Most critical issues of government and public administration involve ethical dilemmas. Policy decisions by bureaucrats in both the industrialized countries and the developing ones are often made in the context of conflicting ethical and moral issues. Administrative ethics is a system of rules enforced by such administrative sanctions as demotion and firing, as opposed to rules enforced by such civil or criminal sanctions as monetary penalties or imprisonment. This book illustrates how the weakness of public-sector institutions in developing countries has deprived these nations of the capability to perform these functions and how sound administrative ethics can strengthen these institutions. Administrative Ethics and Development establishes a clear and vital connection between administrative ethics, successful modern economies, and good democratic governments in both the industrialized and the developing countries.
Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor is Professor of Public Administration, Florida International University.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Ethics and Development in an International Comparative Framework Chapter 5 Micro-Bureaucracies and Developmental Administration Chapter 6 The Struggle of Small and Island States' Bureaucracies to Develop Traditional Ethical Values Chapter 7 Conflicts Between the Bureaucracy and its Clientele: A Comparative Approach to Administrative Ethics Chapter 8 Ethics and Development in the Non-Western World Chapter 9 Risks and Conflicts in Centralized State Intervention in Developmental Organizations Chapter 10 The Application of Max Weber's Model in Non-Western Public Bureaucracies Chapter 11 Ethics and Development in Latin America Chapter 12 Latin American Ancient Civilizations and their Administrative Legacies Chapter 13 A Model for Planning Ethical Training Abroad: The Case of Guatemala and Mexico Chapter 14 Ethics and Development in Africa Chapter 15 Administrative Accountability in Africa Chapter 16 The Problems with Administrative Reform in a Ministate: The Case of Sao Tome and Principe Chapter 17 Ethics and Development in the United States Chapter 18 Impact of New Immigrants' Needs on South Florida Public Service Chapter 19 Ethical Issues in the Use of the Internet Chapter 20 Bibliography Chapter 21 Subject Index Chapter 22 Author Index Chapter 23 About the Author