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In their second edition of Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics, William L. Richter and Frances Burke update this essential staple to delve deeply into the unique ethical problems of twenty-first century public administration. Wide-ranging readings from Aristotle and Kant to John Kennedy and John T. Noonan provide initiation into the philosophical basis of ethics as virtue, consequence, principle, and responsibility, while new case studies drawn from today's headlines join old classics from the previous edition to help students apply ethical foundations to a modern administrative career. New chapters on privacy, secrecy, and confidentiality and the changing boundaries of public administration consider the consequences of computerization and globalization, two of this century's greatest challenges. By seamlessly melding theory with practice, Richter and Burke have created a key resource in educating future public administrators on the ethical problems associated with corruption, deception, evasion of accountability, and the abuse of authority. Open-ended examples and discussion questions encourage students to understand the complexity of administrative ethics and the need for careful thought in their day-to-day decisions. Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics offers both the depth demanded by graduate courses in administrative ethics and the accessibility necessary for an undergraduate introduction to public administration.
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Editorial Reviews

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The book may find its greatest use in public administration classes and as a resource for Human Resources trainers. The thoughtful introductory essays and the careful editing of the readings to eliminate the unnecessary will also make the book inviting to any public administrators who wish to reflect upon and improve their profession in addition to working in it.
Jameson W. Doig
William Richter and Frances Burke have gathered an excellent set of materials—many of them new in this edition—focused on an important set of ethical issues that confront citizens in the United States and abroad. I expect the readings to stimulate spirited discussion in the classroom—and in the wider world, where pressures to shade the truth and to seek personal profit, while undermining the public trust, can seem at times overwhelming.
James Pfiffner
Burke and Richter, in revising their first edition of Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics, have put together a first-rate compendium of ethical and moral insights. They juxtapose classical analyses of virtue and prudent public behavior with contemporary problems in a way that encourages students to engage these important ethical issues. The issues they raise in the text are as old as Aristotle and as new as 9/11, and the carefully chosen scholarly analyses and case studies challenge students to think for themselves. If you want a comprehensive survey of ethics and public service, this is it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742544505
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

William L. Richter is professor of political science at Kansas State University. He teaches International Politics of South Asia, Administrative Ethics, and Political Thought. Frances Burke is professor emerita at Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, and president of Integrity International/Boston.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Ethical Foundations: Virtue, Consequence, Principle Chapter 2 Virtue, Habit, and Ethics Chapter 3 On Virtue Chapter 4 The Prince Chapter 5 Utilitarianism Chapter 6 Principle: The Categorical Imperative Chapter 7 The Ethical Triangle Chapter 8 Case 1: Gyges' Ring Chapter 9 Discussion Questions Chapter 10 For Further Exploration Part 11 Responsibility and Accountability Chapter 12 The Study of Administration Chapter 13 Politics as a Vocation Chapter 14 The Friedrich-Finer Debate: Public Policy and Nature of Administrative Responsibility Chapter 15 The Friedrich-Finer Debate: Administrative Responsibility in Democratic Government Chapter 16 Ethics and the Public Service Chapter 17 Accountability and Abuses of Power in World Politics Chapter 18 Case 2: Following Orders Chapter 19 Discussion Questions Chapter 20 For Further Exploration Part 21 Twenty-First Century Challenges: Global Dimensions/Changing Boundaries Chapter 22 The New Public Administrator Chapter 23 Megaprojects and Risk Chapter 24 The World We Could Win Chapter 25 The CAUX Round Table Principles Chapter 26 Balance Between Electronic Access and Privacy Rights Chapter 27 Case 3: Integrity at the United Nations Chapter 28 Discussion Questions Chapter 29 For Further Exploration Part 30 Understanding Fraud, Waste, and Corrupt Practices Chapter 31 An Organizational Perspective on Corruption Chapter 32 Corruption and Governance Chapter 33 What is Corruption? Chapter 34 Fighting Corruption Globally Chapter 35 Corruption in the Not-for-Profit Sector Chapter 36 Case 4: The Adjunct Professor Chapter 37 Discussion Questions Chapter 38 For Further Exploration Part 39 Graft, Bribery and Conflict of Interest Chapter 40 Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft Chapter 41 Struggling against Bribery Chapter 42 Conflict of Interest in Nonprofit Ethics Chapter 43 Extremism in the Search for Virtue Chapter 44 Case 5: The Gift of a Carpet Chapter 45 Discussion Questions Chapter 46 For Further Exploration Part 47 Lying, Cheating and Deception Chapter 48 Lies for the Public Good Chapter 49 Lying in the Public Interest Chapter 50 Plausible Deniability Chapter 51 Distorting Scientific Research Chapter 52 Case 6: Greater Good versus Falsification Chapter 53 Discussion Questions Chapter 54 For Further Exploration Part 55 Privacy, Secrecy and Confidentiality Chapter 56 Secrecy in the Bush Administration Chapter 57 Privacy in the United States and the European Union Chapter 58 HIPAA Compliance Chapter 59 USA PATRIOT Act: Privacy v. Security Chapter 60 Not Just a Driver's License Chapter 61 Case 7: 'Outing' Agents and Protecting Sources Chapter 62 Discussion Questions Chapter 63 For Further Exploration Part 64 Abuse of Authority and Administrative Evil Chapter 65 The Malek Manual Chapter 66 The Banality of Evil Chapter 67 Torture as Public Policy Chapter 68 What about Evil? Chapter 69 History As Cause: Columbia and Challenger Chapter 70 Case 8: When the County Knows Best? Chapter 71 Discussion Questions Chapter 72 For Further Exploration Part 73 Establishing Expectations, Providing Guidelines and Building Trust Chapter 74 Maintaining Government Integrity Chapter 75 The Investors' Advocate Chapter 76 Trust in Government: Ethics Measures in OECD Countries Chapter 77 Data Regulation: Measuring Governance and Corruption Chapter 78 Maximizing Trust, Minimizing Conflicts Chapter 79 Batho Pele Principles and Service Delivery Chapter 80 The ASPA Code of Ethics Chapter 81 Are You an Ethical Public Official? Chapter 82 Case 9: Legal, Wrong, or Morally Required? Chapter 83 Discussion Questions Chapter 84 For Further Exploration Part 85 Transparency, Whistle Blowing and Dissent Chapter 86 Dealing with Dissent: Learning to Listen Chapter 87 The Ethical Importance of Resigning Chapter 88 Protecting the Whistleblower Chapter 89 Circumscribed Protection: The Ceballos Case Chapter 90 Ethics, Transparency International and the Private Sector Chapter 91 Case 10: What is a Whistle-Blower To Do? Chapter 92 Discussion Questions Chapter 93 For Further Exploration Part 94 Compliance, Oversight and Sanctions Chapter 95 Government Accountability Chapter 96 SEC and Oversight Chapter 97 Funding GASB after Sarbanes-Oxley Chapter 98 Governmental Nonprofit Oversight Chapter 99 Hurricane Relief Oversight Chapter 100 Case 11: Ignorance or Insider Trading? Chapter 101 Discussion Questions Chapter 102 For Further Exploration Part 103 Leadership and Individual Responsibility: Encouraging Ethics Chapter 104 Ethics Advice to a New Public Servant Chapter 105 The Moral Responsibility of Individuals in Public Sector Organizations Chapter 106 Eliot Spitzer as a Moral Exemplar Chapter 107 As a City upon a Hill Chapter 108 Case 12: Mayors as Exemplars? Chapter 109 Discussion Questions Chapter 110 For Further Exploration
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