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Managing in the Public Sector

A Casebook in Ethics and Leadership

By Brett Sharp, Grant Aguirre, Kenneth Kickham

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 28 June 2010
Debuting it its first edition, this unique casebook contains dozens of brief, engaging case studies for public administrators in public and nonprofit institutions. Inspired by real-life stories, these short cases cover a wide range of topics from affirmative action to human resources to sports management. "Managing the Public Sector "illustrates theoretical concepts while encouraging active reader participation and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Primer on Ethics in Public Administration Why Study Ethics? Subjectivism Cultural Relativism Psychological Egoism Utilitarian Theory (Teleological Ethics) Duty Ethics (Deontological Ethics) Virtue Ethics The Moral Minimum The Case Study Method Chapter I: Managing Employees Case 1: Floggings Will Continue Case 2: Not Paying Taxes at the IRS Case 3: Cutting Loose the Dirty Dozen Case 4: Eleven Months to Retirement Case 5: A Competent but Slow Employee Case 6: A Termination by Any Other Name Chapter II: Leading Public Organizations Case 7: Gay Rights Signs on City Utility Poles Case 8: Serving at the Pleasure of the City Council Case 9: Office of Emergency Management Fake Press Conference Case 10: Squeezing Out the Garbage Collectors Case 11: The Governor's Transition Team Case 12: Running the Numbers at the State Health Department Chapter III: Public Financial Management and Budgeting Case 13: The Long Forgotten Raise in the Property Tax Case 14: Tuition Reimbursement Program Case 15: Submitting an Incomplete Financial Report Case 16: Ineligible for Suggestion System Awards Case 17: Free Boat for Soda Display at State Lodge Case 18: Charging for Copies of Public Documents Chapter IV: Managing Human Resources Case 19: The Planning Director & the HR Analyst Case 20: Patronage Charges Against the Governor Case 21: Selecting the Special Assistant to the City Council Case 22: Maintaining Pay During Reduction in Force Case 23: A Speed Bump on Staff Case 24: The Bureaucrat's Wife Chapter V: Public Health and Welfare Case 25: Pennies From Heaven Case 26: Spanking the Foster Child Case 27: Children Abused in State Institution Case 28: Smoking at the State Health Department Case 29: Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrants Case 30: Privatizing the County Hospital Chapter VI: Planning and Economic Development Case 31: Tourism Advertisement Case 32: Reasonable Ofer Case 33: Shootout at the Zoning Commission: MegaStore v. the Pharmacists Case 34: Complimentary Soda Drinks for Bus Drivers Case 35: The Ethanol Loan Subsidy Case 36: Free Building for Titan Trout Shop Chapter VII: Education Administration and Policy Case 37: Changing the Grade Case 38: The Superintendent's Scandal Case 39: Gift Certificate for Recommendation Letter Case 40: State University Football Coach and the Wayward Team Case 41: Working Extra to Pay Your Own Salary Case 42: Professor Dating Student Chapter VIII: To Protect and to Serve Case 43: Rough Day in Tornado Alley Case 44: Pornography and the Police Chief's Wife Case 45: Nukes Travel Cross County Case 46: Highway Patrol Officer Sells Benefit Tickers Case 47: Cyber Terrorism Case 48: Records Check Chapter IX: Bureaucracy and Public Morality Case 49: The Corrections Officer Selection Video Case 50: Indecent Exposure and the Board of Cosmetology Case 51: American General Opines on Gays Case 52: Hollywood Discovery Case 53: Advertisement for Topless Bar in University Newspaper Chapter X: Diversity Management Case 54: Sensitivity Training and Pandora's Box Case 55: The Fair Employment Practices Act Case 56: Weekend Racist Case 57: Accommodating a Student with a Disability Case 58: Hate Speech in Confidential Course Evaluations Case 59: Equal Pay Experts in a Hot Tub Chapter XI: Challenges in Nonprofit Management Case 60: Firefighters Get Money For Charity Case 61: Ghost Worker at the Nonprofit Case 62: Sharing the Donor List Case 63: University President Protests Football Official's Decision Case 64: The Lazy Volunteer Chapter XII: Environmental Protection Case 65: An Ombudsman by Any Other Name Case 66: Northern Spotted Owl Case 67: Funding the Frog Study Case 68: Penciling in Your Own Salary Case 69: Carbon Footprint of a Global Warming Activist Appendix A: Cases Listed by Subject Areas

EAN: 9780136039754
ISBN: 0136039758
Publisher: Longman Inc
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 0.9 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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