[FE 1086]  Political Ethics – 21.22

Semester I
friday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: BAUZON, Stephane
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

ECTS: 3
Schedule:
Semester I
friday 10:30 - 12:15

Content

Ethical assessment of politics may be summarized in the following  question: To what extent are laws and rules, political institutions  and decisions contributing to and producing more justice, deeper  fairness, more sustainability, greater responsibility? Democracy is  better able than other systems to take into account the ethical  requirement of politics. A functioning democracy is accountable and  cannot but listen to citizen expectations. Ethics in politics requires  regular evaluation of consequences, learning from experience how  ethics works out in practice and taking corrective or adaptive measures.

Bibliography

- ARISTOTLE, Politics: a Treatise on Government, Book I:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6762/6762-h/6762-h.htm#2H_4_0004
- HOBBES T:, Leviathan, Chap. XXVI:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3207/3207-h/3207- h.htm#2HCH0026
- MACHIAVELLI N., The Prince, Chap. V:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1232/1232-h/1232- h.htm#2HCH0005