Ethical Frontiers in Public Management

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Ethical Frontiers in Public Management by James S. Bowman

Today's public managers face complex ethical dilemmas, often having to weigh personal and professional values against current public opinion and legal mandates. In a climate of increasing concern over ethical conduct in governmental institutions, administrators confront new challenges in the practice of public service.

Through in-depth interviews with public executives, focus group data, philosophical inquiry, and case studies, leading experts in the field of public administration develop an overview of the prevailing ethical environment in the public sector, provide fresh approaches to thinking about government ethics, and offer new strategies for improving ethical decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787900021
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Series: Public Administration Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethical Theory and Practice in Public Management

Part One: Understanding the Context of Ethical Issues in Government

1. The Origins of Ethical Frameworks in Public Administration(Darrell L. Pugh)

2. How Public Managers View Their Environment: Balancing Organizational Demands, Political Realities, and Personal Values(Harold F. Gortner)

3. Taking Ethics Seriously in Administrative Life: Constitutionalism, Ethical Reasoning, and Moral Judgment(Bruce Jennings)

Part Two: Seeking New Meanings and Values

4. Unearthing the Moral Foundations of Public Administration: Honor, Benevolence, and Justice(Kathryn G. Denhardt)

5. Reconstructing Government Ethics: A Public Philosophy of Civic Virtue(Curtis Ventriss)

6. Assessing Ethics Theories from a Democratic Viewpoint(Brent Wall)

7. New Leadership Requirements for Public Administrators: From Managerial to Policy Ethics(Jeffrey S. Luke)

Part Three: Developing New Strategies for Promoting Organizational and Individual Ethics

8. Using High Reliability Management to Promote Ethical Decision Making(Mary E. Guy)

9. Beyond Conventional Management Practices: Shifting Organization Values(Gerald T. Gabris)

10. New Strategies for Institutional Controls(Judith A. Truelson)

11. Strengthening Ethical Judgment in Public Administration(Debra W. Stewart, Norman A. Sprinthall)

12. Improving Ethical Decision Making Using the Concept of Justice(Gerald M. Pops)

13. Legitimizing Administrative Discretion Through Constitutional Stewardship(Douglas F. Morgan, Henry D. Kass)

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