Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Reasons for Reason-Giving: The Obamacare Debates

Goodin, Robert


The demanding and giving of reasons for their actions are core business for public policy makers in a democracy. But there are many different reasons for asking why questions, and correspondingly many different responses that might count as adequate answers. Seven different reasons for reason-giving are here distinguished and categorized along two dimensions: political moralism versus political realism, and high versus low politics. All of those were in play in the enactment and adjudication of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
DOI: 10.1215/03616878-7104405


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Goodin_Reasons_for_Reason-Giving%3A_The_2018.pdf281.8 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator