© 2011, 6" x 9" softcover, 432 pages
Product Code B957
By Dean Geuras and Charles Garofalo
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Ethical issues arise in all walks of
life, but none have implications as far-reaching and serious as those
related to public management. Most people working in the public sector
want to do the "right" thing, but the issues can be highly complex or
just not lend themselves to easy answers.
Practical Ethics in Public Administration, Third Edition,
provides the tools, techniques, and methods needed to help meet these
challenges. This completely updated third edition provides public sector
professionals the information they need to face the ethical issues that
arise in the course of a day’s work, address those issues with greater
self-assurance, perform their duties in an ethically justifiable manner,
and explain their actions reasonably.
This new edition:
- Covers emerging ethical issues surrounding public-private partnerships
- Examines the shift from compliance-based to integrity-based ethics programs
- Explores the context of moral competency
The Real World • Ethics in the Public Sector/Ethics in the Private Sector • What
Is Ethics, Anyway? • Raising the Right Questions: Ethical Approaches to
Five Important Cases • The Real World Revisited • Who Am I? Who Do I
Want to Be? What Do I Want? • Making Choices • Problems That Might Arise
and How to Analyze Them • Developing an Ethical Style: How Would You
Analyze Problems That Might Arise? • Addressing Public Ethical Conflict
by Means of the Unified Ethic • Leadership Development and Moral Agency
in Contemporary Governance • Perspectives on Contemporary Reform:
Reinventing Government and the New Public Management • Ethics, Quality,
and Performance • Ethical Dilemmas in Hybridization and Outsourcing •
The Competent Moral Agent • Wrap-Up and Key Points
About the Authors
Dean Geuras is
Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
In addition to articles in philosophy, Dr. Geuras has authored
interdisciplinary publications relating philosophy to other fields,
including theology and counseling.
Professor of Political Science at Texas State University, teaches
graduate and aundergraduate courses in public administration, public
policy, administrative ethics, and business- government relations.
Together, Geuras and Garofalo have also co-authored Ethics in the Public Service: The Moral Mind at Work and Common Ground, Common Future: Moral Agency in Public Administration, Professions, and Citizenship.