A Casebook of Public Ethics and Issues

A Casebook of Public Ethics and Issues

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This book should be of interest to postgraduate courses in public administration and organizational behaviour; professionals in the public sector.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 12.7mm | 360g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 053412612X
  • 9780534126124

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Section I: Personal administration and ethics. Drug testing and ethics. We were just doing her a favor (by not firing her). The ethics of censorship, rule making and discharge procedures. The ethical issues behind comparable worth. The right to strike by public employees. Ethical issues of employee fitness programs. Section II: Ethics and politics. Interference with free local elections. Political 'smear' campaigns. Conflicts between political appointees and careerists. Section III: Ethics and public economics. Ethical issues in downsizing - or, cutting back. The ethics of tax incentives of waivers. The ethical issues of privatizing public jobs. Ethics and interlocal contracting arrangements. Section IV: The ethics of health and the work place. Bioethics: the right to live and the right to die. Child care and the exchanging of gifts. Public employees and the exchanging of gifts. The ethics of smoking vs nonsmoking at work. (Each chapter includes a brief introduction, raises an ethical issue, details the case and ends with assignments and usually a selected bibliography.)
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