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Value and virtue in public administration : a comparative perspective

Author: Michiel S de Vries; P'an-sŏk Kim
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Governance and public management series.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michiel S de Vries; P'an-sŏk Kim
ISBN: 9780230236479 0230236472
OCLC Number: 731914789
Description: xi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to value and virtue in public administration --
Governance and values in contemporary public service / Charles Garofalo --
Public virtue approaches / Berry Tholen --
Ethics and globalization in historical perspective: the relevance of socrates in our days / Demetrios Argyriades --
The cultural-economic perspective on values and virtues / Eelke de Jong --
The social psychology perspective on values and virtues / Iwona Sobis & Michiel S. de Vries --
The institutional perspective on values and virtues / Elinor Ostrom & Vincent Ostrom --
Public administration as a menetype b: re-discovering trichotomies / Bruce Cutting & Alexander Kouzmin --
Contemporary trends and dilemmas of administrative ethics in the developing world --
/ M. Shamul Haque --
The value profile of civil servants in new European democracies through the lens of embedded ethics / Jolanta Palidauskaite --
The evil and its cure: clientelism, corruption and their institutional remedies in Latin America / Christina W. Andrews --
Perils and prospects in four African countries / Moses Sindane --
Public sector value and virtue and the OECD / Cynthia E. Lynch & Thomas D. Lynch.
Series Title: Governance and public management series.
Responsibility: edited by Michiel S. De Vries and Pan Suk Kim.

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A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the  Read more...

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