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

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

by Patrick Bishop, Carmel Connors
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754622800

ISBN-13: 9780754622802

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754622802
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Law, Ethics and Governance
Edition description:
1
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
3.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Ethics in a Changing Context: The new public sector: changing management, organization, and ethics, Patrick Bishop and Carmel Connors
Ethics in a changing state - problems and opportunities, RFI Smith
Great expectations - but whose? Stakeholder theory and its implications for ethical behaviour in public organizations, John Martin
The hubris of principle: what organizational theory and neurophysiology reveal about the limits of ethical principles as guides to responsible action, Michael M. Harmon
The good, the bad, and the impossible: a psychoanalytic perspective on the discourse of ethics, OC McSwite
The matrix of integrity: is it possible to shift the emphasis from compliance to responsibility in changing contexts? - lessons from the United Kingdom, Alan Doig. The Case Studies: Just rhetoric? Exploring the language of leadership, John Uhr
Bureaucracy, power, and ethics, Stewart Clegg and Jon Stokes
The challenge of justice and caring for the organization of the school, Marie Brennan
Ethics in the public sector: listening to the voices of women executives, Brigid Limerick
Isolated agents, Robert Kelso
Steps towards creating or maintaining an ethical, effective public organization, Robert Cunningham. Managing For Ethical Outcomes: The three frames and ethics - an education Queensland perspective, Jim Varghese
Public integrity capacity, management theory, and organizational theory, Joseph Petrick
Index.

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