Managing in the Public Sector A Casebook in Ethics and Leadership

ISBN-10: 0136039758

ISBN-13: 9780136039754

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brett S. Sharp, Grant Aguirre, Kenneth Kickham

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Debuting it its first edition, this unique casebook contains dozens of brief, engaging case studies for public administrators in public and nonprofit institutions. Inspired by real-life stories, these short cases cover a wide range of topics from affirmative action to human resources to sports management. Managing the Public Sectorillustrates theoretical concepts while encouraging active reader participation and critical thinking.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction: A Primer on Ethics in Public Administration
Why Study Ethics?
Subjectivism
Cultural Relativism
Psychological Egoism
Utilitarian Theory (Teleological Ethics)
Duty Ethics (Deontological Ethics)
Virtue Ethics
The Moral Minimum
The Case Study Method
Managing Employees
Floggings Will Continue
Not Paying Taxes at the IRS
Cutting Loose the Dirty Dozen
Eleven Months to Retirement
A Competent but Slow Employee
A Termination by Any Other Name
Leading Public Organizations
Gay Rights Signs on City Utility Poles
Serving at the Pleasure of the City Council
Office of Emergency Management Fake Press Conference
Squeezing Out the Garbage Collectors
The Governor's Transition Team
Running the Numbers at the State Health Department
Public Financial Management and Budgeting
The Long Forgotten Raise in the Property Tax
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Submitting an Incomplete Financial Report
Ineligible for Suggestion System Awards
Free Boat for Soda Display at State Lodge
Charging for Copies of Public Documents
Managing Human Resources
The Planning Director and the H R Analyst
Patronage Charges against the Governor
Selecting the Special Assistant to the City Council
Maintaining Pay during Reduction in Force
A Speed Bump on Staff
The Bureaucrat's Wife
Public Health and Welfare
Pennies from Heaven
Spanking the Foster Child
Children Abused in State Institution
Smoking at the State Health Department
Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrants
Privatizing the County Hospital
Planning and Economic Development
Tourism Advertisement
A Reasonable Offer
Shootout at the Zoning Commission: MegaStore v. the Pharmacists
Complimentary Soda Drinks for Bus Drivers
The Ethanol Loan Subsidy
Free Building for Titan Trout Shop
Education Administration and Policy
Changing the Grade
The Superintendent's Scandal
Gift Certificate for Recommendation Letter
State University Football Coach and the Wayward Team
Working Extra to Pay Your Own Salary
Professor Dating Student
To Protect and to Serve
Rough Day in Tornado Alley
Pornography and the Police Chief's Wife
Nukes Travel Cross County
Highway Patrol Officer Sells Benefit Tickets
Cyber Terrorism
Records Check
Bureaucracy and Public Morality
The Corrections Officer Selection Video
Indecent Exposure and the Board of Cosmetology
American General Opines on Gays
Hollywood Discovery
Advertisement for Topless Bar in University Newspaper
Diversity Management
Sensitivity Training and Pandora's Box
The Fair Employment Practices Act
Weekend Racist
Accommodating a Student with a Disability
Hate Speech in Confidential Course Evaluations
Equal Pay Experts in a Hot Tub
Challenges in Nonprofit Management
Firefighters Get Money for Charity
Ghost Worker at the Nonprofit
Sharing the Donor List
University President Protests Football Official's Decision
The Lazy Volunteer
Environmental Protection
An Ombudsman by Any Other Name
Northern Spotted Owl
Funding the Frog Study
Penciling in Your Own Salary
Carbon Footprint of a Global Warming Activist
Appendix Cases Listed by Subject Areas
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