The Responsible Administrator An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-02-28
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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This is the substantially revised edition of the classic book The Responsible Administrator-the book that has guided professionals and students alike as they grapple with the challenges of making ethical, responsible decisions in real world situations. This fifth edition has been adapted to reflect current thinking and includes a new introduction as well as updated information on coping with demands for accountability, cases and examples, research references, and an examination of current issues relevant to administrative ethics. In addition, the design approach has been developed further in both the introduction and the new concluding chapter.

Author Biography

Terry L. Cooper is the Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. He was also a Fulbright professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cooper has served as the chair of the Section on Ethics of the American Society for Public Administration, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. His articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, and the American Review of Public Administration.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Authorp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Ethical Decision Makingp. 13
Ethics for Individual Administratorsp. 41
Public Administration in Modern and Postmodern Society: The Context of Administrative Ethicsp. 43
Administrative Responsibility: The Key to Administrative Ethicsp. 71
Conflicts of Responsibility: The Ethical Dilemmap. 93
Ethics in the Organizationp. 125
Maintaining Responsible Conduct in Public Organizations: Two Approachesp. 127
Integrating Ethics with Organizational Norms and Structuresp. 161
Safeguarding Ethical Autonomy in Organizations: Dealing with Unethical Superiors and Organizationsp. 197
The Design Approachp. 241
Applying the Design Approach to Public Administration Ethicsp. 243
Conclusion: Responsible Administrationp. 255
Referencesp. 271
Indexp. 283
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