Management, Organisation, and Ethics in the Public Sector (Law, Ethics and Governance Series)

Hardcover (Print)
Not Available on BN.com
 

Overview

Over the past two decades in Australia and other developed nations, public sector management philosophies and how the public sector is organised have changed dramatically. At the same time, there have been many demands, and several attempts, to preserve and promote ethical behaviour within the public sector - though few go much beyond the publication of a Code. Both developments require an understanding of how public organisations operate in this new environment. Organisational and management theory are seen as providing important potential insights into the opportunities and pitfalls for building ethics into the practices, culture, and norms of public organisations. This book brings together the experience and research of a range of 'reflective practitioners' and 'engaged academics' in public sector management, organisational theory, management theory, public sector ethics and law. It addresses what management and organisation theory might suggest about the nature of public organisations and the institutionalisation of ethics.


About the Author:
About the Editors: Patrick Bishop, Dr, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Research Fellow, Carmel Connors, Research Assistant and Charles Sampford, Professor and Director, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University, Australia

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754622802
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Law, Ethics and Governance
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 3.60 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors and Editors
1 The New Public Sector: Changing Management, Organisation, and Ethics 3
2 Ethics in a Changing State - Problems and Opportunities 19
3 Great Expectations - But Whose? Stakeholder Theory and its Implications for Ethical Behaviour in Public Organisations 43
4 The Hubris of Principle: What Organisational Theory and Neurophysiology Reveal about the Limits of Ethical Principles as Guides to Responsible Action 67
5 The Good, the Bad, and the Impossible: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Discourse of Ethics 85
6 The Matrix of Integrity: Is it Possible to Shift the Emphasis from Compliance to Responsibility in Changing Contexts? - Lessons from the United Kingdom 101
7 Just Rhetoric? Exploring the Language of Leadership 123
8 Bureaucracy, Power, and Ethics 145
9 The Challenge of Justice and Caring for the Organisation of the School 161
10 Ethics in the Public Sector: Listening to the Voices of Women Executives 179
11 Isolated Agents 201
12 Creating or Maintaining an Ethical, Effective Public Organisation 219
13 The Three Frames and Ethics - An Education Queensland Perspective 237
14 Public Integrity Capacity, Management Theory, and Organisational Theory 255
Index 281
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)