Ethics in Public Service

Ethics in Public Service

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This book, by a group of specially selected scholars, focuses on topics of current debate in the field of public service ethics. The subjects covered include codes of ethics, how ethics can be taught, the dilemma of tragic choices, administrative discretion and the protection of human rights, the interests of the state, secrecy and freedom of information, the democratic environment, and the relevance of the law and trade unions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20mm | 397g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0748603832
  • 9780748603831

About Prof. Richard A. Chapman

Richard A Chapman is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Durham.show more

Table of contents

The duty of the professional, Brian Cubbon; promoting public service ethics - the codification option, Kenneth Kernaghan; how can ethics be taught?, M.W. Jackson; Tragic choices - administrative rulemaking and policy choice, B.Guy Peters; administrative discretion and the protection of human rights - public servants' duty to take rights sertiously, George J. Szablowski; freedom of information and the Swedish bureaucrat, Lennart Lundquist; reasons of state and the public interest - a British variation of the problem of dirty hands, Richard A. Chapman; public service and democratic accountability, Colin Campbell; the law and officials, Paul Finn; trade unions and ethics in public service, Barry O'Toole; ethics in public service, Richard A. Chapman.show more

Review quote

Deals with the subject matter at an advanced level but remains eminently readable throughout ... the contributors really know what they're talking about and they keep it short. Chapman's book, good course material for the issues involved, raises the current issues in a readable form. A useful comparative reader. Editor Chapman is as cholar of real merit, and any team led by him deserves close scrutiny.This collection is a fair sample of where things are at in administrative ethics. Deals with the subject matter at an advanced level but remains eminently readable throughout ... the contributors really know what they're talking about and they keep it short. Chapman's book, good course material for the issues involved, raises the current issues in a readable form. A useful comparative reader. Editor Chapman is as cholar of real merit, and any team led by him deserves close scrutiny.This collection is a fair sample of where things are at in administrative ethics.show more