Book News: September 26th, 2006

By Terry L. CooperThose who serve the public must take special care to ensure they make ethical and responsible decisions. Yet the realities of bureaucracies, deadlines, budgets, and demands for quick results make the payoffs for dealing formally with ethics seem unclear.

This new edition includes an examination of current issues relevant to administrative ethics. It sets out a theoretical framework and practical applications and techniques to help in considering all of the factors involved in a decision, ensuring that professional, personal, and organizational values are properly balanced.

Case studies and examples illustrate what works and what does not. The Responsible Administrator supports public administrators in becoming more effective decision makers. It also 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.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-7651-2. 50.00 US dollars