By Teun J. Dekker
In nearly each liberal democratic society, a topic that could be a subject of continuous and passionate public dialogue is how a lot that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges will be paid. neither is this fabulous; the difficulty has substantial voyeuristic charm, specific democratic value, and significant ramifications for the functioning of the general public area as a complete. although, like such a lot political debates, those discussions are typically messy, fragmented, and whole of unverified assertions and spurious appeals to populist sentiment. it really is infrequently spectacular that these discussions hardly ever reach placing the problem to relaxation.
Paying Our excessive Public Officials examines the political discourse touching on this question in 17 liberal democracies (Canada, the USA, Mexico, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the uk, eire, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand). in keeping with many hundreds and hundreds of parliamentary debates, newspaper articles, speeches, in addition to experiences by means of imagine tanks and excessive commissions of country, the ebook identifies seven relevant arguments that take place in a majority of these societies, interprets them into the language of analytical philosophy, after which conscientiously evaluates them. This approach contributes to a greater realizing of this controversy and should bring about better-justified and extra valid conclusions relating which coverage to adopt.
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Paying Our High Public Officials: Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector (Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy) by Teun J. Dekker