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Ghostwriting and the Ethics of Authenticity

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an in-depth examination of ethical issues in the practice of ghostwriting beyond the traditional political landscape

  • Traces the history of ghostwriting from its ancient roots to its practice today

  • Includes real world examples of interest to scholars and practitioners in disciplines, including business, politics, and medicine

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Authenticity and Ethics in Ghostwriting

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 1-12
  3. Emergence of a Professional Practice

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 13-25
  4. Political Communications

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 27-47
  5. Corporate and Institutional Communications

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 49-61
  6. Judicial Opinions and the Legal Profession

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 63-84
  7. Academic Dishonesty

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 85-105
  8. Scientific Publications

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 107-126
  9. Book Publishing

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 127-145
  10. Personal Contexts

    • John C. Knapp, Azalea M. Hulbert
    Pages 147-166
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 167-181

About this book

​This book presents an ethical framework which evaluates the legitimacy of the practice of ghostwriting. It explores the connection between personal authenticity and the use of ghostwriters in corporate, political, legal, higher education, and scientific contexts. It then examines the history of ghostwriting as a professional practice and introduces a model for ethical analysis.

In this book, the authors shrewdly address crucial ethical questions such as: When is it acceptable for a leader to claim the words of a ghostwriter as their own? When may this be inappropriate or even dangerously misleading? What are the consequences when public awareness of this practice leads to cynicism about the authenticity of leaders and their communications? And when, if ever, is the use of a ghostwriter ethical? This book will be welcomed by scholars and practitioners alike as an original and timely contribution to the literature of business, politics, and communications.

Keywords

  • business
  • business ethics
  • business strategy
  • communication
  • corporate communication
  • ethics
  • management
  • New Media
  • operation research
  • philosophy
  • public relations
  • trust

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hope College, Holland, USA

    John C. Knapp

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Education Policy Studies, University Park, PA, USA

    Azalea M. Hulbert

About the authors

​John C. Knapp is President and Professor of Hope College, USA. He is an internationally recognized speaker and the author and editor of several books. Earlier in his career, Dr. Knapp led a corporate communications firm and founded and directed two university ethics centers.

Azalea M. Hulbert is a Ph.D. candidate in higher education administration at The Pennsylvania State University, USA where she focuses on organizational, student, and faculty issues. She previously served as Program Manager of a university ethics center, and is an internationally recognized speaker on academic integrity.

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Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-31313-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)