You are here

Ethics in American Public Service
Share
Share
Ethical behaviour in the United States public service is scrutinized in this edition of The Annals. The contributors examine topics such as: the origins of those values defining preferable conduct and how those values are expressed; the traditional and contemporary issues accompanying the legislative, executive and judicial institutions of government; the role of interest groups; the ethical problems confronting administrators; the role of the media; educating prospective administrators about ethics; and placing ethical questions in a comparative perspective. All the articles in this collection make it clear that there are few absolutes in public sector ethics and that this is especially true in the US experience.