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Ethics and the Public Service: Trust, Integrity, and Democracy, 1st Edition

By Susan Dimock, Mohamad Al-Hakim, Garrett Mac Sweeney, Alessandro Manduca-Barone, Anthony Antonacci
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352 pages
ISBN-10: 0176504427
ISBN-13: 9780176504427
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 1st

Ethics and the Public Service provides a framework for the discussion of specific ethical challenges that members of the public service might face in the course of their work. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, it seeks to explain why an ethical public service is so vital to democracy and good government. It explores and presents the value of ethics codes, the importance of independent oversight, and the contribution of ethical leadership to the achievement of public trust, political legitimacy, and the integrity of government programs.

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  • Ethics and the Public Service provides a framework for the discussion of specific ethical challenges that members of the public service might face in the course of their work, making it the perfect book for students in Public Policy and Administration, Public Policy and Law, and Policy and Government programs in Canadian universities
  • The text examines why an ethical public service is so vital to democracy and good government. It tries to explain the value of ethics codes, the importance of independent oversight, and the contribution of ethical leadership to the achievement of public trust, political legitimacy, and the integrity of government programs
  • The authors explore not just what ethical conduct consists of, but also why ethical behaviour is so valuable
  • The book's website houses the specific governmental and ethical codes that are referred to in the text: www.ethicsandthepublicservice.nelson.com
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Morality And Ethics
  • Chapter 2: Moral Principles and Moral Theories
  • Chapter 3: The Value Of Ethics Codes and of Ethics in the Public Service
  • Chapter 4: Corruption, Conflicts Of Interest, and Other Unethical Conduct
  • Chapter 5: Professional Values
  • Chapter 6: Public Service Values
  • Chapter 7: People Values
  • Chapter 8: Disclosure of Wrongdoing
  • Appendix 1: Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service [Federal Public Servants] Treasury Board 2003
  • Appendix 2: American Society for Public Administration Code of Ethics
  • Appendix 3: The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Code of Ethics
  • Appendix 4: American Institute of Certified Planners Code Of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Appendix 5: Principles of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada
  • Cases for Discussion
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Index

Author Information

Susan Dimock

A member of York's faculty since 1991, Dimock is an expert in moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of law. She has been a member of the centre's executive and board of directors since 1999. Dimock earned her PhD from Dalhousie University in 1994, She is a former president of the York University Faculty Association, former chair of Faculty of Arts Council, and a long-time member of the University Senate. In addition, Dimock received the University-Wide Teaching Award at York in 1998 and the Issac Walton Killam Fellowship at Dalhousie University from 1988-1991. She is the editor of several books, including Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law (2006) and Classic Readings and Canadian Cases in the Philosophy of Law (2001). Currently, she is working another book titled Law: Its Nature and Value

Mohamad Al-Hakim

Mohamad Al-Hakim is a doctoral student in philosophy at York University. His main areas of research are ethics, public policy, multiculturalism, political theory, and legal philosophy. Mr. Al-Hakim holds an Honours BA and a Master's from McMaster University and is currently finishing his PhD at York University. Mr. Al-Hakim has published in various journals including Criminal Law and Philosophy, New Criminal Law Review, and Transnational Legal Theory and continues to work in various areas relating to ethics, multiculturalism and law.

Garrett Mac Sweeney

Garrett Mac Sweeney holds a Hon. BA in philosophy from Saint Mary's University, Halifax, and an MA in philosophy from York University, Toronto, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy. Mr. Mac Sweeney's doctoral research is in the intersection of the philosophy of law and political philosophy, specifically looking at the justification of mala prohibita offences and criminal law. Mr. Mac Sweeney also has as an area of specialization business and professional ethics, having taught in the Department of Policy and Strategy for the Management Program at the Schulich School of Business, and is competent in moral and political philosophy, specifically international justice and global ethics. Mr. Mac Sweeney is a Fellow of McLaughlin College, York University, a graduate associate at the York Centre for Practical Ethics, and a member of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network. In addition to his academic work, Mr. Mac Sweeney is also a co-founder and co-executive director of AB&M Advisors Inc., a boutique consulting firm concentrating on managerial ethics and training for the public and private sectors.

Alessandro Manduca-Barone

Alessandro Manduca-Barone is a Ph.D. candidate at York University in the process of completing his dissertation in the field of bioethics. Having degrees in both philosophy and economics one of Manduca-Barone's interests has been the role of ethics in corporations. However, his interests vary widely, publishing and presenting articles on topics revolving around public sector ethics, international human rights, competence, and ethical standards relating to medical research. Furthermore he is one of the co-founders and co-executive directors of AB&M Advisors Inc., a company that engages in ethical consulting for both the private and public sector.

Anthony Antonacci

Anthony Antonacci received a Certificate in Professional Ethics in 2009 and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. He is a freelance writer from Toronto, Canada, and is currently a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, the 4th largest sports media website in the United States. Anthony was a community blogger in his riding of Don Valley East for the Toronto Star during the Ontario provincial election in 2011, interviewing local candidates and writing about issues both on a local and a provincial scale. He is hopelessly optimistic that the day will come when our politicians say what they mean, and do what they say.