This practical book is dedicated to building ethical organizations. It has been written for college students preparing for careers in public service as well as for elected and appointed officials, administrators, and career public servants in the United States and elsewhere. Concise and comprehensive, Ethics Management for Public and Nonprofit Managers takes a managerial ethics approach to building and leading ethical public organizations. It includes:
This third edition includes a new chapter on ‘achieving ethical competence,’ exploring a wide range of ethical issues that confront public and nonprofit managers in their efforts to lead and build organizations of integrity. Examples and cases from both the public and the nonprofit sectors are incorporated throughout the third edition so that the book acts as a kind of ‘field guide’ for ethical behavior, with descriptions and assessments of the tools available to elected and appointed officials at every level. Accompanying the third edition text is a series of exercises that build ethical competence skills, asking the reader to judge the ethical competence of key actors in cases drawn from recent headlines.
"Don Menzel is a leader at the frontier of public sector ethics research and this new edition of his accessible book explores the challenges of cultivating organizations of integrity. Menzel effectively draws on the best available scholarship, speaks to the concerns of practitioners, offers perceptive legal and historical analysis, and assesses tools for ethics managers. He also focuses on achieving ethical competencies, provides thought-provoking case studies, and develops practical skill-building exercises to examine ethical governance. Ethics in diverse government and nonprofit environments at the local, state, national and international levels are examined. This book is an ideal choice for classroom use." –Jonathan P. West, University of Miami, USA
"A practical compendium of the who, what, when, and how of ethics management in the public and private sectors. This is the road map for managers who often lose their way through the complexities of ethics management. Truly a resource both students and professionals will cherish." –Carole L. Jurkiewicz, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
1. Ethics Management and Governance
2. In Pursuit of Ethical Competence
3. Leading with Integrity
4. Tools for Building Organizations of Integrity
5. State & Local Ethics Management Environments
6. U.S. Ethics Management Environment
7. International Ethics Management Environment
8. Ethical Governance in the 21st Century
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