The Ethics Challenge in Public Service A Problem-Solving Guide

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-05-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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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.

Author Biography

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 Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Authorsp. xxi
Introduction: Ethics in Public Servicep. 1
Ethical Duties of Public Managersp. 17
What Is Important in Public Service?p. 19
Obeying and Implementing the Lawp. 46
Serving the Public Interestp. 63
Taking Individual Responsibilityp. 90
Tools for Individual Decision Makingp. 113
Finding Solid Groundp. 115
Resolving Ethical Dilemmasp. 141
Understanding Who and What Mattersp. 164
Ethics and the Organizationp. 189
Designing and Implementing Codesp. 191
Broadening the Horizonp. 225
Building an Ethical Agencyp. 247
The Job Aheadp. 277
Glossaryp. 285
Rules of Thumb-A Summary of Arguments and Recommendationsp. 295
Referencesp. 299
Name Indexp. 323
Subject Indexp. 327
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