The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role

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Wiley, Jan 31, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Praise for the Fifth Edition of The Responsible Administrator

"Cooper's fifth edition is the definitive text for students and practitioners who want to have a successful administrative career. Moral reasoning, as Cooper so adeptly points out, is essential in today's rapidly changing and complex global environment."—Donald C. Menzel, president, American Society for Public Administration, and professor emeritus, public administration, Northern Illinois University

"The Responsible Administrator is at once the most sophisticated and the most practical book available on public sector ethics. It is conceptually clear and jargon-free, which is extraordinary among books on administrative ethics."—H. George Frederickson, Stone Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, University of Kansas

"Remarkably effective in linking the science of what should be done with a prescriptive for how to actually do it, the fifth edition of Cooper's book keeps pace with the dynamic changes in the field, both for those who study it and those who practice it. The information presented in these pages can be found nowhere else, and it is information we cannot ethically afford to ignore."—Carole L. Jurkiewicz, John W. Dupuy Endowed Professor, and Woman's Hospital Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Management, Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration, Public Administration Institute

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Review: The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role

User Review  - Melissa Lee-tammeus - Goodreads

Another book for yet another ethics class required by my degree program. Not a bad read, but nothing I would stay up late to read because I wanted to. Some great scenarios for those in positions in which there is a lot to gain and a lot to lose. A reminder to do what's right the first time. Read full review

Review: The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

This book was for my ethics class, which unfortunately never talked about this book in lecture. It has some good material, but not written in a way so that the information is easy to digest. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Terry L. Cooper is the Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. He was also a Fulbright professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cooper has served as the chair of the Section on Ethics of the American Society for Public Administration, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. His articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, and the American Review of Public Administration.

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