Public Service Ethics (häftad)
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West, Jonathan P.
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Public Service Ethics (häftad)

Public Service Ethics

Individual and Institutional Responsibilities

Häftad Engelska, 2014-04-01
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The emphasis of this text is not only on "how to," but also "why", and the book offers readers practical knowledge and insight into ethics in government. To that end, the book is not about right and wrong answers. Rather it aims to understand ethics and human behaviour in an analytical, yet provocative manner by extending one?s ordinary moral experience by making it explicit, clearer, and more consistent.
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Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities is superior to other ethics texts I’ve used -- I was hooked from the opening pages. Bowman and West do an admirable job of both building a coherent picture of ethical public management and providing students with a robust toolkit for making ethical decisions in a variety of settings. The authors thoroughly cover the essential topics and problems in public service ethics, and bring the theories and techniques of ethical management into sharp focus through compelling practical examples. Students  are given ample opportunities to apply concepts and lessons from the text through a variety of well-developed exercises; case studies that illustrate real ethical problems confronting public managers bring the book’s material to life. With its rich substantive content, current examples, and lively writing, this text is a compelling read and a welcome new development for public service ethics.

Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities is a fabulous book. The overall coverage is terrific, especially in response to new challenges in public service. Bowman and West combine contemporary and timely research, issues, examples, and case studies; yet they also convey an awareness of the enduring ethical dilemmas at the heart of public service. The book has a nice blend of the theory and history of public service ethics, and includes practical strategies that will be very helpful to students as they build their way to an individualized approach to the challenges they face in their careers. A groundbreaking text.

Bowman and West’s Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities speaks directly to the ethical issues faced by public sector managers. The book fits amazingly well with the way I teach ethics. The authors make a compelling argument for the study of ethics and effectively integrate their ideas throughout the book. The writing is lively and engaging, and will appeal to students and working professionals because it is not pretentious and pious—as are some works on the subject of ethics. The book’s many strengths may be found in its well written exercises and study questions. This text encourages students to become reflective scholars, which fits hand-in-glove with my teaching style.

Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities is a pleasure to read, and provides appropriately balanced coverage of the topic. Bowman and West’s argument is persuasive, and the logical organization of their text clearly and effectively communicates the way public managers can use their understanding of personal ethics and societal ethics to build organizational ethics. I especially like their discussion of how &...

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James S. Bowman is a professor of public administration at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University. Noted for this work in ethics and human resource management, Dr. Bowman is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as editor of six anthologies. He is co-author of The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2nd ed., Sharpe, 2010) and Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (CQ Press, 2015). For nearly two decades, he served as editor-in-chief of Public Integrity, a journal owned by the American Society for Public Administration. A past National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Fellow, as well as a Kellogg Foundation Fellow, he has experience in the military, civil service, and business.

Jonathan P. West is a professor and chair of political science and director of the graduate public administration program at the University of Miami. His research interests include ethics, public administration, and human resource management. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as nine books. He is co-author of Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Perspectives (CQ Press, 2015) American Politics and the Environment (2nd. Ed., SUNY Press, 2015) and The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2nd ed., Sharpe, 2010.) For nearly two decades he has been managing editor of the  Public Integrity journal. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a management analyst in the Office of the Surgeon General.


I. Foundations of Public Service Ethics 1. Pertinence, Practicality, and Poppycock Pertinence: Reasons to Study Ethics Practicality: Commitment as a Privilege and Obligation Poppycock: Myths about Ethics Conclusion Assignments Appendix 1.1 Personal Checklists 2. Perspectives on Ethics: Macro, Meso, Micro Macro Level of Analysis: Historical Dimensions Contemporary Research on Levels of Ethics Meso Level of Analysis: The Organization Micro Level of Analysis: The Individual Ethical Dilemma: Macro, Meso, Micro Ethics in Action Factors Influencing Meso-Micro Ethics Case Study 2.1 The Pennsylvania State University Athletic Sex Abuse Scandal Conclusion Assignments 3. Values, Ethics, and Dilemmas Defining Values Applying Values in Public Service Defining Ethics Case Study 3.1 Challenge the Leader Domains of Human Action: Law vs. Free Choice Social Forces Endangering Ethics Case Study 3.2 Value Conflicts in World Affairs Conclusion Assignments II. Individual-Centered Approaches to Ethics 4. Moral Development Theory Kohlberg's Moral Development Theory: A Rational Approach Case Study 4.1 Applying Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development Milgram's Shock and Zimbardo's Prison Experiments: Ethics Under Pressure Haidt's Social Intuitionalist Approach Conclusion Assignments 5. Cognitive Ethics Methods: Results and Rule Problem-Solving Approaches Approaches to Ethics A Five-stage Method for Analyzing Ethical Issues Case Study 5.1 Applying the Kew Gardens Principles Moral Courage Applying the Five-stage Method: A Personal and Professional Conflict Conclusion Assignments Appendix 5.1 Sensitivity-Intensity Matrix Approach Appendix 5.2 The Ethical Principles Approach Case Study 5.2 Applying the Ethical Principles Approach: Playing Poker with a Vendor Appendix 5.3 Line Drawing Case Study 5.3 Applying the Line Drawing Method: A Questionable Gift 6. Virtue Theory Comparing Cognitive and Virtue Ethics The Vocabulary of Virtue Habituation: The Formation of Character Case Study 6.1 Applying Rion's Ethical Decision-Making Framework: Probing the Conscience Virtue Theory Strengths and Weaknesses Utility of Virtue Ethics for Managers: Challenge and Response Conclusion Assignments 7. Conscious Deliberation and Subconscious Action: The Dishonesty of Honest People Results, Rule, Virtue: Decision-making with the Ethics Triad Utilizing the Ethics Triad Case Study 7.1 The Ethics Triad: Applying the Rational Approach to a Birthday Invitation Behavioral Ethics: What People Do vs. What They Say They Do Conclusion Assignments Appendix 7.1 Critiquing Student Case Analyses III. Institutional Approaches to Ethics 8. Organizational Ethics Types of Organizational Strategies Case Study 8.1 Applying Rational and Behavioral Ethics Approaches: To Follow or Not To Follow Government Hiring Policy Ethical Infrastructure: Building Blocks in Ethics Management Organizational Structure Value Statements Psychological Contracts Oaths and Codes Institutionalizing Ethics Cultural Competency Conclusion Assignments 9. Corruption Control Scope and Magnitude of Corruption Today Defining Corruption Causes of Corruption and Evolution of Anti-corruption Strategies Individual and Institutional Moral Failure Scandals: Types and Impacts Avenues for Reform Case Study 9.1 Applying Rational and Behavioral Ethics Approaches: Public to Private Employment on Similar Work Conclusion Assignments 10. Whistleblowing in Organizations Significance of Whistleblowing Case Study 10.1 Problem Solver or Trouble Maker? Whistleblower Laws Case Study 10.2 Applying Rational and Behavioral Ethics Approaches: Cooking the Books Dissent in Organizations Case Study 10.3 The Silent Whistle Case Study 10.4 Successful Whistleblowing Trends in Blowing the Whistle Conclusion