Ethics In City Hall: Discussion And Analysis For Public Administration / Edition 1

Ethics In City Hall: Discussion And Analysis For Public Administration / Edition 1

by William N. Thompson, James E. Leidlein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 076375532X

ISBN-13: 9780763755324

Pub. Date: 05/22/2008

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Students need to be exposed to real life events that they will be confronted with as public managers. This book contains twenty in-depth case studies that describe and discuss actual events that presented ethical and other challenges in public management. Each case study is a true account of an event that took place in a village, town, township, or city with a

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Students need to be exposed to real life events that they will be confronted with as public managers. This book contains twenty in-depth case studies that describe and discuss actual events that presented ethical and other challenges in public management. Each case study is a true account of an event that took place in a village, town, township, or city with a population between 10,000 and 40,000 over the past 30 years. This text encourage the reader analyze the situations and behaviors presented, then reflect on how to deal with the circumstances. It will assist instructors and students in applying principles of ethical behavior to actual ethical challenges faced by public administrators. This useful text also includes discussion questions and analyses to test students' knowledge and critical thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763755324
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
303,052
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Authors' Acknowledgments     vii
About the Authors     ix
Introduction: It Started Even Before Plato     xi
A Note on the Cases     xv
The Great Society Gift Horse     1
Gotta Love Those Bread and Butter Unions     7
Trust Your Gut or Go with the Flow?     11
Oh, the Tangled Web We Weave     19
To Tell the Truth     25
Dirty Job? Hire a New Person to Do It     31
A Time for Action-A Time for Reflection     35
A Deadly Deed     39
Punishments to Fit Crimes, But Keep It Quiet     45
Boss, We've Got a Problem     51
Sometimes It's Tough to Explain     57
Building Inspector: Too Good to Be True     61
Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Hurt in Other Ways, Too     69
Peter, Paul, and Mary: Ethical Quandaries or Managerial Issues?     73
Elected Officials at Work and/or Play     83
The Tax Is Illegal-Getting the Story Out     93
Betty to the Rescue     99
Not Following the Letter of the Law Is Best Sometimes     105
Because of Good Intergovernmental Relations, Some Things Could Be Buried Quickly     111
The Rarest of the Rare     117
Hirethe Hard-Core Unemployed     129
Codes of Ethics     139
Sometimes Choices Can Be Difficult     149
A Bitter Taste on the Lips     151
Annotated Bibliography of Selected Books     153
A Selected List of Films on Ethics     163
Index     169

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