1st Edition

Ethics in Public Policy and Management A global research companion

Edited By Alan Lawton, Zeger van der Wal, Leo Huberts Copyright 2016
    374 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    374 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion showcases the latest research from established and newly emerging scholars in the fields of public management and ethics. This collection examines the profound changes of the last 25 years, including the rise of New Public Management, New Public Governance and Public Value; how these have altered practitioners’ delivery of public services; and how academics think about those services.

    Drawing on research from a broad range of disciplines, Ethics in Public Policy and Management looks to reflect on this changing landscape. With contributions from Asia, Australasia, Europe and the USA, the collection is grouped into five main themes:

    • theorising the practice of ethics;
    • understanding and combating corruption;
    • managing integrity;
    • ethics across boundaries;
    • expanding ethical policy domains.

    This volume will prove thought-provoking for educators, administrators, policy makers and researchers across the fields of public management, public administration and ethics.

    Part I: Introduction  1. The Scope and Scale of Ethics in Public Policy and Management (Alan Lawton, Zeger van der Wal and Leo Huberts)  Part II: Theorising the Practice(s) of Ethics  2. A Public Ethics of Care: Bringing ethics of care into public ethics research (Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta)  3.Adding Colours to the Shades of Grey: Enriching the integrity discourse with virtue ethics concepts (Marcel Becker and Jitse Talsma)  4. Discourses of Deceit, Political Myth and Ideological Capital in Public Administration (Michael MacaulayPart III: Understanding and Combating Corruption  5. History and Public Ethics (Toon Kerkhoff and Pieter Wagenaar)  6. Building Integrity in Public Sector Operations (Olivia Monaghan and Adam Graycar)  7. Theoretical (Mis)understanding? Applying Principal-Agent and Collective Action Theories to the Problem of Corruption in Systemically Corrupt Countries (Caryn Peiffer and Heather Marquette)  8. The Ethics of Public Officials in the United States: Strong, bent, broken? (Donald C. Menzel)  Part IV: Managing Integrity  9. Institutionalizing Integrity Management: Challenges and solutions in times of financial crises and austerity measures (Alan Hoekstra) 10. Ethical Leadership Research: Looking beyond the leader (Leonie Heres)  11. The Limits of Rule Governance (Paul M Heywood and Jonathan Rose)  12. Researching and Improving the Effectiveness of Ethics Training (Jeroen Maesschalck and Annelies De Schrijver)  Part V: Ethics Across Boundaries  13. Public Service Motivation in a Complex Public Sector (Alan Lawton and Julie Rayner)  14.What Does Working in the Public Services Mean? Describing the public service ethos in practice (Steven Parker)  15. Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Decision-Making: Mainland China and Hong Kong comparison (Ting Gong and Ian ScottPart VI: Expanding Ethical Policy Domains  16. Ethical Decisions and the Great Moral Challenge of our Time (Ken Coghill)  17. The Undiscovered Country: Establishing an ethical paradigm for space activities in the 21st Century (Christopher J. NewmanPart VII: Conclusion  18. Towards a Global Ethics: Wishful thinking or a strategic necessity? (Alan Lawton, Zeger van der Wal and Leo Huberts)


    Alan Lawton is Professor of Management at Federation Business School, Federation University Australia.

    Zeger van der Wal is Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

    Leo Huberts is Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    ‘Ethics and Public Policy in Management challenges traditional boundaries and provides the global perspective necessary for understanding the ethical issues confronting public managers in the 21st century. The multi-national scope of the chapters and diverse analytical frameworks place ethics at the forefront of good governance.’ - Danny L. Balfour, Grand Valley State University, USA

    ‘An excellent collection covering an eclectic range of issues from public service motivation to the ethics involved in space exploration. It poses a series of thoughtful questions for global ethics research.’ - Dr James Downe, Reader, Public Policy & Management, Cardiff Business School, UK