1 Integrity 14
2 Political Integrity 37
3 Integrity and Utilitarianism 57
4 Integrity and Pluralism 78
5 Integrity and Social Roles 96
"An elegant, insightful and incisive essay."
Journal of Applied Philosophy
"Sue Mendus's examination of integrity in public life deftly combines rigourous philosophical arguments and astute empirical examples. This book is characteristically lively and very interesting: a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between politics and morality in general, and the problem of dirty hands in particular."
Cecile Fabre, University of Edinburgh
"It is all too easy to view politics as a dirty business that so corrupts the men and women who engage in it that those who are not lacking in moral integrity when they start out soon become so. In her careful study, Mendus explores the very real tensions that exist between personal morality and the public moral duties of politics. In the process, she shows how the conventional cynicism about political life is often misplaced - an attitude corrosive of the morality internal to politics itself."
Richard Bellamy, University College, London
- exciting new addition to the highly respected Themes for the 21st century series which looks at the tension between politics and morality
- written by an author who is highly respected and well known internationally for her work in this area
- assesses whether the apparent tension between morality and politics is real and, if so, why
- controversially argues that we have reason to be glad that politicians are not always morally good
- written with verve and clarity for students and general readers