This title was first published in 2000: The focus of this analysis is that of moral standards in public service, with special attention to the role(s) of officials. It presents discussion of some of the issues that seem to the contributors to be of pressing importance and that seem to have relevance for public service in the new millennium. It concentrates in particular on public officials, and the constraints imposed on them by the political environment in liberal democracies.
1. Introduction, Richard A. Chapman. 2. Corruption in Local Government - some ethical issues of the last twenty-five years, Rodney Brooke. 3. Parliament and Ethical Behaviour, Michael Hunt. 4. The Ethics of Equal Opportunities, Susan Corby. 5. Courts, Parliament, and Public Authorities under the British Human Right Act 1998, George J. Szablowski. 6. The Public Interest: A Political and Administrative Convenience? Barry J. O'Toole. 7. Setting Standards in a New Organization: The Case of the British Civil Service Commission, Richard A Chapman. 8. The Inherently Unethical Nature of Public Service Ethics, Lawrence Pratchett. 9. Is Democracy a Substitute for Ethics? Administrative Reform and Accountability, B. Guy Peters.
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