The Ethics Challenge in Public Service

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service

Thoroughly updated to encompass the latest developments in the field, this new edition adds both a companion website and an instructor's website, further enhancing its value for both students and faculty." —Guy B. Adams, Harry S. Truman ...

Author: Carol W. Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118109861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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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
Categories: Business & Economics

The Political Ethics of Public Service

The Political Ethics of Public Service

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.

Author: Vera Vogelsang-Coombs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137494009

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Public Service Ethics and Constitutional Practice

Public Service  Ethics  and Constitutional Practice

This book encourages civil servants to reflect on specific constitutional principles and events and learn to apply them to the decisions they make.

Author: John Anthony Rohr

Publisher: Studies in Government & Public

ISBN: UOM:39015039903789

Category: Law

Page: 177

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For civil servants who take an oath to uphold the Constitution, that document is the supreme symbol of political morality. Constitutional issues are addressed by civil servants every day, whenever a policeman arrests a suspect or members of different branches of government meet. But how well do these individuals really understand the Constitution's application in their jobs? This book encourages civil servants to reflect on specific constitutional principles and events and learn to apply them to the decisions they make. Twenty seminal articles by a preeminent scholar seek to legitimate public service by grounding its ethics in constitutional practice. John Rohr stresses that ethical practice demands an immersion in the specifics of our constitutional tradition, and he offers a guide to attaining a greater sense of those constitutional principles that can be translated into action. Along the way he considers such timely issues as financial disclosure, the treatment of civil servants as second-class citizens, and instances of civil servants caught between executive and legislative forces. Rohr's opening essays demonstrate that responsible use of administrative discretion is the key issue for career civil servants. Subsequent sections examine approaches to training civil servants using constitutional principles; character formation resulting from study of the constitutional tradition; and the ethical choices that are sometimes posed by separation of powers. A final group of chapters shows how a study of other countries' constitutional traditions can deepen an understanding of our own, while a closing essay looks at past issues and future prospects in administrative ethics from the perspective of Rohr's long involvement in the field. Throughout this insightful collection, Rohr seeks to remind public servants of the nobility of their calling, reinforce their role in articulating public interests against the excesses of private concerns, and encourage managers to make greater use of constitutional language to describe their everyday activities. Although his work focuses on the federal career civil servant, it also offers valuable lessons applicable to state and local civil servants, elected officials, judges, military personnel, and those employed in the nonprofit sector.
Categories: Law

Ethics in the Public Service

Ethics in the Public Service

The Management Advisory Board, which is charged under the Public Service Act with advising the Commonwealth Government on the management of the Australian Public Service, published a paper in May 1996 on "Ethical Standards and Values in ...

Author: Sally Washington

Publisher: OECD

ISBN: UOM:39015040707195

Category: Administrative responsibility

Page: 66

View: 529

Categories: Administrative responsibility

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service

In what ways can senior managers demonstrate leadership in ethical conduct? 6. How do the public service employment conditions encourage ethical behavior? 7. Is advice available to public officials on resolving ethical tensions and ...

Author: Carol W. Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787978809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 784

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethics in the Public Service

Ethics in the Public Service

By the end of the decade, most provincial governments had adopted written rules to regulate the ethical behaviour of public servants. These rules differ greatly from one government to another in their form (i.e., statutes, regulations, ...

Author: International Institute of Administrative Sciences

Publisher: Brussels : International Institute of Administrative Sciences

ISBN: IND:30000103164822

Category: Civil service ethics

Page: 174

View: 673

Categories: Civil service ethics

American Public Service

American Public Service

American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations examines public administration ethics as contextualized by constitutional, legal, and political values within the United States.

Author: Sheila Kennedy

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763760021

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 215

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.
Categories: Education

Public Service Ethics

Public Service Ethics

Ethics education and training in public administration Inefficiency in the public service is relatively high , particularly when judged in terms of the ability to deliver services that are responsive to public needs .

Author: Mutuwafhethu John Mafunisa

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 0702154199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

View: 471

Public administration ethics is a topical issue in South Africa, where the public service has been affected by various manifestations of unethical behavior. This collection of essays contributes to the debate on how public service ethics could be promoted.
Categories: Business & Economics

Public Service Ethics

Public Service Ethics

PRE-PUBLICATION PRAISE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE ETHICS: INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Bowman and West's Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities speaks directly to the ethical issues faced by public ...

Author: James S. Bowman

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781483312569

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 880

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?” In Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities, James Bowman and Jonathan West examine individual-centered and organization-focused ethics, applying ideas and ideals from both to contemporary dilemmas. The authors take on controversial issues—from whistle blowing incidents to corruption exposés—to explain how they arise and suggest what can be done about them. They start with the conceptual tools students need to evaluate an ethical dilemma, then analyze individual decision making strategies, and go on to assess institutional ethics programs. The emphasis is not only on the “how to,” but also on the “why.” The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, by equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.
Categories: Political Science

Ethics and Integrity of Governance

Ethics and Integrity of Governance

Jamil E. Jreisat, International Journal of Public Administration This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives.

Author: L. W. Huberts

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848441378

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 978

The book is a welcome contribution to the literature on ethics as it provides a broader horizon of investigation than most familiar works in recent years. Jamil E. Jreisat, International Journal of Public Administration This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded transatlantic dialogue , this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action. Ethics and Integrity of Governance will appeal to academics, researchers and practitioners in the areas of leadership and organisation, public policy and public administration, and public values and ethics.
Categories: Political Science