This book provides a defense of democratic politics in American public service and offers the political ethics of public service as a realistic and optimistic alternative to the cynical American view toward politics and public service. The author’s alternative helps career public servants regain public trust by exercising constitutionally centered moral and political leadership that balances the regime values of liberty and equality in governing American society while contributing to the ethical progress of the nation. She identifies three distinct leadership styles of political ethics, enabling career public servants to reconcile their personal loyalties, morality, and consciences with the public and private morality of American society and their constitutional obligations to secure the democratic freedoms of Americans. Recognizing career public servants’ moral and institutional struggles, the book proposes a rigorous leadership development program to acclimate individuals to workplace psychological, moral, and political challenges. The view offered here is that career public servants must be a part of, rather than isolated from, American politics to be effective on the job.
Specialists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia and Sweden focus on topics from the field of public service ethics. They cover promotion of ethics, the teaching of ethics, freedom of information, trade unions, protection of human rights and legal aspects of public service ethics.
Ethics and the Public Service provides a framework for the discussion of specific ethical challenges that members of the public service might face in the course of their work. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, it seeks to explain why an ethical public service is so vital to democracy and good government. It explores and presents the value of ethics codes, the importance of independent oversight, and the contribution of ethical leadership to the achievement of public trust, political legitimacy, and the integrity of government programs.
Headlines of public service corruption scandals are painful reminders of the need for continuing education in the subjects of ethics and integrity. Public service professionals employed as government officials, forensic scientists, investigators, first responders, and those within the legal and justice systems, face daily decisions that can mean the difference between life or death and freedom or imprisonment. Sometimes, such decisions can present ethical dilemmas even to the most seasoned of professionals. Building on the success of the first edition, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, Second Edition serves as a single-source resource for the topic of ethics and ethical decision making as it relates to government service. While incorporating an examination of the history of ethics, codes and legislation, the book exposes the reader to the challenges faced by today’s public service professionals and administrators in incorporating ethics within daily decisions, procedures, and duties. Key features include: Current controversies in police, forensic, and other public service sectors including: racial profiling, evidence tampering, disaster response, and audits Important new mechanisms of accountability, including use-of-force reporting, citizen complaint procedures, and open government Contemporary news stories throughout the book introduce the reader to a broad range of ethical issues facing leaders within the public service workplace Chapter pedagogy including key terms, learning objectives, end-of-chapter questions, a variety of boxed ethical case examples, and references Ripped from the Headlines current event examples demonstrate actual scenarios involving the issues discussed within each chapter This in-depth text will be essential for the foundational development and explanation of protocols used within a successful organization. As such, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, Second Edition will help introduce ethics and ethical decision-making to both those new to the realm of forensic science, criminal justice, and emergency services and those already working in the field.
Make the Right Choice - Enhance Your Ethical Decision Making Skills Today! Ethical issues arise in all walks of life, but none have implications as far-reaching and serious as those related to public management. Most people working in the public sector want to do the "right" thing, but the issues can be highly complex or just not lend themselves to easy answers. Practical Ethics in Public Administration, Third Edition, provides the tools, techniques, and methods needed to help meet these challenges. This completely updated third edition provides public sector professionals the information they need to face the ethical issues that arise in the course of a day's work, address those issues with greater self-assurance, perform their duties in an ethically justifiable manner, and explain their actions reasonably. This new edition: • Covers emerging ethical issues surrounding public-private partnerships • Examines the shift from compliance-based to integrity-based ethics programs • Explores the context of moral competency
Ethics and accountability have become important themes for modern government, as in most of the countries there is a severe crisis of legitimacy. Increasingly there is a feeling that performance management alone will not solve this crisis. Citizens also expect from politicians and public servants ethical responsible conduct. As to the ethics, however, there is a problem. Governance and new public management have raised new problems which cannot be solved by referring to the traditional bureaucratic ethics. Devolution and decentralisation processes have enhanced the responsibility of public servants. The increase of transparency and openness and the service orientation of public organisations have challenged the traditional values of discretion and equality before the rule. The growing interaction between the public and the private sector have raised the question of integrity. In light of these developments, it is important to update the ethical system, or reversibly, the traditional values of the public service can question some actual evolutions in government.
