ISBN-10:
1118109864
ISBN-13:
9781118109861
Pub. Date:
05/01/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
The Ethics Challenge in Public Service: A Problem-Solving Guide / Edition 3

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service: A Problem-Solving Guide / Edition 3

by Carol W. Lewis, Stuart C. Gilman

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Overview

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service: A Problem-Solving Guide / Edition 3

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of TheEthics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics textused in public management programs nationwide. The book serves as avaluable resource for public managers who work in a world thatpresents numerous ethical challenges every day. It is filled with awealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers canuse when making ethical choices in the ambiguous and pressuredworld of public service. The book also contains new material ontopics such as social networking, the use of apology, ethics asapplied to public policy, working with elected officials, andmore.

"The Ethics Challenge in Public Service, now in its thirdedition, continues to be simply indispensable for teaching publicservice ethics. Thoroughly updated to encompass the latestdevelopments in the field, this new edition adds both a companionwebsite and an instructor's website, further enhancing its valuefor both students and faculty."
Guy B. Adams, Harry S. Truman School of PublicAffairs, University of Missouri

"If you want to know about ethical decision making in publicservice, this is the book to read."
Patricia J. Harned, president, Ethics ResourceCenter

"This book cuts through the rhetoric and the partisanship rightto the heart of ethics in the public service; here is a smoothblend of how and why."
Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Woman's Hospital DistinguishedProfessor of Healthcare Management, John W. Dupuy EndowedProfessor, Louisiana State University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118109861
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 125,910
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Carol W. Lewis is professor emerita of political science at the University of Connecticut. She is a consultant and trainer for public agencies and professional organizations at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels.

Stuart C. Gilman is a consultant in Washington, D.C., working with state and federal government agencies, for large corporations and nonprofit organizations, as well as multinational organizations. He is a former director of the UN Global Programme against Corruption and senior executive with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

Table of Contents

Exhibits, Tables, and Figures vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xix

The Authors xxi

Introduction: Ethics in Public Service 1

PART ONE: ETHICAL DUTIES OF PUBLIC MANAGERS 17

1 What Is Important in Public Service? 19

2 Obeying and Implementing the Law 46

3 Serving the Public Interest 63

4 Taking Individual Responsibility 90

PART TWO: TOOLS FOR INDIVIDUAL DECISION MAKING 113

5 Finding Solid Ground 115

6 Resolving Ethical Dilemmas 141

7 Understanding Who and What Matters 164

PART THREE: ETHICS AND THE ORGANIZATION 189

8 Designing and Implementing Codes 191

9 Broadening the Horizon 225

10 Building an Ethical Agency 247

Afterword: The Job Ahead 277

Resource A: Glossary 285

Resource B: Rules of Thumb—A Summary of Arguments andRecommendations 295

References 299

Name Index 323

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