Owell, R., Downe, J. & Morgan, K. (2014). Managing politics? Ethics regulation and conflicting conceptions of “good conduct”. Public Administration Review, 74(1), 29-38. The raising of concerns to promote trust in public institutions has led many governments to initiate ethics regulations. This article reviews the impact of ethics regulation on the conduct of politicians.
Janoff-Bulman, R., & Carnes, N. (2016). Social justice and social order: Binding moralities across the political spectrum. PloS One, 11(3), e0152479. The article presents on two studies that explored the relationship between political ideology and endorsing a range of moral principles. It was found that political affiliation (liberal or conservative) did not differ on intrapersonal or interpersonal moralities but did differ on collective moralities. These point to, respectively, self-regulation and social regulation.
Brunila, K., & Rossi, L. (2018). Identity politics, the ethos of vulnerability and education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(3), 287-298. Identity politics are a type of politic that emphasizes collective but changeable group identities. This article addresses this approach in the context of vulnerability as an ethos (guiding belief) for identity politics.
den Heyer, K. (2018). Truths, wounded innocence, and the post-truth syndrome. Canadian Social Studies, 50(2), 33-38. The modern political scene is marked with the terms “post-truth” and “fake news”. This article states that such factors have always been present. Politics is not concerned with existing truths but with the formulation and materialization of new truths.
Moreira, P. de L., Rique Neto, J., Sabucedo, J., & Camino, C. (2018). Moral judgement, political ideology and collective action. Scandinavian Journal of Pscychology, 59(6), 610-620. Activism is a common form of political action. This article reviews a study that seeks to better understand the processes involved in activism as a form of collective action, based on principles of moral judgement and political ideology.
Ruhs, M. (2016). The rights of migrant workers: Economics, politics and ethics. International Labour Review, 155(2), 283-296. Politics and ethics intersect in many areas of debate. One that has sparked particular discussion concerns migrant worker rights. This article reviews present arguments and policy implications.
Storeng, K., & Palmer, J. (2019). When ethics and politics collide in donor-funded health research. Lancet, 394(10193), 184-186. Politics and ethics can and do collide. This article takes a look at one example when health research is censored for political purposes.
Kypri, K., McCambridge, J., Robertson, N., Martino, F., Daube, M., Adams, P., & Miller, P. (2019). ‘If someone donates $1000, they support you. If they donate $100 000, they have bought you’. Mixed methods study of tobacco, alcohol and gambling industry donations to Australian political parties. Drug and Alcohol Review, 38, 226-233. One ethical concern in politics is the utilization of money in donations and lobbying, and how that can influence political decisions. This article looks at one field and its use of donations to politicians.