The Political Ethics of Public Service

The Political Ethics of Public Service

by Vera Vogelsang-Coombs

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137518453
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/06/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Vera Vogelsang-Coombs is Associate Professor and Voinovich Fellow in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University (CSU). Previously, she was CSU’s College of Graduate Studies Dean, the Minnesota State Training Manager, and Hamline University’s MAPA Program director. Her publications focus on city council and mayoral leadership, public service ethics, constitutional governance, and public leadership development.

Table of Contents


PART I Introduction
Case Study: Case Study of Cuyahoga County, Ohio: The American Way of Public Service Ethics
Introduction: The Political Ethics of Public Service: A New American Way of Public Service Ethics
PART II The Ethical Inquiry of Career Public Servants: Balancing Public and Private Morality in Governing Methods
1. “What Am I to Be?”: Personal Loyalty, Thick-Thin Morality, and the Crisis of Conscience
2. “What Will I Do?”: Clarifying Self-Interest
3. “Will I Do It?”: Clarifying the Costs of Ethical Voice
PART III Great Political Ideas and American Constitutionalism: Balancing Liberty and Equality in Government
4. Political Philosophy, the American Constitutional Heritage, and Constitutional Thinking
5. Federalism, Constitutional Law, and the Politics of Freedom
6. The Political Ethics of Constitutional Change and Constitutional Stewardship
PART IV Political Institutions and Democratic Public Service: Balancing Liberty and Authority in Bureaucratic Governance
7. Bureaucratic Governance Perspectives and Democratic Public Service: Institutional Ideals and Threats
8. Racial Profiling: Abuses of Bureaucratic Authority that Threaten the Liberty of Citizens
9. The Political Ethics of Constitutional Professionalism
PART V Conclusion
Conclusion:The New American Way of Ethics: The Political Ethics of Constitutionally Centered Public Service

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