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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of The Ethics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics text used in public management programs nationwide. It also serves as a valuable tool for public managers who work in a world that presents more ethical challenges every day. It contains a wealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers can use when making ethical choices in the ambiguous pressured world of public service. The book contains new material on topics including social networking, the use of apology, ethics as applied to public policy, working with elected officials, and more.
Carol W. Lewis is a professor emerita of political science at the University of Connecticut. She is a consultant and trainer for public agencies and-professional organizations at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels. Stuart C. Gilman is a consultant in Washington, D.C., working with state and federal government agencies, for large corporations and nonprofit organizations, as well as multinational organizations. He is a former director of the UN Global Programme against Corruption and senior executive with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
Table of Contents
|Exhibits, Tables, and Figures||p. vii|
|The Authors||p. xxi|
|Introduction: Ethics in Public Service||p. 1|
|Ethical Duties of Public Managers||p. 17|
|What Is Important in Public Service?||p. 19|
|Obeying and Implementing the Law||p. 46|
|Serving the Public Interest||p. 63|
|Taking Individual Responsibility||p. 90|
|Tools for Individual Decision Making||p. 113|
|Finding Solid Ground||p. 115|
|Resolving Ethical Dilemmas||p. 141|
|Understanding Who and What Matters||p. 164|
|Ethics and the Organization||p. 189|
|Designing and Implementing Codes||p. 191|
|Broadening the Horizon||p. 225|
|Building an Ethical Agency||p. 247|
|The Job Ahead||p. 277|
|Rules of Thumb-A Summary of Arguments and Recommendations||p. 295|
|Name Index||p. 323|
|Subject Index||p. 327|
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