Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Articles

Elections and Campaigns

Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Candidates
Ethical questions that all people running for public office should ask themselves
Hana Callaghan
Attack Ads, Questionnaires, and Push Polling: Ethical Issues in Campaign Communications
Political consultants discuss the ethics of campaign tactics that may deceive voters
Caroline Jaffe-Pickett
Campaign Ethics
An introduction to campaign ethics including ethical dilemmas, cases, and links
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Campaign Ethics: Considerations for Candidates and Their Supporters
Key issues related to fundraising, communications, and campaign conduct
Judy Nadler
Government Ethics Cases for State Legislators
These brief case studies were prepared by a meeting of the 2015 Upper Midwest Ethics and Leadership Summit. All public officials depicted are fictitious and any resemblance to actual politicians is entirely coincidental.
Kirk O. Hanson and Hana S. Callaghan
Ethical Considerations in Campaign Communications
Public Sector Roundtable proceedings on campaign ethics
Ethical Issues for Political Candidates
Concerns for voters and pointers for candidates on how to run an ethical campaign from experienced political consultants
Carrie Jaffe-Pickett
Transparency, Trust, and Campaign Finance
FPPC Chair Ann Ravel explores the impact of Citizens United on campaign finance in California
Miriam Schulman