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 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. -- Cover.the 2003 Mosher and Mosher Award for the best Public Administration Review paper written in that year. ... Her main research topics are; public sector reform, local government, decentralization policy, public finance, and e- government.
|Title||:||Value and Virtue in Public Administration|
|Author||:||Michiel S. De Vries, Pan Suk Kim|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-11-15|