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The Ethics of Public Administration
The Challenges of Global Governance

By Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray

The Ethics of Public Administration
Paperback, 450 pages $49.95
Published: 1st April 2011
ISBN: 9781602582484
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Political Science, Political Ethics

Managing the challenges of governance is more than merely managing people and resources; it is about managing the values that intersecting cultures attach to people and resources. The Ethics of Public Administration: The Challenges of Global Governance provides an exploratory introduction to the history and trends of major ethical cultures around the globe. Featuring chapters that explore national and ideological forms of ethics—including those of India, Russia, and Africa as well as Marxism, Leninism, Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—The Ethics of Public Administration is an indispensable guide for all those working in international affairs and government.




1 Public Administration Ethics through Time and Place

2 The Five E’s of Orthodox Public Administration


Ethical Traditions for Public Administration

3 Ethical Traditions of India

4 Ethical Traditions of Daoism

5 Ethics in the Buddhist Traditions

6 Traditions of Confucian Ethics

7 Ethics in the Judaic Tradition

8 Ethics in the Constitutionalist and Republican Traditions

9 Ethics in the Christian Tradition

10 Ethics in the Traditions of Islam

11 Ethics in the Traditions of Africa

12 Ethics in the Liberal Tradition

13 Marxist–Leninist Ethical Traditions

14 Ethics in the Russian Tradition



15 Revisiting the “Global” in the Challenges of Global Governance





"It is truly a remarkable achievement to explore the ethical traditions and thoughts about efficiency, economy, efficacy, expertise, and equality in all continents. This comparative study has no equal and is of interest to any public administration scholar."

—Jos C.N. Raadschelders, Professor and Henry Bellmon Chair of Public Service, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma

"Jordan and Gray offer practitioners in the field a comprehensive historical overview that traces the philosophical and ethical traditions of public administration across the dominant global cultures."

Choice (2011, 49:3)

Sara R. Jordan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and The Graduate School at the University of Hong Kong, where her research interests include civil service and research ethics.

Phillip W. Gray is Lecturer, Humanities Department, United States Coast Guard Academy. He has taught at various universities in Hong Kong, and his research focuses on international political theory, morality in warfare, and totalitarian politics.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 450 pages
 9in x 6in

  POL017000, POL033000
 Baylor University Press

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