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Value and Virtue in Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective (Governance and Public Management)

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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, Values and Virtues in Public Administration gives an account of the recent developments and progress in public sector management and public service. It describes the progress made in the discipline of public administration, in theories related to public administration and in the practice of public administration in tackling the questions surrounding values and virtues. These trends, descriptions, theories and comparisons make it possible to answer the question of how administrative ethics vary and what this variance depends upon. Featuring contributions from scholars in several different disciplines and in-depth case studies, the book concludes that under New Public Management instrumental values and consequential ethics have become dominant and more fundamental values have been neglected.

Synopsis:

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 values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

About the Author

PAN SUK KIM is Underwood Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University, South Korea, and the Director of the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) at Yonsei University. He is also President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the Vice Chairman of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN/CEPA). He previously worked in the Korean central government as a Secretary to the President for Personnel Policy.His articles have been widely published and his most recent edited books are Public Administration and Public Governance in ASEAN Member Countries and Korea (2009) and Civil Service System and Civil Service Reform in ASEAN Member Countries and Korea (2010).MICHIEL S. DE VRIES isChair in Public Administration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His research interests include policy evaluation, policy change and comparative public administration. He is vice-president of IASIA, member of the editorial board of I.R.A.S and other journals on Public Administration. He is also the chair of the IASIA working group on Local Governance and Development and the chair of the NISPACEE working group on Public Administration Reform in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. His latest books are The Importance of Neglect in Policy Making (Palgrave, 2010), Improving Local Government (Palgrave, 2008) and The Story behind Western Advice to Central Europe during its Transition. His work has been widely published in journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Value and Virtue in Public Administration; M.S de Vries&P.Suk Kim

Governance and Values in Contemporary Public Service; C.Garofalo

Public Virtue Approaches; B.Tholen

Ethics and Globalization in Historical Perspective: The Relevance of Socrates in our Days; D.Argyriades

The Cultural-Economic Perspective on Values and Virtues; E.de Jong

The Social Psychology Perspective on Values and Virtues; I.Sobis& M.S. de Vries

The Institutional Perspective on Values and Virtues; E.Ostrom&V.Ostrom

Public Administration as a Menetype B: Re-discovering Trichotomies; B.Cutting&A.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; J.Palidauskaite

The Evil and its Cure: Clientelism, Corruption and their Institutional Remedies in Latin America; C.W.Andrews

Perils and Prospects in Four African Countries; M.Sindane 

Public Sector Value and Virtue and the OECD; C.E.Lynch&T.D.Lynch

Values and Virtues in the Japanese Public Sector; H.Kudo

Conclusions; M.S de Vries&P.Suk Kim

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230236479
Author:
De Vries, Michiel S.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
de Vries, Michiel S.
Author:
Kim, Pan Suk
Author:
Michiel S. de Vries
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Practical Politics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w tables, 20 figures
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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