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Reason, Values and Public Policy

Sheehan, Peter (1995) Reason, Values and Public Policy. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Prevailing approaches to policy issues in many Western countries in recent decades have reflected a characteristic cast of mind - neoclassical in economics, liberal and individualistic in politics, value neutral and universalistic in policy. This paper analyses some of the foundations of this cast of mind, deep-seated in Western intellectual history, and reviews work in several different areas pointing to a different paradigm. This analysis is set in the context of the rise of Asian nations with quite diverse traditions, and the consequent need for effective interchange across cultural barriers.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy; values; public policy; Western countries; Asian nations
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:37
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/66
DOI: CSES Working Paper No. 3
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