2nd Edition

Handbook of Administrative Ethics

By Terry Cooper Copyright 2001

    Delineating implications for administrative ethics from other fields such as sociology, psychology, and philosophy, this reference provides a comprehensive review of administrative ethics in the public sector. Detailing the context within which contemporary ethics training has developed, the book examines the effectiveness of ethics training, legal and organizational devices for encouraging desired conduct, and other topics of particular relevance to the political and social contexts of public administration. Written by over 25 leading scholars in public administration ethics, the book creates a taxonomy for administrative ethics using the categories of modern philosophy.

    I: Administrative Ethics as a Field of Study; 1: The Emergence of Administrative Ethics as a Field of Study in the United States; 2: Research And Knowledge In Administrative Ethics; 3: Ethics Education In Public Administration And Affairs; 4: Ethics In In-Service Training; II: Philosophical Perspectives In Administrative Ethics; 5: The Use Of Philosophy In Administrative Ethics; 6: Administration And The Ethics Of Virtue; 7: The Public Interest; 8: Deontological Dimensions Of Administrative Ethics Revisited; 9: A Teleological Approach To Administrative Ethics; 10: A Dream Of What We Could Be; III: Contexts Of Administrative Ethics; 11: Organizational Structure; 12: Governmental Ethics And Organizational Culture; 123: The Relevance Of Public Ethics To Administration And Policy; 14: Administrative Ethics And The Chimera Of Professionalism; IV: Maintaining Ethical Conduct: External Controls; 15: Codes Of Ethics; 16: From Codes Of Conduct To Codes Of Ethics; 17: Ethics Management In Public Organizations; 18: Federal Ethics Management And Public Trust; 19: Federal Inspectors General And The Paths To Accountability; 20: Whistleblower Protection And The Judiciary; 21: Dealing With Administrative Corruption; V: Maintaining Ethical Conduct: Internal Controls; 22: Moral Development In Public Administration; 23: Ethical Decision-Making; 24: Values And Ethics; 25: Character And Conduct In The Public Service; 26: Gender Differences In Administrative Ethics; 27: Citizenship Ethics In Public Administration; 28: Administrative Ethics And Democratic Theory; 29: Administrative Ethics In Nonprofit Organizations; 30: Military Ethics; 31: Administrative Ethics In A Chinese Society; 32: Constitutionalism And Administrative Ethics; 33: Administrative Ethics In An African Society; 34: Public Service Ethics In Australia


    Terry Cooper (University of Southern California, USA) (Author)