The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role / Edition 4

The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role / Edition 4

by Terry L. Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787941336

ISBN-13: 9780787941338

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

"This is an important work, especially in these times when administrative ethics are getting more attention. It is readable and timely."
The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Since its original publication, The Responsible Administrator has become the standard resource for public administrators seeking to systematically confront and

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"This is an important work, especially in these times when administrative ethics are getting more attention. It is readable and timely."
The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Since its original publication, The Responsible Administrator has become the standard resource for public administrators seeking to systematically confront and address ethical issues and incorporate them into their decision-making and management choices. In administrative ethics courses, according to the Working Group on Ethics Education of the American Society for Public Administration, the single most commonly used book is Terry Cooper's The Responsible Administrator.

In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition, Cooper expands on and uncovers many current issues relevant to administrative ethics. He presents a design approach to administrative ethics, emphasizing the connection between decision making and actual practice within an organization. Cooper offers new insight on postmodernism, explaining how the problems organizations now face have been intensified by postmodern conditions, and describes the relationship between ethics and the emerging principal-agent theory. The new edition also features a large number of up-to-date case studies and examples.

The theoretical framework presented in this powerful resource is clearly grounded in practice. Featured techniques help managers consider all the factors involved in a decision, ensuring that they balance professional, personal, and organizational values. The case studies and examples in this edition illustrate the techniques that work and those that don't.

The Responsible Administrator helps both experienced and novice public managers become effective decision makers, providing them with a solid understanding of the role and importance of ethics in public service-and the framework to incorporate ethical and values-based decision making in day-to-day management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787941338
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
NonProfit and Public Administration Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1Understanding Ethical Decision Making1
Pt. 1Ethics for Individual Administrators
2Public Administration in Modern and Postmodern Society: The Context of Administrative Ethics33
3Administrative Responsibility: The Key to Administrative Ethics65
4Conflicts of Responsibility: The Ethical Dilemma90
Pt. 2Ethics in the Organization
5Maintaining Responsible Conduct in Public Organizations: Two Approaches131
6Integrating Ethics with Organizational Norms and Structures164
7Safeguarding Ethical Autonomy in Organizations: Dealing with Unethical Superiors and Organizations199
8Conclusion: A Model of Responsible Administration244
References259
Index271

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