American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations

Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Questions of ethics in public administration are increasingly in the news, where commentators seem too often detached from the sources of those ethics and their application to current political conflicts. American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations examines public administration ethics as contextualized by constitutional, legal, and political values within the United States. Through case studies, hypothetical examples, and an easy-to-read discussion format, the authors explore what these values mean for specific duties of government managers and for the resolution of many contemporary issues confronting public sector officials. Key Features: • Describes the philosophical underpinnings of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights • Identifies the values that anchor and define what government and public administrators should do. • Indicates where these values fit into a framework for moral decision-making in the public sector, and how they apply to discussions of current controversies in public administration. • Written by authors with rich experience as both lawyers and academics in public administration programs.
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Aug 25, 2011
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Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s

"I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together."

Known to millions simply by her middle name, Kennedy helped bring the cutting edge of culture into our living rooms during the 1990s through her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. She interviewed everyone from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions no one else would as she navigated between true artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation.

As only Kennedy can, she takes us back to unforgettable moments such as Nirvana's seminal performance on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV Beach House and Woodstock '94 festival, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" campaign. We read of priceless moments—on and off set—with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren.

Straddling the line between witness and participant, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip club. Getting naked with Jenny McCarthy. Playing dice on the men's room floor with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The Real World to church—and living to regret it. Making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro. Dodging calls from Courtney Love. Serving as John Rzeznik's muse for the Goo Goo Dolls hit song "Name." And there was that...incident...with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Video Music Awards. Finally, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with priceless, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and more.

In her characteristically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy delivers a juicy and revealing narrative perfect for Gen X and beyond—and for anyone who wants to know what really went on at MTV.

 When nothing is off limits

Chaz Diaz was named the sexiest man alive. Not only is he rich, famous, and incredibly hot, he’s also the man of Aspen’s fantasies. Now he is offering to pay her a million dollars to be his escort for one month, but there is a catch or two.

The Caribbean resort known as Desire is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and it is where the elite go to live out their deepest darkest fantasies. Absolutely nothing is off limits. Desire will take you wherever your imagination dares to go. Those who can pay the price, can have anything they desire. Some pay the ultimate price.

Up until her sister disappeared from the Caribbean resort town of Punta Cana, Aspen Johansson had never traveled anywhere. Now she is thousands of miles from home, and searching for her wayward sister.

The one person she suspects of knowing where her sister is, also happens to be the guy she has been swooning over since she was sixteen years old.

Chaz Diaz can’t remember the last time he was spurned by a woman, so when the spirited and beautiful Aspen declines to have casual sex with him, his mild curiosity turns to outright obsession. Now he is determined to have her, but there is another reason he wants to keep her close. Keeping her close might be the only way to keep her alive.

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This story will unfold over several volumes.

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After Annika Bashir falls deeply in love with her “hot, billionaire doctor”—or HBD for short—she thinks her happily-ever-after is a sure bet. But her bitter and maligned ex-fiancé, Kareem, isn’t quite done with her -- not by a long shot.

Turns out, he’s taking this matter to a jury of their peers.

And if she thinks her handsome and wealthy fiancé, Dr. Kiran Patil, will swoop in and fix everything right away, she’s in for a rude awakening. Caught up navigating the construction of a new orphanage in India alongside the beautiful—and dangerously flirtatious—philanthropist Lucy Vanderbilt, Kiran faces his own set of obstacles as he strives to get out from under the thumb of his overbearing and controlling father who would like nothing more than for his son to dump the Texas doll and marry into true family wealth.

Unfortunately, Annika is distracted by her own drama and testing his patience.

Faced with the fight of her life in a court of law—and the court of public opinion—she must survive Kareem’s appetite for revenge, betrayal and abandonment by her family and friends, and her dark secret revealed that she isn’t quite the chaste virgin her mother thinks she is. Annika must risk losing everything to save her good name and prove to all the critics that she’s not the same shallow person she was before that fateful trip to India. 

In the end, Annika is face with two choices: A future with Kiran, or her foolish pride.

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“Dylan Kane leaves James Bond in his dust!”



America is in crisis. Dozens of terrorist attacks have killed or injured thousands, and worse, every single attack appears to have been committed by an American citizen in the name of Islam.

A stolen experimental F-35 Lightning II is discovered by CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane in China, delivered by an American soldier reported dead years ago in exchange for a chilling promise.

Chinese Special Forces Officer Lee Fang overhears a conversation that sends her running for her life with information about a threat to America so great, it might be powerless to stop it.

And Chris Leroux is forced to watch as his girlfriend, Sherrie White, is tortured on camera, under orders to not interfere, her continued suffering providing intel too valuable to sacrifice.

From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes a disturbing action thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat as they try to unravel the truth along with Kane, Leroux and Delta Team-Bravo as they question their own beliefs, their own government, and their own country.

Available Dylan Kane Thrillers:

Rogue Operator, Containment Failure, Cold Warriors, Death to America, Black Widow, The Agenda, Retribution

USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

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