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Ethics Management for Public Administrators Leading and Building Organizations of Integrity

ISBN-10: 0765632616
ISBN-13: 9780765632616
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Donald C. Menzel
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Description: As with the first edition, this practical book is dedicated to building organizations of integrity. It has been written for students contemplating careers in public service, elected and appointed officials, administrators, and career public servants  More...

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List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

As with the first edition, this practical book is dedicated to building organizations of integrity. It has been written for students contemplating careers in public service, elected and appointed officials, administrators, and career public servants in America and abroad.Concise and comprehensive, Ethics Management for Public Administrators takes a public management perspective toward constructing ethical organizations. It includes:--an introduction to ethics management;--a discussion of the U.S. Constitutional and administrative environment in which officials carry out their duties;--descriptions and assessments of the tools available to elected and appointed officials who are committed to building ethical organizations;--a review of existing ethics management programs in American cities and counties;--an overview of legislative and administrative measures taken by Congress, presidents, the judiciary, and the fifty states to foster ethical governance;--unique coverage of ethics management around the world, with a focus on Europe and Asia;--hands-on skill-building exercises that conclude each chapter with active learning opportunities.Changes in the second edition include updated text and references, new examples, and new boxes and exhibits that appear throughout the text.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Ethics Management
Ethics in Government
Challenges to Ethical Governance
Ethics Management Is Important
Is Ethics Management Possible?
An Ethical Oversight
The Ethics-Performance Linkage
Ethics-Induced Stress
Managers as Ethical Leaders
Ethics Management in Practice
Proactive Ethical Risk Taking
Managers Speak Out
Responses to Ethics Failures
Trust Building
Organizational Perspectives on Ethics Management
Building an Ethical Culture
Practical Wisdom
Key Themes
Plan of the Book
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
A Late Night Surprise!
Moral Management?
Constitutional and Administrative Environments
Government of, by, and for the People
Administration, Science, and Ethics
Morally Mute Public Management
Low Road, High Road, or No Road?
Administration as Management
An Unfinished Portrait
The Evolution of Government Ethics in the United States
1792-1828: Character and Integrity in Governance
1828-1870: Age of Patronage Governance
1870-1900: Antipatronage Movement
1900-1930: Zeal for Government Integrity
1930-1960: Administration as Science
1960s: Rise and Demise of Can-Do Government
1970s: Ethical Meltdown
1980s: Into the Ethical Wilderness
1990s: Benign Neglect and Reawakening
2000s: Restoring Ethical Governance?
2010 and Beyond
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
When the Chief Asks You to Lie
Moral Courage
Leading with Integrity
Integrity
Managers as Leaders
Becoming an Ethical Leader
Beware of the Utilitarian Trap
Are There Ethical Blind Spots?
Leadership Styles
Transactional Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Leadership Success and Failure
A Wobbly Ethical Ladder
Exemplary Leadership
SurnmingUp
Ethics Management Skill Building
Blindsided: What Should You Do?
Withholding Information: When Is It Ethical or Unethical?
Tools for Building Organizations of Integrity
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth ...
Compliance Training
Integrity Model
Value Added
Scope and Type of Training
Does Training Deter Unethical Behavior?
Ethics Training in State Government
How to Stay Out of Trouble: Federal Ethics Training
Ethics Codes
Professional Association Codes
Code Enforcement
How Do Managers Use a Code?
Local Government Codes of Ethics
Code Implementation
Why Codes Succeed or Fail
Oaths
Ethics Audits
Local Government Audits
U.S. Office of Government Ethics
The United Nations Organizational Integrity Survey
When Serious Wrongdoing Turns Up
Human Resources Management
Hiring Practices
Annual Evaluations
Ethics Counselors
Hotlines
Jacksonville Hotline
Palm Beach County Hotline
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
