This important text integrates the study of ethics into public management training, highlighting Supreme Court opinions on three specific constitutional values-equality, freedom, and property-focusing on the pedagogical aspects of law and posing challenging questions to help readers apply theories to concrete situations. It includes a case index for further research. Topics of specific interest include abortion, affirmative action, bureaucratic bashing, civil disobedience, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Iran-Contra scandal, moral absolutism, privileged communications, religious fundamentalism, and whistle blowing. The Midwest Review of Pubic Administration lauds it as "…a unique teaching tool."
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Introduction Stating the Problem Regime Values Equality Freedom Property Conclusion Appendix: Constitution of the United States of America Case Index
"About the previous edition. . . . . .well-written. . .an admirable and provocative attempt to avoid what the author terms 'moralistic bombers and pious platitudes.' "
---State Government Journal
". . .a unique teaching tool. "
---Midwest Review of Pubic Administration