democracy makes, and for ascribing responsibility only to isolated leaders or to impersonal organizations. His book seeks to recapture the sense that men and women, acting for us and together with us in a democratic process, make the moral choices that govern our public life
Ethics and politics : cases and comments by Amy Gutmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and German and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn to recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy with ETHICS AND POLITICS: CASES AND COMMENTS. You'll find coverage of the ethics of process: the morally questionable means--violence, deception, and corruption--that are most commonly used by public officials, as well as the ethics of policy: the valuable but often competing ends that public officials strive to achieve. Conflicting values, scarce resources, and stakes as high as life and death combine with the duties of public office to make choices among policy goals controversial and morally difficult. Each ethical issue is paired with case studies in contemporary American politics. For example, the controversy over the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay; or issues during the campaign and election of 2004.--
The democratic citizen: social science and democratic theory in the twentieth century by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a balanced assessment of the current state and future possiblities of democratic citizenship in Britain and America
Restoring responsibility : ethics in government, business, and healthcare by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Thompson argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. Thompson suggests that we stop thinking about public ethics in terms of individual vices (such as selfishness or sexual misconduct) and start thinking about it in terms of institutional vices (such as abuse of power and lack of accountability)
Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2000 election showed that the mechanics of voting, such as ballot design, can make a critical difference in the accuracy and fairness of our elections. But as Dennis F. Thompson shows, even more fundamental issues must be addressed to insure that our electoral system is just." "Thompson argues that three central democratic principles - equal respect, free choice, and popular sovereignty - underlie our electoral institutions and should inform any assessment of the justice of elections. Although we may all endorse these principles in theory, Thompson shows that in practice we disagree about their meaning and application. He shows how they create conflicts among basic values across a broad spectrum of electoral controversies, from disagreements about term limits and primaries to disputes about recounts and presidential electors." "Accessible and wide ranging, Just Elections masterfully weaves together the philosophical, legal, and political aspects of the electoral process. Anyone who wants to understand the deeper issues at stake in American elections and the consequences that follow them will need to read it."--Jacket
Redeeming American political thought by Judith N Shklar( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought
Shang yi min zhu by Amy Gutmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political participation : a study for the Project on Education in the Ethical Issues of Political Life by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wettbewerbspolitik in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft : eine Übersicht über die Arbeit der Kommission in den Jahren 1973-1976 by Dennis F Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kick out the jams by MC5 (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit's MC5 came roaring out the Motor City with their 1969 debut Kick Out the Jams. The album, which features the band during a 1968 concert, captures the group's raw sound and punk style
Hume's skepticism by Dennis F Thompson( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Min zhu yu fen qi by Amy Gutmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shao le xi fang zheng zhi li lun zhong de shang yi min zhu li lun,Shang yi min zhu li lun ti xian le gong min he ta men de dai biao ru he yi yi zhong dao de shang jian she xing de fang shi yu dao de fen qi gong cun
Both judge and party : why congressional ethics committees are unethical by Dennis F Thompson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth v The Morality of Truth Commissions by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best--or only--way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent future conflict. Others question whether a restorative justice that sets the guilty free, that cleanses society by words alone, can deter future abuses and allow victims and their families to heal. Here, leading philosophers, lawyers, social s
 
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Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption
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Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissionsDemocracy and disagreementWhy deliberative democracy?Political ethics and public officeEthics and politics : cases and commentsThe democratic citizen: social science and democratic theory in the twentieth centuryRestoring responsibility : ethics in government, business, and healthcareJust elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States
Alternative Names
Dennis Frank Thompson Amerikaans politicoloog

Thompson, Dennis

Thompson, Dennis 1940-

Thompson, Dennis F.

Thompson, Dennis Frank.

Thompson, Dennis Frank 1940-

Thompson, Dennis Frank Professor für politische Philosophie, USA 1940-

Thompson, Dennis Professor für politische Philosophie, USA 1940-

Денніс Ф. Томпсон

デニス・トンプソン 1940年生まれのアメリカ合衆国の政治学者

Languages
English (226)

Spanish (8)

German (5)

Chinese (4)