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Praise for the Fifth Edition of The ResponsibleAdministrator "Cooper's fifth edition is the definitive text for students andpractitioners who want to have a successful administrative career.Moral reasoning, as Cooper so adeptly points out, is essential intoday's rapidly changing and complex globalenvironment."—Donald C. Menzel, president, American Societyfor Public Administration, and professor emeritus, publicadministration, Northern Illinois University "The Responsible Administrator is at once the mostsophisticated and the most practical book available on publicsector ethics. It is conceptually clear and jargon-free, which isextraordinary among books on administrative ethics."—H.George Frederickson, Stone Distinguished Professor of PublicAdministration, University of Kansas "Remarkably effective in linking the science of what should bedone with a prescriptive for how to actually do it, the fifthedition of Cooper's book keeps pace with the dynamic changes in thefield, both for those who study it and those who practice it. Theinformation presented in these pages can be found nowhere else, andit is information we cannot ethically afford toignore."—Carole L. Jurkiewicz, John W. Dupuy EndowedProfessor, and Woman's Hospital Distinguished Professor ofHealthcare Management, Louisiana State University, E. J. OursoCollege of Business Administration, Public AdministrationInstitute
Cooper' s theoretical framework and practical applications and techniques will help you consider all of the factors involved in a decision, ensuring that you balance professional, personal, and organizational values. Case studies and examples illustrate what works and what does not. "The Responsible Administrator" helps both experienced and novice public administrators and students become effective decision makers, provides them with a solid understanding of the role of ethics in public service and the framework to incorporate ethical and values-based decision making in day-to-day management.
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.
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
The aim of this book is to clarify the ground on which public service scholars, practitioners and advisers stand in relation to values and virtues in public administration. It explores assumptions, the unspoken and unexamined things that are taken for granted in the field of serving the public good. Accordingly, Value and Virtue in Public Administration gives an account of the recent developments and progress in public sector management and public service. It describes the progress made in the discipline of public administration, in theories related to public administration and in the practice of public administration in tackling the questions surrounding values and virtues. These trends, descriptions, theories and comparisons make it possible to answer the question of how administrative ethics vary and what this variance depends upon. Featuring contributions from scholars in several different disciplines and in-depth case studies, the book concludes that under New Public Management instrumental values and consequential ethics have become dominant and more fundamental values have been neglected. -- Cover.

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