This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of TheEthics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics textused in public management programs nationwide. The book serves as avaluable resource for public managers who work in a world thatpresents numerous ethical challenges every day. It is filled with awealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers canuse when making ethical choices in the ambiguous and pressuredworld of public service. The book also contains new material ontopics such as social networking, the use of apology, ethics asapplied to public policy, working with elected officials, andmore. "The Ethics Challenge in Public Service, now in its thirdedition, continues to be simply indispensable for teaching publicservice ethics. Thoroughly updated to encompass the latestdevelopments in the field, this new edition adds both a companionwebsite and an instructor's website, further enhancing its valuefor both students and faculty." —Guy B. Adams, Harry S. Truman School of PublicAffairs, University of Missouri "If you want to know about ethical decision making in publicservice, this is the book to read." —Patricia J. Harned, president, Ethics ResourceCenter "This book cuts through the rhetoric and the partisanship rightto the heart of ethics in the public service; here is a smoothblend of how and why." —Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Woman's Hospital DistinguishedProfessor of Healthcare Management, John W. Dupuy EndowedProfessor, Louisiana State University
Ethics—in all its exemplary and exhausting forms—matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: "What is the right thing to do?" Now in a thoroughly revised second edition, Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities introduces readers to this personally relevant and professionally challenging field of study. No matter the topic—the necessity of ethics, intriguing human behavior experiments, the role of ethics codes, whistleblowing incidents, corruption exposés, and the grandeur and decay of morality—there is no shortage of controversy. The book enables readers to: appreciate why ethics is essential to leadership; understand and apply moral development theory at the individual and organizational levels of analysis; differentiate between ethical problems and ethical dilemmas, and design creative ways to deal with them; develop abilities to use moral imagination and ethical reasoning—to appraise, argue, and defend an ethical position, and cultivate individual and institutional initiatives to improve ethical climate and infrastructure. Authors James Bowman and Jonathan West capture reader interest by featuring learning objectives, skill-building material, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter. The authors’ narrative is user-friendly and accessible, highlighting dilemmas and challenging readers to "own" the book by annotating the pages with one’s own ideas and insights, then interacting with others in a live or virtual classroom to stretch one’s thinking about the management of ethics and ethics of management. The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.
Civil service ethics by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.
While many introductory public administration textbooks contain a dedicated chapter on ethics, The Public Administration Profession is the first to utilize ethics as a lens for understanding the discipline. Analyses of the ASPA Code of Ethics are deftly woven into each chapter alongside complete coverage of the institutions, processes, concepts, persons, history, and typologies a student needs to gain a thorough grasp of public service as a field of study and practice. Features include: A significant focus on ‘public interests,’ non-profit management, hybrid-private organizations, contracting-out and collaborations, and public service at the state and local levels. A careful examination the role that religion may play in public servants’ decision-making, as well as the un-ignorable and growing role that faith-based organizations play in public administration and non-profit management at large. End-of-chapter ethics case studies, key concepts and persons, and dedicated ‘local community action steps’ in each chapter. Appendices dedicated to future public administration and non-profit career management, writing successful papers throughout a student’s career, and professional codes of ethics. A comprehensive suite of online supplements, including: lecture slides; quizzes and sample midterm and final examinations for undergraduate and graduate courses containing multiple choice, true-false, identifications, and essay questions; chapter outlines with suggestions for classroom discussion; and suggestions for use of appendices, e.g. how to successfully write a short term paper, a brief policy memo, resume, or a book review. Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject while offering instructors an elegant new way to bring ethics prominently into the curriculum, The Public Administration Profession is an ideal introductory text for public administration and public affairs courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.
"Denhard presents a sensible organizational framework that includes (a) the individual administrator and the organizational context; (b) the distinction between process and content ethics, and (c) the dichotomy between deotological and teleological moral claims." Choice
The first edition of this work, published in 1993, refuted the notion that administrative ethics could not be studied empirically. In this second edition, Frederickson (public administration, University of Kansas) and Ghere (political science, University of Dayton) expand their scope to include both the managerial and individual/moral dimensions of ethical behavior, and add a new section on administrative ethics and globalization. Other sections cover organizational designs that support ethical behavior, market forces that compromise administrative ethics, and unintended outcomes of anticorruption reforms. The book is appropriate for a graduate course in public sector ethics.
"Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration" presents cutting-edge perspectives on the role of ethics in public sector management - what it is and where it is going. The contributors include a cross-section of authoritative authors from around the globe, and from both the academy and government. They cover a wide range of topics, diverse theoretical and conceptual paradigms, and global examples, and provide a broader view than what is typically offered in other books. The book includes both theoretical insights and commentaries grounded in practice. Chapters are divided into three parts: Ethical Foundations and Perspectives, Ethical Management and Ethical Leadership, and International and Comparative Perspectives.
Ethics in Public Administration: Understanding Ethics, Corruption, and Public Policy provides students with a timely and valuable collection of articles, essays, and case studies regarding ethical challenges, expectations, and opportunities in public administration. The collection begins with an introduction to the foundations of ethics in public administration and explores the definition and meaning of ethics as a concept. In later chapters, students read about the relationship between ethics and the law, as well as the delicate interplay between ethics, public service, public careers, and Constitutional practice. Additional sections of the anthology examine corruption in government and the ethical dimensions of decision making. Each chapter presents readers with an ethical dilemma to spark critical thought and self-reflection, an introduction to the featured readings, and a case study to demonstrate the real-world implications of topics addressed within the chapter. Providing valuable insight into complex contemporary issues, Ethics in Public Administration is an ideal resource for courses in public administration. Meriem Doucette is an assistant professor of public administration at California State University, Fullerton. She holds doctoral and master's degrees in public administration and policy from the University of Georgia. Dr. Doucette's research interests include performance feedback, the roles of discount rates and time preferences in decision making, public and private sector comparisons, and educational policy. David Adams is an assistant professor of public administration at California State University, Fullerton. He holds doctoral and master's degrees in public administration and policy from Auburn University. Dr. Adams' research interests include environmental policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations, collaborative governance, social networks, American political institutions, and public service ethics.
Delineating implications for administrative ethics from other fields such as sociology, psychology, and philosophy, this state-of-the-art reference/text provides a comprehensive review of administrative ethics in the public sector - tracing the treatment of ethics in public administration literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Detailing the context within which contemporary ethics training has developed, the Handbook of Administrative Ethics recommends useful research techniques for generating various categories of knowledge concerning administrative ethics . . . examines the effectiveness of ethics training and legal and organizational devices for encouraging desired conduct . . . creates a taxonomy for administrative ethics using the categories of modern philosophy . . . discusses the origins of the term "public interest" . . . analyzes deontological and teleological approaches to administrative ethics oriented toward duty to principle . . . focuses on the ethical dimensions of organizational culture and the conflicts between culture and ethical conduct . . . investigates topics of particular relevance to the political and social contexts of public administration in the United States . . . and more. Written by over 25 leading scholars in public administration ethics, the Handbook of Administrative Ethics is a valuable reference for public administrators, political scientists, and scholars in other fields concerned with professional ethics such as biomedical and legal ethics, and an essential text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in departments of public administration, political science, government, and social work.
Since it was first published in 1991, The Ethics Challenge in Public Service has become a classic text used by public managers and in public management programs across the country. This second edition is filled with practical tools and techniques for making ethical choices in the ambiguous, pressured world of public service. It explores the day-to-day ethical dilemmas managers face in their work, including what to do when rules recommend one action and compassion another, and whether it is ethical to dissent from agency policy. This essential text explores managers' accountability to different stakeholders and how to balance the often competing responsibilities.
Practical Ethics in Public Administration is a skillful blend of theory and practice, with many case examples taken from daily public service. Students will be introduced to historical ethical theories - and how they combine in a unified ethical approach that can be applied to everyday situations. They'll learn the ethical nature of questions such as whether to fire an employee...how to allocate departmental funds...how to rate an employee on a yearly evaluation...policies of confidentiality...and more. The new second edition features updated examples, guidelines, and hypothetical cases...two new chapters, one on how to address conflict by applying the unified ethic and a second on the ethics involved in leadership development...and new discussions of personal and professional issues such as new public management and creating public value.