Book News: September 26th, 2005

By Carol W. Lewis and Stuart C. GilmanSince it was first published in 1991, The Ethics Challenge in Public Service has become a classic text used by public managers across the country. The second edition of this problem solving guide is filled with practical tools and techniques for making ethical choices in the ambiguous, pressured world of public service. It explores the day-to-day ethical dilemmas managers face in their work, including what to do when rules recommend one action and compassion another, and whether it is ethical to dissent from official policy. This essential text explores managers’ accountability to different stakeholders and how to balance the often competing responsibilities.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-6756-4. 45.00 US dollars.