Ethics and Performance Evaluations
Ethics Training for the Trainer
Ethics Management in American Cities and Counties
Ethics and Integrity Past
Ethics Management and Local Governance
Special Districts and Authorities
City-County Ethics Programs
Filing and Investigating a Complaint
Georgia's Certified Cities of Ethics
Challenges to Ethical Governance in Cities and Counties
Meeting the Challenges
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
Ethics Challenges in Disasters
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
Local Government Ethics Management in Action
Tampa, Florida: Progress in Slow Motion?
Tampa's Ethics Code
Ethics Commission
Code Implementation
City of Chicago: In Pursuit of Compliance?
Ethics Ordinance and the Board of Ethics
Ethics Training
Advice
Investigation and Enforcement
New York City: Taking Ethics Management Seriously?
Conflicts of Interest Board
Palm Beach County, Florida: Progressive in Ethical Matters?
Turning Back a Crisis of Confidence in Good Governance
King County, Washington: A Unique Division of Labor?
Board of Ethics
Office of Ombudsman
Salt Lake County, Utah: Fits and Starts?
Cook County, Illinois: A Work in Progress?
Advisory Opinions
Investigations
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas: Marching to a Different Drummer?
Ethics Commission
Ethics Training
Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida: National Leader?
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
What to Do?
An Ethics Audit for Your Agency?
Ethics Management in the States
State Ethics Laws
Ethics Commissions and Boards
Effectiveness
Governors
State Legislators
State Judiciary
Ethics Challenges in Disasters
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
Local Government Ethics Management in Action
Tampa, Florida: Progress in Slow Motion?
Tampa's Ethics Code
Ethics Commission
Code Implementation
City of Chicago: In Pursuit of Compliance?
Ethics Ordinance and the Board of Ethics
Ethics Training
Advice
Investigation and Enforcement
New York City: Taking Ethics Management Seriously?
Conflicts of Interest Board
Palm Beach County, Florida: Progressive in Ethical Matters?
Turning Back a Crisis of Confidence in Good Governance
King County, Washington: A Unique Division of Labor?
Board of Ethics
Office of Ombudsman
Salt Lake County, Utah: Fits and Starts?
Cook County, Illinois: A Work in Progress?
Advisory Opinions
Investigations
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas: Marching to a Different Drummer?
Ethics Commission
Ethics Training
Jacksonville-Duval County, Florida: National Leader?
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
What to Do?
An Ethics Audit for Your Agency?
Ethics Management in the States
State Ethics Laws
Ethics Commissions and Boards
Effectiveness
Governors
State Legislators
State Judiciary
Florida: Ethics Reform in Waiting?
Illinois: Race to the Top or Bottom?
New York: Endless Pursuit of Ethics Reform?
Advisory Opinions
Investigations and Enforcement
Education and Training
Summing Up
Efliics Management Skill Building
Follow the Law or Your Conscience?
Getting a Code Adopted
Federal Ethics Management
Federal Ethics Laws
Honest Services Fraud
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics
Presidents
Congress
House of Representatives
Ethics Reform
The Charlie Rangel Case
U.S. Senate
Sex, Politics, Ethics: Complicated and Hazardous Mix?
Federal Judiciary
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Polish This Draft!
Ethics Management Internationally
Ethics and Corruption: Two Sides of a Common Coin?
International Organizations
Transparency International, Global Integrity, and the Utstein Group
OECD
Ethics Laws and Codes Internationally
Ethics Codes in Central and Eastern Europe
Whistleblowing Laws
Europe
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Asia
China
Japan
Africa
Moving Forward
Summing Up
Ethics Management Skill Building
The Greater Good
ReUgious Expression in the Workplace
Ethical Governance in the Twenty-First Century
The Privatization Challenge
Use and Abuse of Insider Information
Private Contracting for Prison Management
Privatizing Home Building Reviews and Inspections
Information (R)Age Challenges
The Winds of Globalization
Ethics Education Challenges
Sensitivity and Awareness Teaching
Moral Reasoning
Leadership and Exemplar Modeling
Effectiveness of Ethics Education
The "New" Ethics
A New Generation of Leaders
Staying the Ethical Course
Twenty-First-Century Challenges
Ethics Management Skill Building
Nonprofit Contracting
Entrepreneurialism at the Office
References
Index
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