The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit OrganizationsAuthor: James H. Svara
Note: Previous edition 9781449619015
Written to introduce students to the fundamentals of administrative responsibility and ethics, The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations provides a clear understanding of why ethics are important to administrators in governmental and non-profit organizations, and how these administrators can relate their own personal values to the norms of the public sector.
The Ethics Primer guides the student to align his or her own ethical commitments with the ethical standards of the field. Further, it helps the reader understand how to put these standards into practice as an individual administrator and as a leader of a public or nonprofit organization. Utilizing the “ethics triangle” as a framework that stresses virtue, principles, and promoting good outcomes, this text clearly articulates for the reader the duties and responsibilities of public servants.
Features and Benefits
- Greater attention to administrators in nonprofit organizations throughout the book.
- New discussion of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) code of ethics, in addition to its focus on key professional codes as a guide to ethical behaviour.
- Stronger emphasis on reconciling one’s personal and professional code of ethics.
- New chapter on Public Affairs Education and Ethics that examines the ethical issues and challenges associated with each of the NASPAA core competencies.
- Updated Section on Responsible Whistleblowing features new information pertaining to the whistleblower report that contributed to investigation of presidential activities in Ukraine
- Each new print copy includes Navigate eBook Access enabling you to read your digital textbook online or offline, on computers, tablets, and mobile devices.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter 1 Introduction-and a Pop Quiz
- Chapter 2 Administrative Ethics: Ideas, Sources, and Development
- Chapter 3 Refining the Sense of Duty: Responsibilities of Public Administrators and the Issue of Agency
- Chapter 4 Reinforcing and Enlarging Duty: The Philosophical Bases of Ethical Behavior and the Ethics Triangle
- Chapter 5 Codifying Duty and Ethical Perspectives: Professional Codes of Ethics
- Chapter 6 Undermining Duty: Challenges to the Ethical Behavior of Public Administrators
- Chapter 7 Deciding How to Meet Obligations and Act Responsibly: Ethical Analysis and Problem Solving
- Chapter 8 Acting on Duty in the Face of Uncertainty and Risk: Responsible Whistleblowing
- Chapter 9 Mandating Duty: External Measures to Promote Ethics
- Chapter 10 Elevating Ethical Behavior in the Organization
- Chapter 11 Public Affairs Education and Ethics
- Chapter 12 Conclusion: The Duties of Public Administrators
- Appendix 1 Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch
- Appendix 2 American Society for Public Administration’s Code of Ethics with Practices
- Appendix 3 International City/County Management Association Code of Ethics
- Appendix 4 Independent Sector Code of Ethics for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations