"Cooper's fifth edition is the definitive text for students andpractitioners who want to have a successful administrative career.Moral reasoning, as Cooper so adeptly points out, is essential intoday's rapidly changing and complex globalenvironment."—Donald C. Menzel, president, American Societyfor Public Administration, and professor emeritus, publicadministration, Northern Illinois University
"The Responsible Administrator is at once the mostsophisticated and the most practical book available on publicsector ethics. It is conceptually clear and jargon-free, which isextraordinary among books on administrative ethics."—H.George Frederickson, Stone Distinguished Professor of PublicAdministration, University of Kansas
"Remarkably effective in linking the science of what should bedone with a prescriptive for how to actually do it, the fifthedition of Cooper's book keeps pace with the dynamic changes in thefield, both for those who study it and those who practice it. Theinformation presented in these pages can be found nowhere else, andit is information we cannot ethically afford toignore."—Carole L. Jurkiewicz, John W. Dupuy EndowedProfessor, and Woman's Hospital Distinguished Professor ofHealthcare Management, Louisiana State University, E. J. OursoCollege of Business Administration, Public AdministrationInstitute
This new edition includes information on coping with new demandsfor accountability, as well as new cases and examples, anexamination of current issues relevant to administrative ethics,and supplementary materials for professors.
Cooper’s theoretical framework and practical applicationsand techniques will help you consider all of the factors involvedin a decision, ensuring that you balance professional, personal,and organizational values. Case studies and examples illustratewhat works and what does not. The Responsible Administratorhelps both experienced and novice public administrators andstudents become effective decision makers, provides them with asolid understanding of the role of ethics in public service and theframework to incorporate ethical and values-based decision makingin day-to-day management.