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Ethics and Integrity of Governance

Perspectives Across Frontiers
New Horizons in Public Policy series
Edited by Leo W.J.C. Huberts, V U Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jeroen Maesschalck, Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium and Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Louisiana State University, US
This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded ‘transatlantic dialogue’, this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84542 854 9
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This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded ‘transatlantic dialogue’, this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action.

Ethics and Integrity of Governance will appeal to academics, researchers and practitioners in the areas of leadership and organisation, public policy and public administration, and public values and ethics.
‘The book is a welcome contribution to the literature on ethics as it provides a broader horizon of investigation than most familiar works in recent years.’
– Jamil E. Jreisat, International Journal of Public Administration
Contributors: G.B. Adams, D.L. Balfour, A. Belling, J.S. Bowman, Y. Emery, G. Fawcett, R.A. Giacalone, A. Hoekstra, S. Horton, L.W.J.C. Huberts, C.L. Jurkiewicz, R.P. Kaye, T. Lamboo, K. Lasthuizen, C.W. Lewis, J. Maesschalck, J.A. Rohr, F.E. Six, W. Vandenabeele, E. van der Heide, S. Van de Walle, M. Wardman, J.P. West, C. Wyser
Contents:

Foreword
John A. Rohr

1. Introduction
Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalck and Carole L. Jurkiewicz

PART I: PUBLIC SERVICE ETHOS, VALUES AND INTEGRITY
2. The Evolution of the British Public Service Ethos: A Historical Institutional Approach to Explaining Continuity and Change
Wouter Vandenabeele and Sylvia Horton

3. A Revolution in Organizational Values: Change and Recalibration
Carole L. Jurkiewicz and Robert A. Giacalone

4. Ethical Norms in Public Service: A Framework for Analysis
Carol W. Lewis

5. Judging a Public Official’s Integrity
Frédérique E. Six and Leo W.J.C. Huberts

PART II: THE INTEGRITY, RATIONALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERNANCE
6. Ethical Leadership and Administrative Evil: The Distorting Effects of Technical Rationality
Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour

7. The Swiss Federal Administration in the Context of Downsizing: Public Servants’ Perception about their Work Environment and Ethical Issues
Yves Emery and Carole Wyser

PART III: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUMENTS
8. Ethical Governance in Local Government in England: A Regulator’s View
Gillian Fawcett and Mark Wardman

9. A Paradigmatic Shift in Ethics and Integrity Management within the Dutch Public Sector? Beyond Compliance – A Practitioner’s View
Alain Hoekstra, Alex Belling and Eli van der Heide

10. How to Encourage Ethical Behaviour: The Impact of Police Leadership on Police Officers Taking Gratuities
Terry Lamboo, Karin Lasthuizen and Leo W.J.C. Huberts

PART IV: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY AND THE POLITICS OF GOVERNANCE
11. Removing Employee Protections: A ‘See no Evil’ Approach to Civil Service Reform
James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West

12. In Defence of Politicking: Private, Personal and Public Interests
Robert P. Kaye

13. Perceptions of Corruption as Distrust? Cause and Effect in Attitudes Towards Government
Steven Van de Walle

PART V: CONCLUSION
14. Global Perspectives on Good Governance Policies and Research
Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalck and Carole L. Jurkiewicz

Index