Ethics and the Public Administrator

Cohen, Steven Alan; Eimicke, William B.

This article provides an overview and analysis of the practical problems of developing and implementing a code of ethics for public administrators. The article addresses three key issues: (1) What are public ethics and where do they come from? (2) What are the central ethical issues facing public administrators? and (3) Are there practical tools and guidelines to assist public servants to be both ethical and effective public managers? The article concludes with a plea for consideration of ethical issues, and it presents five general ethical principles for public administrators.


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International and Public Affairs
Earth Institute
American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
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October 10, 2014