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Delineating implications for administrative ethics from other fields such as sociology, psychology, and philosophy, this state-of-the-art reference/text provides a comprehensive review of administrative ethics in the public sector - tracing the treatment of ethics in public administration literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Detailing the context within which contemporary ethics training has developed, the Handbook of Administrative Ethics recommends useful research techniques for generating various categories of knowledge concerning administrative ethics . . . examines the effectiveness of ethics training and legal and organizational devices for encouraging desired conduct . . . creates a taxonomy for administrative ethics using the categories of modern philosophy . . . discusses the origins of the term "public interest" . . . analyzes deontological and teleological approaches to administrative ethics oriented toward duty to principle . . . focuses on the ethical dimensions of organizational culture and the conflicts between culture and ethical conduct . . . investigates topics of particular relevance to the political and social contexts of public administration in the United States . . . and more. Written by over 25 leading scholars in public administration ethics, the Handbook of Administrative Ethics is a valuable reference for public administrators, political scientists, and scholars in other fields concerned with professional ethics such as biomedical and legal ethics, and an essential text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in departments of public administration, political science, government, and social work.
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Thirty-four contributions review current research and theory in administrative ethics, with pieces by scholars, mostly American, in the fields of public affairs, public administration, political science, urban affairs, business administration, social work, and management. Divided into seven sections, contributions address administrative ethics as a field of study; philosophical perspectives in administrative ethics; the contexts of administrative ethics; maintaining ethical conduct through external controls; maintaining ethical conduct through internal controls; administrative ethics in American society; and administrative ethics in other cultures. The introduction provides a detailed summary of each of the book's chapters. Five new chapters have been added on topics not covered in the first edition; other chapters have undergone varying degrees of revision. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

I Administrative Ethics as a Field of Study
1 The Emergence of Administrative Ethics as a Field of Study in the United States 1
2 Research and Knowledge in Administrative Ethics 37
3 Ethics Education in Public Administration and Affairs: Preparing Graduates for Workplace Moral Dilemmas 59
4 Ethics in In-service Training 79
II Philosophical Perspectives in Administrative Ethics
5 The Use of Philosophy in Administrative Ethics 105
6 Administration and the Ethics of Virtue: In All Things, Choose First for Good Character and Then for Technical Expertise 131
7 The Public Interest 151
8 Deontological Dimensions of Administrative Ethics Revisited 179
9 A Teleological Approach to Administrative Ethics 195
10 A Dream of What We Could Be: The Founding Values, the Oath, and Homo virtutis americanus 207
III Contexts of Administrative Ethics
11 Organizational Structure: A Reflection of Society's Values and a Context for Individual Ethics 227
12 Governmental Ethics and Organizational Culture 243
13 The Relevance of Public Ethics to Administration and Policy 263
14 Administrative Ethics and the Chimera of Professionalism: The Historical Context of Public Service Ethics 291
IV Maintaining Ethical Conduct: External Controls
15 Codes of Ethics 309
16 From Codes of Conduct to Codes of Ethics: The ASPA Case 335
17 Ethics Management in Public Organizations: What, Why, and How? 355
18 Federal Ethics Management and Public Trust 367
19 Federal Inspectors General and the Paths to Accountability 387
20 Whistleblower Protection and the Judiciary 407
21 Dealing with Administrative Corruption 429
V Maintaining Ethical Conduct: Internal Controls
22 Moral Development in Public Administration 457
23 Ethical Decision-Making 481
24 Values and Ethics 509
25 Character and Conduct in the Public Service: A Review of Historical Perspectives 529
VI Administrative Ethics in American Society
26 Gender Differences in Administrative Ethics 555
27 Citizenship Ethics in Public Administration 583
28 Administrative Ethics and Democratic Theory 603
29 Administrative Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations 623
30 Military Ethics 629
VII Administrative Ethics in Other Cultures
31 Administrative Ethics in a Chinese Society: The Case of Hong Kong 649
32 Constitutionalism and Administrative Ethics: A Comparative Study of Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States 671
33 Administrative Ethics in an African Society: The Case of Zimbabwe 695
34 Public Service Ethics in Australia 719
Index 741
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