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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Public policies always raise ethical issues: there are always winners and losers, groups that benefit and groups that bear the costs. Policymakers have to measure burdens and benefits, find the right balance between freedom and regulation, and make trade-offs between conflicting social values. The aim of this course is to bring to light the value judgments underlying public policies and provide tools for their ethical evaluation. It looks at examples from such diverse fields as health care and public health, environmental regulation and climate change policy, the regulation of markets, and international trade and aid.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Bognar

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Available to students from any Faculty who have completed at least one 15cp 1st year subject from Politics, Philosophy, Economics or Law. All other students require coordinator's approval.


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