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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763755324
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/22/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 208,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction It Started Even Before Plato

Ch. 1 The Great Society Gift Horse 1

Ch. 2 Gotta Love Those Bread and Butter Unions 7

Ch. 3 Trust Your Gut or Go with the Flow? 11

Ch. 4 Oh, the Tangled Web We Weave 19

Ch. 5 To Tell the Truth 25

Ch. 6 Dirty Job? Hire a New Person to Do It 31

Ch. 7 A Time for Action - A Time for Reflection 35

Ch. 8 A Deadly Deed 39

Ch. 9 Punishments to Fit Crimes, But Keep It Quiet 45

Ch. 10 Boss, We've Got a Problem 51

Ch. 11 Sometimes It's Tough to Explain 57

Ch. 12 Building Inspector: Too Good to Be True 61

Ch. 13 Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Hurt in Other Ways, Too 69

Ch. 14 Peter, Paul, and Mary: Ethical Quandaries or Managerial Issues? 73

Ch. 15 Elected Officials at Work and/or Play 83

Ch. 16 The Tax Is Illegal - Getting the Story Out 93

Ch. 17 Betty to the Rescue 99

Ch. 18 Not Following the Letter of the Law Is Best Sometimes 105

Ch. 19 Because of Good Intergovernmental Relations, Some Things Could Be Buried Quickly 111

Ch. 20 The Rarest of the Rare 117

Ch. 21 Hire the Hard-Core Unemployed 129

Appendix I Codes of Ethics 139

Appendix II Sometimes Choices Can Be Difficult 149

Appendix III A Bitter Taste on the Lips 151

Appendix IV Annotated Bibliography of Selected Books 153

Appendix V A Selected List of Films on Ethics 163

Index 169

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