Practical Ethics and Public Policy

The Practical Ethics and Public Policy series (formerly the CAPPE series) is edited by Professor Michael J. Selgelid, Academic Visitor in the ANU School of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash.

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics »

Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Publication date: December 2013

Claims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine – rather than further – human and animal well being?


Professionalism in the Information and Communication Technology Industry »

Publication date: October 2013

Professionalism is arguably more important in some occupations than in others. It is vital in some because of the life and death decisions that must be made, for example in medicine.


Security and Privacy »

Global Standards for Ethical Identity Management in Contemporary Liberal Democratic States

Authored by: John Kleinig, Peter Mameli, Seumas Miller, Douglas Salane, Adina Schwartz
Publication date: December 2011

This study is principally concerned with the ethical dimensions of identity management technology – electronic surveillance, the mining of personal data, and profiling – in the context of transnational crime and global terrorism.


Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences »

Strengthening the Prohibition of Biological Weapons

Edited by: Brian Rappert
Publication date: June 2010

At the start of the twenty-first century, warnings have been raised in some quarters about how – by intent or by mishap – advances in biotechnology and related fields could aid the spread of disease.