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From the Publisher"If you have ethics responsibilities in the public sector, you must read this book for its text and compilation of resource materials."
--The Honorable Stephen D. Potts, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center and former director, the U. S. Office of Government Ethics
"This book is three things: the best available synthesis of ethics in public affairs, a first-rate theoretical consideration of ethics, and a wonderfully applied, useful, and practical guide. Carol Lewis and Stuart Gilman are two giants in the field, and this book lives up to their stature."
--H. George Frederickson, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas
"The Ethics Challenge in Public Service is a necessary tool for public administrators and students alike in this era of fiscal challenges, heightened citizen expectations of government accountability, and public scrutiny, providing both theoretical frameworks and practical applications for ethical decision making. Carol Lewis’s book is a ‘must-have’ for any public sector professional’s reference shelf, without regard to sector or specialty."
--Ann M. Hess, J.D., M.P.A., president, Massachusetts Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, and staff director, Boston City Council
"Having used The Ethics Challenge in Public Service in my graduate course for years, it was good news that Carol Lewis and Stuart Gilman have prepared a second edition. Incorporating updated material and new treatments of international developments and of ethics in the nonprofit sector, this book remains simply indispensable for teaching public service ethics."
--Guy B. Adams, professor, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia
"The Ethics Challenge in Public Service draws the reader into the pervasive ethical dimension of public service. Lively, timely, well-crafted cases in every chapter engage both reason and moral imagination. This is an ideal text for professional ethics courses. Practicing administrators will recognize the ethical conflicts and dilemmas, and learn effective strategies for working through them. It also includes an extensive chronology of public service ethics, a useful resource in itself."
--B. L. Catron, professor emeritus of public administration, George Washington University
"The authors’ deep commitment to public service and empathetic understanding of the complexities and ethical dilemmas faced by public service practitioners are reflected in this book’s title and in its thoughtful balancing of idealism and realism, so that Lewis and Gilman offer moral direction without restoring to simplistic rote prescription for belief or behavior."
--Jonathan B. Justice, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware